Thanks for visiting our web page. Here at UT Martin, our single mission is student success. Our goal is to prepare students with the skills they need to move to their next level in life. For some, that step means securing a music teaching position, for others, it may mean moving on to a top graduate school in a variety of music disciplines. At UTM, we get you ready to do it all!
On this site you can find important information regarding upcoming events and archives of past events. Current and incoming students can also download audition requirements and other text documents including required equipment for UTM percussion majors and suggested repertoire. If you are looking for that next great piece to perform, we can help you find it!
The philosophy of UTM percussion majors is to have no limitations once they have finished the program. We never want you to JUST SAY NO to that special gig or teaching opportunity. UTM students become skilled in literature on snare drum, marimba, vibraphone, timpani, multiple percussion, drum set, accessories, and electronic instruments, as well as a gamut of "world" percussion styles and the authentic instruments used to perform each of these. Individual studio instruction has a "total" percussion approach and is supported by large ensemble experiences that, in addition to traditional and contemporary percussion repertoire, include "world" styles through the Steel band, Brazilian ensemble, African ensemble, Afro-Cuban groups and more. We hope to see you at some exciting upcoming UTM Percussion Events!!!! Thanks for visiting. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we may be of further assistance.
Stephen Downing, Senior Percussion Recital
So Percussion @ UT Martin
TN State Day of Percussion, hosted at UTM