In the Percussion Program, students have numerous performance opportunities, including the Percussion Ensemble, Contemporary Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble, as well as collaborative opportunities with the other conservatories and schools at Purchase. All percussion students are required to perform solo recitals and are encouraged to present their own projects and participate in off-campus performances in New York City and surrounding areas.
The percussion facilities at Purchase are among the most outstanding in the nation, with six private practice rooms exclusively for the use of the Percussion Program, plus a separate rehearsal room for the Percussion Ensemble. Purchase College owns a vast array of percussion instruments: four marimbas (including a 5-octave marimba one); four sets of timpani (including two sets of Ringer timpani); three vibraphones, xylophones, and glockenspiels; and three sets of chimes.
Percussion Faculty and Visiting Affiliate Artists
Dominic Donato, D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
For more information:
Conservatory of Music Faculty & Visiting Affiliate Artists
For additional information and updates during 2010–2013, please visit www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/Music/Percussion/.