College of Fine Arts and Communication
Guest Artist Faculty
Required Percussion Materials
When you decide to major in percussion, you are choosing to study and eventually master the skills for a variety of instruments. In the same way that a violinist or a trumpeter cannot study without owning a violin or a trumpet, the study of percussion cannot be fully completed if the student does not own the instruments which he or she is required to perform upon. Similarly, certain books must be owned by the student to adequately learn all of the necessary percussion skills.
With this in mind, we strongly recommend that all percussion students begin a regular plan of acquiring the instruments and literature necessary for lessons, performances and for your eventual career. Each student, at the beginning of each level of study must own the following materials. This list is only a minimum, additional instruments and materials will be needed, depending upon the student’s ensemble assignments and progress.
Finally, it must be understood that while these purchases may seem extravagant, these are materials that will be used for the remainder of your career.
Concert snare drum sticks:
1 Mallet bag sufficiently large to easily hold the above (and below) mallets