Percussionists at Fort Lewis College study weekly with Dr. John O'Neal. Each student begins each semester with a discussion of their musical and professional goals. The private lessons are then adapted each semester to meet these goals. Many students that study privately will be given ample performing experience in masterclasses and student recitals. Aspects of teaching and learning are discussed throughout the course of study to help the percussionist grow as an educator and a performer. Private percussion instruction at Fort Lewis College helps students meet their professional goals while at the same time graduate as a marketable, well-rounded percussionist.
The Department of Music at Fort Lewis College has one of the largest collections of percussion instruments for a school of its size. Students have the opportunity to perform regularly on the following instruments:
The percussion department also has an assortment of cymbals, gongs, auxiliary percussion instruments and world percussion instruments. During one’s course of study at Fort Lewis College a percussionist will have the opportunity to perform of some of the finest instruments available today.
Nationally-recognized educators conduct the ensembles at Fort Lewis College. Performance opportunities include:
Through private instruction, ensemble experiences and individualized classroom learning, the Fort Lewis College percussion student becomes prepared for the world of percussion performance and education. For more information on the percussion studies at Fort Lewis College please call 970-247-7243.
Audition Requirements for Percussion Studies
Click here to see the Fort Lewis College Percussion Ensemble in an exciting performance of "Stinkin' Garbage"
Click here to see the Fort Lewis College Percussion Ensemble doing an amazing performance of "Sharpened Stick"
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