Chapman Percussion Ensemble rehearses in the Crean Orchestral Recital Hall
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

» Bachelor in Music in Performance - Percussion

Daniel Alfred Wachs leads the Chamber Orchestra

The Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance is an intensive performance degree that focuses on classical training for solo, chamber, and orchestral experience.

Instrumental students at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music have ample performance opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities. The Hall-Musco Conservatory has three large ensembles (The Chapman Orchestra, The Wind Symphony and the Big Band Jazz Ensemble) and many small ensembles (New Music Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, String Ensembles, Wind Ensembles, Brass Ensembles, Early Music Ensemble, University Jazz Ensembles, and a student-led Pep Band).

There is no system of seniority in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. Students are selected and seated based on their talent and level of commitment, which means that a freshman has as much opportunity as a senior to participate in any given ensemble. In addition to large ensemble opportunities, chamber music is encouraged and is a required part of the major's curriculum.

Chapman Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music faculty hold prominent positions in major ensembles in Southern California, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera and Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. Our faculty has earned degrees at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, UCLA, The Cleveland Institute of Music, USC, and together bring a wealth of knowledge and experience unparalleled in Southern California. With a student body of 225 majors and a faculty ratio of 1:14, Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music provides students with personalized education and direct contact with faculty, without substitutions or teaching assistants.

We welcome your interest in our program and look forward to helping you live your dream.

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Dr. Nicholas Terry
Director of Percussion Studies
(714) 744-2115