From the intensive study of a major to the
pure enjoyment of participating in the studio; students at a variety of
levels and backgrounds can be a part of the McMurry percussion studio.
Outstanding academic and performance scholarships are available to virtually
every student in our program. Along with tuition equalization grants,
McMurry can be a more cost-effective option than state schools. Ranked
among “US News: Top Colleges”, McMurry University provides
a well-rounded education in music and across campus from nationally recognized
Percussion majors receive a one hour lesson per week for the duration
of their time at McMurry culminating in a Senior recital program. These
students work on a large variety of performance skills that apply to careers
in education and performance.
Minors receive a thirty minute lesson per week for their first two years
of study. Minors are expected to perform at a high standard without studying
as much repertoire as majors.
Students who desire the maximum music scholarship will
need to audition for Professor Lloyd and Dr. Neal. Highest consideration
will be given to those who show a broad understanding of percussion performance
by performing on concert snare, mallets (two and four), and timpani. You
are also encouraged to audition on drum set, marching snare, or other
areas of percussion that showcase your talents.
Do not worry though. We would like to encourage you to audition regardless
of your current repertoire prepared.
Many students perform music they have worked on for all state and solo
Click here for some suggestions
for possible audition repertoire. If you have any questions or you would
like to visit our campus for a lesson, don’t hesitate to contact