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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 677 The Care and Feeding of the Percussion Ensemble

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course will take an in-depth look at the curriculum development of a class solely devoted to the percussion ensemble. Included is an in-depth look at the playing/teaching techniques for snare drum, melodic percussion, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, marching percussion, auxiliary percussion, drum set, and world percussion. In addition, current method books are analyzed, as well as a variety of percussion ensemble literature for various instrumental combinations and instrumentation. Students gain experience in writing/composing for this genre, as well as editing for various ensemble situations.

This course is not repeatable for credit.