Percussion Ensemble

Kent State's Percussion Ensemble regularly performs on and off-campus with appearances at PASIC

About the ensemble

Under the direction and guidance of Dr. Matthew Holm, Director of Percussion Studies, the Percussion Ensemble has continued to grow in both skill level and diversity, building on a long legacy of musical excellence. Students in the ensemble perform new and classic works two time per year on campus. 

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Matthew Holm, Director of Percussion Studies, specialties include orchestral percussion, keyboard percussion, percussion ensemble and recital coaching. Matthew is an avid recitalist and has performed at three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions as an artist.

Dustin May earned his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Youngstown State University in 2012 and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. At Kent State he specializes in teaching drum set and jazz vibraphone.


Although mostly comprised of music majors, the ensemble is open to skilled nonmajors. Interested non-majors must submit a repertoire list detailing all solo works and percussion ensemble works prepared in high school. 


Dr. Matthew Holm
Director of Percussion Studies | 330-672-2522