The percussion studio at the University of Michigan is one of the oldest and most storied collegiate percussion programs in America. A comprehensive program, Michigan offers training in solo, chamber, orchestral studies, timpani, world percussion, and drumset at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our students come from all corners of the country with a variety of interests and while at Michigan, collaborate with faculty and their peers to find their individual voice. U-M Percussion alumni permeate all aspects of the music world as performers, educators, and entrepreneurs.  

In the fall of 2015, the University of Michigan percussion program embarked on a new chapter in its storied history with the occupation of the percussion suite in the new Brehm Pavillion. The percussion suite features twelve state-of-the-art acoustically isolated practice rooms, along with additional dedicated teaching studios, all with wide, 44" doors. Additional spaces include a new acoustically-flexible large ensemble rehearsal space, a chamber music/percussion ensemble rehearsal room, dedicated storage/locker space for personal gear, as well as two large, dedicated multi percussion spaces where students can leave their set-ups intact for the duration of learning and performing a work. All practice rooms and teaching studios are also clustered together in close proximity to enhance the sense of community among percussionists.  

The University of Michigan Percussion Program also enjoys the use of one of the largest and finest inventories of percussion instruments in the country. 

All prospective candidates (BM, MM, Specialist, DMA) interested in auditioning for the percussion program must submit a preliminary audition video (pre-screen) prior to being invited to take a final (live) audition in Ann Arbor. These videos are to be submitted by December 1. For specific Information on auditions and pre-screen repertoire, please click here. 

If you wish to learn more about percussion studies at the University of Michigan, please check out our studio website:

If you have any questions about the program, about the audition process, or if you are interested in visiting Ann Arbor to take a visit please contact me via e-mail at (