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Welcome to percussion at the Gretsch School of Music!

It’s all about the sound and technique as you hit a snare, rock a drum kit with a jazz or top-40 group, punctuate with a tympani, hammer mallets to create the melodic sound of the marimba or use your hands on a conga and innumerable percussion instruments.

Every kind of percussion expertise is mentored in weekly private instruction preparing you for solo performance or strengthening the quality of your ensemble work so your talent will soar!

In short, the Gretsch School of Music is a great place for individualized attention to hone your percussion skills and become the very best musician you can be. Are you ready? Then apply today!

Percussion Ensembles

The percussion ensembles at the Gretsch School of Music are an integral component of a percussion student’s musical growth and experience. Its focus is a broad repertoire encompassing many styles of percussion literature including transcriptions, popular music, world music, and a variety of traditional percussion ensemble staples. An ensemble will expose you to a different type of participation not found in the typical symphonic band or orchestral experience.

Watch the Georgia Southern University Percussion Ensemble performing with Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro on the American premier of his Concerto No. 2 for Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble below.

Percussion Faculty

You’ll be guided by Dr. Matt Fallin and Dr. Stephen Primatic, both musicians with vast performing and teaching careers. 

Dr. Matthew D. Fallin
Dr. Matt Fallin
Percussion Area Head
Dr. Stephen Primatic
Dr. Stephen Primatic Professor of Music

Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. Matthew D. Fallin

Dr. Matt Fallin
Percussion Area Head
Phone: 912-478-5475

Last updated: 3/30/2022