The East Studio Building
The IU JSoM Percussion Department has moved into the new, 85,000 square-foot East Studio Building – located on the northeast corner of Third Street and Jordan Avenue. The facility provides technologically and acoustically superior teaching and practice facilities to rival any music school or conservatory in the world.
In addition to 4 large faculty percussion studios, the percussion area also includes 4 dedicated teaching assistant offices/studios, 15 percussion practice rooms, and dedicated equipment storage.
Percussion Faculty Studios
Our Percussion Faculty Studios include state of the art acoustics along with the latest in video conferencing technology.
Associate Instructor Studios
Our 4 Associate Instructors now enjoy spacious (and acoustically treated) studios located across the hall from the percussion faculty studios. There is also dedicated percussion storage as well.
Practice Rooms and Personal Storage
The IU Percussion Department has 15 dedicated practice rooms (timpani, mallet, multiple percussion, drum set, and world percussion) which are located in the new East Studio Building.
Our students also enjoy a spacious lounge area and large lockers to store their personal equipment.
MA401 – The Richard Johnson Rehearsal Studio MA404 – Rehearsal Room
MA452 – Rehearsal Room MA 454 – Rehearsal Room
Musical Arts Center (MAC and MAC Addition) Rehearsal Rooms
Percussion Storage (MAC and MAC Addition)
Musical Arts Center (MAC)
The IU Percussion Department’s huge inventory includes:
Marimbas – 23 (Yamaha, Kori, Musser, Deagan, Adams, Malletech, Marimba One, DeMorrow)
Vibraphones – 13 (Deagan, Yamaha, Musser)
Xylophones – 14 (Musser, Yamaha, Deagan, Malletech, Adams)
Glockenspiels – 13 (Deagan, Fall Creek, Malletech, Musser, Leedy)
Timpani – 17 sets (Yamaha, Light, Yamaha, Ludwig, Ringer, Adams, Hinger, Goodman Chain)
Concert Snare Drums – 34 drums (Pearl, Ludwig, Aspen, Grover, Gladstone, Gretsch, Slingerland, Hinger, Rogers, Remo)
Concert Toms – 12 sets (Pearl, Yamaha, Ludwig)
Drum Sets – 28 sets (Yamaha, Gretsch, Ludwig, Slingerland, Pearl, DW, Remo, Tama)
Gongs – 66 various types
Crash Cymbals – 45 pairs
Suspended Cymbals – 140 of various types
Hi-Hats – 30 pairs of various types
Bongos – 17 sets (LP, Gon Bop)
Congas – 36 drums (LP, Gon Bop, Remo)
Timbales – 10 sets (LP, Remo, Ludwig)
Steel Drum – Merlin “Mutt” Gill pans with Panyard hardware
Afro-Cuban gear – vast amounts of various chekeres, blocks, cajons, bata, claves, guiros, shakers, maracas, bongos, timbales, and congas
Brazilian gear – surdos, malacachetas, agogo bells, repiniques, caixas, tamborims, pandeiros, chocalhos, cuicas, timbal (Contemporanea, Gope, Remo)
Concert Percussion gear – full complement of triangles, woodblocks, temple blocks, tambourines, slapsticks, ratchets, log drums, cowbells, sleigh bells, vibraslaps, wind chimes, sound effects, bass drum beaters, gong beaters, chime mallets, etc…