Percussion/Marimba

Often called the backbone of a musical ensemble, percussion instruments are an essential part of almost every music genre in the world. At Boston Conservatory at Berklee, our popular percussion faculty members bring their diverse performance backgrounds and aesthetic sensibilities to their teaching, training you for a dynamic and versatile career as a professional percussionist.

Degrees Offered

B.M.

Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance

Four-Year Program
Program Description

M.M.

Master of Music in Percussion Performance

Two-Year Program
Program Description

G.P.D.

Graduate Performance Diploma in Percussion Performance

Two-Year Program
Program Description

P.S.C.

Professional Studies Certificate in Percussion Performance

One-Year Program
Program Description

A.D.

Artist Diploma in Percussion Performance

Two-Year Program
Program Description

M.M.

Master of Music in Marimba Performance

Two-Year Program
Program Description

G.P.D.

Graduate Performance Diploma in Marimba Performance

Two-Year Program
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P.S.C.

Professional Studies Certificate in Marimba Performance

One-Year Program
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A.D.

Artist Diploma in Marimba Performance

Two-Year Program
Program Description

By the Numbers

12
undergraduate students
15
graduate students
4
faculty members

“The percussion/marimba program here is one of a kind: its unique blend of diverse teachers is unparalleled. This well-rounded training means that I can pursue any musical path at the highest caliber possible.” —Brandon Ilaw (B.M. ’14, Percussion)

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