Percussion Studio

Kurt Gartner, D.A.
Professor of Music
School of Music, Theatre and Dance
130 McCain Auditorium
Manhattan, KS 66506


785-532-6899 fax

Summer Course - Concert and Ethnic Percussion Techniques - June 5-7

Here is a course designed to meet the needs of today's instrumental music teachers.
  • The intensive format is easier to schedule. The on-campus phase of the course comprises three days during the summer.
  • The course content includes key issues of percussion pedagogy, with a focused study of concert and world percussion. Also, the workshop includes instrument maintenance and visits the possibilities of various technologies in the class room – all hands-on!
  • This is a graduate-level course, also accessible to undergraduate students. This course fulfills state professional development requirements and may be applied toward a Master's Degree at K-State.

How to enroll

Apply for admission to the Graduate School (degree or non-degree options) at or call 785-532-6191 for information. Enroll in Music 638 (Concert and Ethnic Percussion Techniques).

Honors Recital Winners!

Congratulations to Kirstyn Norris and Brian Anderson of the K-State Percussion Studio. On April 10, they won the undergraduate and graduate divisions of the K-State Honors Recital Competition, respectively. Kirstyn performed Ilijaš by Nebojša Jovan Živković. Brian performed Northern Lights by Eric Ewazen

Studio Handbook

Download the latest edition of the K-State Percussion Studio Handbook. It is your go-to source for our curriculum, required resources (books, sticks, mallets, etc.), and clinics/background information.

K-State Percussion on!

Many events of the K-State percussion studio are streamed live. Those events will appear on this page.

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Percussive Arts Society
KSU Student Chapter

2015-2016 Officers

President: Kirstyn Norris (junior/B.M.)

Vice President: Gregory Bagley (junior/B.M.E.)

Secretary: Brett Butler (senior/B.M.E.)

Treasurer: Kirsten Votaw (junior/B.M.E.)

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