Request More Info

Bachelor's, Master's, or Diploma in Percussion (BM, MM or Diploma)

The Percussion Performance Program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.


Why Roosevelt for your Percussion Program

Percussionist playing on timpani

Percussion Education in the Heart of Chicago

For students who are looking for an intensive music conservatory experience paired with the rich musical and cultural experiences provided by living in a major city, CCPA will prepare help prepare students for a successful career in music. CCPA's emphasis on entrepreneurial activities also prepares students for multiple career opportunities after graduation.

Percussionist playing on snare drum

Experienced Faculty

CCPA's faculty is comprised of passionate teachers and performers who can be seen/heard on stages around the world, including here in Chicago with organizations such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Percussionist playing on xylophone

A Well-Rounded Arts Curriculum

Students learn how music works in conjunction with art and literature, become acquainted with historical performance practice, develop a hunger to discover excellent contemporary music and, most importantly, develop their own individual artistry and musical vision.


“Students in the percussion program will enhance their musicianship by learning and developing performance skills on their instrument under the tutelage of master artists. Students will also learn pedagogical techniques for teaching students while working in a cooperative learning environment. Plus, if you are a student at CCPA you will get to live in the heart of Chicago, which is one of the most culturally and artistically diverse cities in the world.”


Ed Harrison
Head of Percussion Program and Artist Faculty, Percussion