School of Performing Arts: Percussion at ISU

Welcome to Percussion at Idaho State

The Percussion Student at ISU is invited into an environment with state of the art performance facilities, great instrumental gear (recently purchased), an internationally recognized percussion faculty, and a low student-to-faculty ratio for personalized attention.  Whether you are a music major, minor, hobbyist, or somewhere in between, you have more than a few percussive options to choose from at Idaho State University.

The studio is led by Dr. Thom Hasenpflug, Director of Percussion Studies here at ISU.

Percussion-specific ensemble opportunities include the PERCUSSION and STEEL Ensembles. You can also find out about our ISU Day of Percussion by following this link.

As a percussionist, you can also play   on the Bengal Marching Band drum line, in the wind ensemble or concert / symphonic bands, drums in the jazz and pep bands, and potentially even the ISU Civic Symphony Orchestra. 

To find out about general information regarding requirements for private percussion study, click HERE for the percussion studio syllabus, audition suggestions, and other pertinent information.

Percussion LINKS of interest (selected manufacturers, retailers, etc.)

  • Idaho State University • 921 South 8th Avenue • Pocatello, Idaho, USA 83209
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