Percussion, often regarded as the “heartbeat” of nearly every musical style, consists of traditional instruments such as timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle and tambourine. Under the innovative direction of Christopher Swist, new music technologies are combined with classical, time-honored instruments.

Percussion classes at KSC include Applied Percussion/Composition, Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Methods, Music Technology, and Music Theory.


Christopher Swist, Percussion Coordinator
Amy Garapic
George Robinson


Percussion is the mainstay in a diverse array of ensembles.  Whether you’re majoring in music as a percussionist or enjoy percussion as a hobby, we welcome students -as well as faculty and staff members – from across campus.

Percussion Ensemble
Concert Band
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Combos
Contemporary Ensemble