Meet Our Faculty

Brian Jones BrianJonesOct2020

Brian Jones

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Percussion

Drew Lang Drew Lang

Drew Lang

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Percussion and Co-Coordinator of Percussion Studies

Ed Smith Ed Smith

Ed Smith

Adjunct Lecturer, Vibraphone

George Nickson GeorgeNicksonPercussion

George Nickson

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Percussion

Jamal Mohamed Jamal Mohamed

Jamal Mohamed

Adjunct Lecturer, Director of the Meadows World Music Ensemble; Instructor: Percussion Ensemble, Hand Drumming and Ethnic Percussion

John Bryant BryantJohn-May-2023

John Bryant

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Drumset Studies

Jon Lee Jon Lee

Jon Lee

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Director of Percussion Ensemble
Co-Coordinator of Percussion Studies


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The Master of Music in Performance degree prepares students to pursue a career in performance or to undertake further studies at the doctoral level, positioning them to become college studio professors. The degree is completed in four semesters of study with a minimum of 30 credits required for graduation. The Performer Diploma and Artist Diploma are two-year programs (20 credits) for musicians in their final stages of preparation for professional performance careers. Please contact the appropriate faculty for your instrument or the department chair for details.

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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

If undergraduate need-based financial aid is desired, the FAFSA and CSS Profile must be completed. All applicants are considered for academic and music scholarships. We will do our best to provide a financial aid package that makes an education in the Meadows School of the Arts affordable.

Graduate financial assistance is available through merit scholarships, graduate assistantships, and work-study positions. The FAFSA is required for work-study and graduate assistantships.


Applicants will interview with faculty via Zoom and will receive information on how to register for the interview. Applicants will submit an audition video without meeting faculty or participating in music audition days. Music Education, Music Therapy, or Music Composition applicants submitting a recorded audition will be emailed information about registering for an interview with faculty.

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Alumni Spotlight

Principal Percussionist, Santa Fe Opera
Principal Percussionist, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Robert Klieger ’07

Principal Percussionist, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Steven Merrill ’06

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