At Lawrence University, your percussion studies will include a comprehensive curriculum that covers the techniques and styles rooted in the two cultures that have most heavily influenced our musical tradition: Western art music and the music of West Africa. Professor of Percussion Dane Richeson will teach you the technical and musical skills necessary to achieve mastery in a variety of percussion areas. Through private lessons, ensembles, and visiting guest clinicians in an intense and creative atmosphere you will immerse yourself in the diversity of the percussive arts. In addition to the strong percussion program, you will benefit from a top-tier undergraduate conservatory of music, DownBeat award winning jazz program, and nationally ranked liberal arts college. Adding to their long list of awards, In 2014, The Lawrence Percussion Studio won the Percussive Arts Society's prestigous Best World Music Ensemble Award, and in 2015, the studio won the DownBeat Best Latin Jazz Performance Award.