Master of Music in Percussion

Through continued development of performance skills and overall musicianship, this degree is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in performance or teaching, or doctoral study.

Performing opportunities include large ensembles, Marching Mizzou Drumline, jazz ensembles and three different percussion ensembles (University Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Ensemble, and the Graduate Percussion Ensemble). MU has a large inventory of world percussion instruments including a full traditional steel pan band.


  • Bachelors degree in music (or demonstrated equivalent) 
  • GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours 
  • Senior recital 

If an applicant does not meet the required prerequisites, then appropriate course(s) may be added to the degree requirements

Additional Requirements 

  • Comprehensive Exam Info 
  • See degree specific guidelines on this page 
  • No more than one course with a grade lower than B- may count toward completion of the degree. 
  • A minimum of three credits each are required in both theory and history. 
  • Electives may be 7000-level or higher music or non-music courses, chosen with consultation with the advisor 


Associate Professor, Percussion
Director of Percussion Studies
301 Sinquefield Music Center
Affiliate Faculty, Instructor of Philosophy, Honors College Faculty
Drumset Instructor, Instructor of Percussion
431 Strickland Hall
Director, Marching Mizzou Drumline
Instructor of Percussion