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Percussion and Steel Pan Studies


The percussion program at Northern Illinois University annually enrolls a total of 24 graduate and undergraduate students. Each week, students study privately and in percussion topics class settings as well as participate in percussion ensemble, which presents three concerts each season. 

Bachelor's degree options include performance (including a major in steel pan), music educationjazz studiescomposition, and the Bachelor of Arts. Master of Music programs are available in performance, the individualized specialization (which can include contemporary music studies as well as world music and jazz studies) and music education. We also offer the post-master's Performer's Certificate.


Admissions Coordinator

Lynn Slater
School of Music
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Office: 815-753-1546

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Music Building
8 a.m.-noon; 1-4:30 p.m.

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