Welcome to the Percussion Studio at the University of Tennessee at Martin. On this site you can find important information regarding events, audition requirements, video recordings, scholarship opportunities, and more.
Here at UT Martin, our single mission is student success, preparing 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 or a vocational career in the music industry. UTM is a "total" percussion program where students become skilled in literature on snare drum, marimba, vibraphone, timpani, multiple percussion, drum set, orchestral literature, and complementary instruments, as well as musical styles from Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Indonesia.
The UTM Percussion Studio will provide professional-level experiences and opportunities for all students that will foster growth through self-discipline, creativity, and entrepreneurship. We do this by immersing the students in a variety of pre-professional activities and encouraging you to say YES to that special gig or teaching opportunity. Successful students will embrace these challenges as they develop a global awareness toward their instrument, environment, and community, guiding them towards a passion for life-long learning.