The Percussion Area at Richland College Music program develops music majors, minors, and participants in all areas of percussion by offering a range of opportunities in contemporary, classical, jazz, and world percussion solo and ensemble settings. Students have the opportunity to learn solos, transcriptions, techniques, improvisation, and orchestral excerpts for a variety of performance and audition experiences.
Percussion Majors prepare through their degree experience for career options as well as transfer and performance job auditions. They become prepared to perform in all major areas of percussion including snare drum, marimba, vibes, tympani, drum set, xylophone/bells, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, African, and Middle Eastern world percussion and steel pans, and symphonic accessories.
The Richland Percussion Instrument Collection includes:
Percussion Labs for practicing and rehearsing:
The Richland Percussion Group performs many types of Classical as well as contemporary works written for percussion and other instruments. This chamber ensemble explores works in all styles of music through adaptations for many configurations of percussion instruments.