The percussion program at MWSU trains students to become excellent performers and teachers. Students are given instruction in both percussion literature and percussion pedagogy. Each student will follow a curriculum sequence that will develop advanced technical and musical skills in all areas of percussion (e.g. snare drum, all mallet instruments, timpani, multi-percussion, drum set, and electronic percussion). In addition to the Percussion Ensemble, there are a wide variety of other ensemble performance opportunities available. This curriculum is designed to provide the students with a well-rounded percussion experience, yet has the built-in flexibility to allow students the opportunity to specialize in the area of their choice. Practice facilities and equipment are excellent and have been developed to provide the student an optimum learning experience. MWSU percussion alumni have distinguished themselves as successful performers, public school band directors, studio teachers, and published composers.