The McMaster University Percussion Ensemble

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Register your interest in Percussion @ McMaster for 2023-24

Percussion Ensemble is returning in Sept 2023!

Note: Auditions will take place in Fall 2023.  Please fill out the linked form to register your interest and be notified about specific audition time slots

The Percussion Ensemble features a variety of music from around the world, including African inspired dance, transcriptions of classic works, and new literature for percussion.  We welcome percussionists with a variety of backgrounds interested in musical growth.  First-year piano students interested in gaining ensemble credits should contact Dr. Schutz ahead of time for assistance with audition preparation.

The ensemble typically rehearses every Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30, with members required to arrive by 6:15 to set up percussion equipment. We anticipate using this as our primary time for rehearsals this year.

If you have ensemble-specific questions please contact Dr. Schutz at  For audition related questions, please contact his assistant at

Additional information:  This year-long course (1GP3, 2GP3, 3GP3, 4GP3) carries 3 units of academic credit.  Students are strongly encouraged (although not required) to enrol to receive academic recognition for their work.

NEW – video from our latest recording session!