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About the Program

The SJSU School of Music offers a variety of performance experiences for aspiring musicians in the percussion field. Percussion lessons concentrate on snare drum, keyboard percussion, timpani, and multiple percussion. Students may also take lessons in drum-set percussion. Ensembles for percussionists include the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, the SJSU Percussion Ensemble, the Jazz Orchestra, African Drumming, Jazz Combos, and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble. These ensembles exhibit a high level of performance excellence and are coached and conducted by the actively performing and highly respected faculty. Students are provided with exposure to multiple styles of music in the performance of standard and contemporary large ensemble and chamber literature. Students are encouraged to broaden their experiences in international percussion playing through ensemble participation.

Degrees Offered


Divesh KaramchandaniDivesh Karamchandani
Percussion Area Coordinator; Percussion Ensemble

Jason LewisJason Lewis
Jazz Studies; Jazz Drumset; Jazz Combo
MUS 159

Audition Information

A list of suggested audition repertoire is provided.

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