Texas Tech University

Student playing drums

School of Music


The percussion area of the TTU School of Music offers an immersive, total percussion experience designed to cultivate contemporary performers and educators in the percussive arts. Students enrolled in our Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degree programs interact directly with our primary faculty in lessons, classes, and chamber ensembles each semester. Our inclusive curriculum includes the study of contemporary and classical music, as well as diverse percussion traditions from Cuba, Brazil, and Trinidad & Tobago.


Upon your audition to the school of music, you will be placed in your corresponding instrument/voice studio. Studios are managed and taught by the corresponding instrument/voice professor and these studios meet once a week for a masterclass to discuss pedagogy.


Dr. Lisa Rogers

Dr. Lisa Rogers
Professor of Percussion Studies
Director of Percussion Studies

Dr. Michael Mixtacki

Dr. Michael Mixtacki
Instructor of Percussion



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