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This chamber percussion ensemble of four to five students focuses on a different genre each year, such as ragtime or contemporary world music. For example, its repertoire includes music by American percussionist and composer Bob Becker, but the group also recently performed with world music percussionist Kurry Seymour.

The Percussion Ensemble is led by Adjunct Professor of Percussion Daniel Kirkpatrick, who has played percussion and drum set in more than 30 musical productions. The group meets once or twice a week during the spring semester and has a diverse membership that ranges from percussion majors to students new to playing percussion.

Scholarships may be available based on the university’s needs and the student’s ability. Auditions are required to be part of the Percussion Ensemble. For information about joining, contact Professor Kirkpatrick at or (443) 340-8025.