The VCU Percussion Studio is comprised of percussion majors (performance, music education, and bachelor of arts) at the undergraduate level. Admission to the program is highly competitive, and opportunities for performance with our acclaimed symphonic, jazz, and chamber ensembles are open to all through auditions at the beginning of each semester. In addition, the rich cultural life of Richmond provides many performance opportunities in non-traditional venues.

Numerous guest artists are on-campus each year for lectures, master classes, and solo performances. Recent guest artists include: Escape X Percussion Duo, Meehan/Perkins Duo, Steve Fidyk (drummer with the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble), John Shaw (Principal Percussionist of The Florida Orchestra), Blake Tyson (international marimba soloist/composer/The University of Central Arkansas), The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corp, and many more!

Please spend some time on our website, check out our upcoming events and YouTube page, and don’t forget to check in with us on Facebook and Twitter! if you have any questions, please send me an email at jlalexander@vcu.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!

Justin Alexander
Assistant Professor of Percussion
Virginia Commonwealth University