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Eastern New Mexico University Percussion

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Mission: Student Success Through Music

Our program of study provides every student with a 21st-century comprehensive percussion education. Focusing on experiential learning and performance in contemporary solo and chamber music performance, orchestral percussion, jazz, pop, contemporary music, and steel band, students develop the skills needed for a successful career in music performance and education.

In addition to solo and chamber percussion performance, students have the opportunity to perform in outstanding large concert ensembles, marching band, jazz ensembles, jazz combos, and contemporary chamber music ensembles.

It is important for students to perform in their community, whether it’s a full-length formal concert at a high school or university or a short impromptu performance at a local coffee shop. With this in mind, we regularly set up events off-campus for students to perform and feel like they are an important and vital part of their community.

The percussion studio at ENMU will typically have 8-12 percussion majors enrolled, all of whom study with assistant professor Dr. Emily Salgado. The collection of percussion instruments at ENMU is one of the finest in the Southwest along with the newly renovated, world class facilities. Five rooms are designated to percussion, including one large rehearsal room, three practice rooms, and one teaching studio.

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