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The Hastings College Percussion Studio studies and performs music from all corners of the globe and in all conceivable styles. From orchestral to avant garde, pop to bebop, and Guatemalan to Ghanaian, we focus on building community and honing our craft in a relaxed but honest environment. You can learn more about the Hastings College Percussion studio below or by contacting Dr. Jed Blodgett.

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Jazz Ensemble

Ensemble Opportunities

In addition to the Hastings concert band, marching band, and jazz ensemble, percussionists have the opportunity to perform in a variety of percussion ensemble settings, including regular ventures into Brazilian, African, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern percussion. In addition, one of the most unique things about music at Hastings College is the opportunity to perform side-by-side with professionals as part of the Hastings Symphony Orchestra, our professional ensemble-in-residence.

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International Study

At Hastings, you can participate in for-credit study in places like Ghana, Australia, Denmark, France, England, Peru, Russia, Thailand, Brazil, and more! While Hastings has many academic opportunities that appeal to a number of interests and professional goals, there’s no substitute for the experiences you get studying or serving others while immersed in a different culture.

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Balanced Curriculum

The Hastings College percussion curriculum is designed to take students at any level and help them find musical and professional success, whatever their goals are. In addition to concert marimba, snare drum, and timpani, students are guided through proficiency in ethnic percussion, drumset, and improvisation.


Hastings College has one of the most robust scholarship and tuition assistance programs in the State of Nebraska. Types of aid available include academic, talent, department scholarships, as well as various grants. Please reach out to find out what types of scholarships you might qualify for!

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