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OU Percussion

Welcome to the University of Oklahoma Percussion Studio website, where you can find out about all things percussion at OU. We update OU Percussion news and concert dates on a regular basis, so check back regularly. If you use facebook, be sure to like our Facebook Page.

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2019 OU Percussion Press Composition Contest

We are accepting submissions now for the 2019 OU Percussion Press Composition Contest! See the Composition Contest page for more details.

2020 Backstage Pass Event

Note: The Backstage Pass event originally scheduled for the April 5 concert will be rescheduled due to coronavirus. Check back later for more information.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Oklahoma Percussion Studio is to serve: our students by preparing them for future endeavors through artistic training and meaningful experiences; the university by presenting performances of the highest artistic merit; and the community as musical ambassadors and advocates through off-campus collaborations, appearances, and interactions.

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Philosophy

Percussion studies at the University of Oklahoma are designed to promote the development of the student as a passionate professional. The percussion curriculum is designed to present a sequential study of a broad spectrum of percussion instruments. Our goal is to help students become self-sufficient in performance, pedagogy, and advocacy for music and art. Musical performance skills and concepts of education will be acquired through the following:

  • The development of performance techniques to meet the needs of artistic expression.
  • Experience in solo, ensemble, and chamber performance.
  • Participation in ensembles and classes representing a variety of styles and cultures.
  • The development of sight-reading proficiency.
  • Exposure to new concepts and skills from a variety of musical applications.
  • Providing an environment to practice, share, grow, and connect with other musicians.
  • Providing opportunities for interaction with professionals from various musical fields.