Introduction to the Timpani and Percussion Department with Neil Percy

Introduction to the Timpani and Percussion Department with Neil Percy

Timpani and Percussion Department FAQs with Neil Percy

Timpani and Percussion Department FAQs with Neil Percy

Welcome to the Timpani and Percussion Department’s online Open Day!

Our timpani and percussion students study with an excellent roster of professors, many of whom are principal players in leading symphony orchestras and ensembles.

Employability is key to the ethos of the department – we aim to enable students to have full, rewarding and varied careers. Exposure to a wide variety of related study areas helps provide students with the necessary skills for their continual development.

This year we will be hosting an online open day on 18 September. Sign up to confirm your attendance here.

You can read about the department on our main Timpani & Percussion Department webpage and contact the department administrator to talk about whether this is the area of study for you, or to submit questions about studying at the Academy ahead of the open day.

To get a feel for the sort of music our students perform you can take a look at some recorded highlights from the department in our showreel below, as well as the rehearsal of Mahler's No 3 Final Movement with Klemperer Chair of Conducting, Semyon Bychkov.

Timpani and Percussion Department Showreel

Timpani and Percussion Department Showreel

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Academy Symphony Chorus in the Duke's Hall

Academy Symphony Orchestra - Mahler No 3 Final Movement with Semyon Bychkov

Academy Symphony Orchestra - Mahler No 3 Final Movement with Semyon Bychkov