The McGill Percussion Area is part of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University’s Performance Department. We offer programs at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels (including Doctoral studies). Our program features a strong emphasis on fundamentals, evolving into an expertly guided pursuit of orchestral, solo, or chamber music specializations.

The award winning McGill Percussion Ensemble performs two or more full concerts a year, featuring a wide variety of repertoire including many recent compositions by Canadian composers. Percussion students also perform with the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, the McGill Wind Symphony, and numerous other small ensembles.

Graduates of this program can be heard performing or teaching with:
Canadian Opera Company
Columbus State University (Georgia)
Ensemble Contemporaine de Montréal (ECM)
Ensemble KORE Montreal
Ensemble Mahapooram
James Blood Ulmer
Memorial University (Newfoundland)
Motion Ensemble
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Ensemble Mahapooram
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Quintette Mont-Royal
Societé de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ)
Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Zubot and Dawson