Exploring Different Percussion Styles
Our Percussion Ensemble program invites Orchestra and Wind Ensemble percussionists to be challenged to prepare eclectic, imaginative and innovative literature written for percussion ensemble in various styles.
Most of the percussion ensemble works include stylings like ethno-music, traditional and jazz, as well as Blue Man Group and Stomp literature.
At a Glance
- Rehearsals generally on Mondays in the late afternoon, from December through May
- Students range from middle school to high school
- Director: Mr. Tobie Wilkinsen
The Percussion Ensemble Staff
Tobie L. Wilkinson has been Senior Lecturer of Music/Percussion at UW-Whitewater since 2002. Mr. Wilkinson teaches applied percussion lessons, is assistant director of the UW-Whitewater Warhawk Marching Band, directs the UW-Whitewater Percussion Ensemble, and teaches percussion methods courses for future music educators.
He is a frequent adjudicator/clinician and performs as a free-lance percussionist. Currently, he holds the position of Principal Timpanist with the Racine Symphony Orchestra and serves as the President for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.
He received his Bachelor of Music Performance and Bachelor of Music Education degree at Central Michigan University, and his Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance at Rice University in Houston, TX.