January 15, 2021
Welcome to UT Percussion Studio

The Percussion Studies program at UT Austin is committed to developing superb musicianship through performance and a deep, fundamental understanding of music and human learning. The flexible, rigorous undergraduate and graduate curricula help students become confident performers, knowledgeable musicians, skillful teachers, and productive individuals who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all dimensions of professional life. 

Dr. Thomas Burritt

Dr. Thomas Burritt

There are storied educators, and there are dynamic performers, and then there are those who are destined to be both. Always in search of new music and new ways to share it with others, Thomas Burritt is today's percussionist ... 
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Professor Tony Edwards 

Tony Edwards is currently the Principal Timpanist for the Austin Symphony Orchestra,Principal Percussionist for the Britt Music Festival, Assistant Principal Percussionist for the Austin Lyric Opera... 
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Wayne Salzmann II 

Wayne Salzmann II is an incredibly versatile and active drummer with nearly 20 years of experience. Born and raised in Neenah, Wisconsin, Salzmann was exposed to a wide variety of music at a young age. By the time he was sixteen, he was playing regular gigs, had won the DW/Zildjian drum solo competition... 
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Studio News

Alum Oni Lara Wins Position in the "Pershing's Own" Army Band
Congratulations to Dr. Oni Lara for winning a position in a United States Military Band! Oni will be performing with the "Pershing's Own" Premiere Band in Washington DC. Congrats Oni!
Sophomore Edric Salazar wins spots in the Aspen and Round Top Music Festivals
Congrats to Edric Salazar for sweeping summer festival acceptances! Edric won a posittion at the Round Top Summer Festival in central Texas, as well as a full ride to the highly competitive Aspen Music Festival. Congrats Edric!
UT Percussion Ensemble wins 2020 PASIC

The University of Texas Percussion Ensemble has won the 2020 PASIC International Percussion Ensemble competition. They will be performing a virtual concert.