Percussion Instrumental Performance

The mission of UM’s Percussion Program is to refine and diversify our percussionists, while empowering them to meet and exceed the high musical demands of the 21st century. The cornerstones of our program feature “up-to-date” expertise offered by our faculty, and the students’ ability to study with both professors seamlessly and simultaneously. The main focuses for the musical development of our students are soloistic and orchestral, however both are unified by the essential element of non-conducted percussion chamber music. At the graduate level our students are given the rare opportunity of pursuing more specific direction in orchestral or solo percussion with slightly customized curriculum, which still features lessons with both professors and chamber music. 

Such an inventive and advanced creative environment for our students places us in the forefront of today’s percussion education. It allows Professor Svet Stoyanov and Professor Matt Strauss to fulfill their vision of training not only percussionists, but musicians.