For more than 50 years, the Baylor Percussion Department has held a reputation of excellence in training talented young performers and educators in the field of percussion. Graduates of the department have established successful professional careers, holding prominent positions with orchestras, universities, and public school programs throughout the world.
The Baylor Percussion Group is the Department’s primary performance ensemble and annually presents concerts of the most significant percussion works of the 20th and 21st centuries. A central focus of the ensemble is to foster relationships between composers and performers through collaborations and commissions. The group presents regional and world premieres of works by both emerging and established composers on each of its concerts. The BPG has been featured at the Round Top International Festival-Institute, Baylor University’s Distinguished Artist Series, and the 2007 Texas Music Educators Association Convention.
Under the current direction of Todd Meehan, the Baylor Percussion Department is taking a leading role among university percussion programs in commissioning new works from contemporary composers and cultivating a platform for the exchange of ideas among prominent professionals and talented students.