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If you’re up for a challenge and a lot of opportunity, explore percussion at TCU.

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The TCU Percussion Studio is dedicated to maximizing percussion education through a wide variety of performing ensembles and a closely supervised private lesson structure. The size of the studio enables all students to receive a variety of performance opportunities and individual attention.

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Sample Courses

  • Marching Band
  • Studio Performance
  • History of Western Music
  • Musical Structure and Style
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Special Admission Requirements

For undergraduates and graduates wanting to attend the TCU School of Music, there is an admissions process. Learn more about the audition requirements.

What Sets Us Apart

Our highly selective Texas Christian University Percussion Studio offers a distinctive combination of private instruction and a variety of performing ensembles, including the internationally recognized Percussion Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble. You also can explore the excitement of the Steel Band or the precision of the Marching Band and Indoor Drumlines.

Career Prospects

Percussionists leave TCU with a broad knowledge of many aspects of music and specifically the percussion family. Many of our graduates enter the workforce specializing in education. These graduates have distinguished themselves as some of the finest educators in their fields, teaching percussion at the high school, middle school or elementary levels. Additionally, TCU percussion alumni often continue their studies in graduate programs and some have gone on to teach percussion at the collegiate level. Many of our graduates are performing music full time for a living, while others perform on a part-time basis. We also have a number of published composers among our graduates.