Our nationally and internationally recognized percussion faculty, both of whom are full-time tenure-track artist/teachers, mentor a diverse student body in a professional atmosphere with progressive curricula that stimulate the highest standards of excellence in music education, research, performance, creativity, and service.
The TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION PROGRAM is under the direction of Dr. Lisa Rogers and Mr. Alan Shinn. The program includes several percussion ensembles and steel drum bands. These ensembles have performed for such events as the American Orff-Schulwerk National Conference (2002), International Society for Music Education Conferences (2008, 2010), National Conferences on Percussion Pedagogy (2002, 2011, 2012), Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008), and Texas Music Educators Association Conventions (1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006). Students from all over the United States as well as from other countries such as Japan, South Korea, and Canada have matriculated through the percussion program at Texas Tech University.
Under Rogers's direction, the Texas Tech University Steel Drum Band “Apocalypso Now” has entertained many audiences since forming in 1993. The bands perform music ranging from a calypso style to "pop" hits. Celebrated performances include performances on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as well as opening for The Beach Boys at Branson's Mel Tillis Theatre in May 2000.
Texas Tech offers a variety of performance opportunities for wind and percussion students. Below is just a portion of the available ensembles. Please contact your specific applied faculty for more information.
DEGREE PROGRAMS AND ADMISSION INFORMATION
Please visit the following links for a list of available degrees in the School of Music as well as admission procedures and audition requirements.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS
The TTU School of Music offers a variety of undergraduate scholarship awards each year to incoming students. To be eligible students must complete the scholarship portion of the Texas Common Application by February 1st. Scholarship decisions are based upon the strength of the student's entrance audition as well as academic record. We also encourage students to take advantage of the many academic scholarships, grants, and loan programs offered through the university. More information can be found at the website for the Student Financial Aid Office. Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, and Scholarships are available. Contact Dr. Peter Martens (Associate Director for Graduate Studies) for complete information.