UNCP Percussion Department

Welcome to the percussion department website for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Here you will find the answers to any questions you might have regarding percussion studies at UNCP. We are a growing department with exciting new things occurring every year. UNCP offers a bachelor's degree in music. Students at UNCP can choose to major in either classical percussion or drumset! If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Joseph Van Hassel at 910.522.5705 or You can also visit us in Facebook at UNCP Percussion Studio.

2015-16 Audition Dates:

November 14, 2015

January 13, 2016

March 19, 2016

April 23, 2016


2016 UNCP Percussion Ensemble Festival

More UNCP Percussion on Youtube

Upcoming Events

  • August 24, 2015 - Dr. Joanna Hersey, faculty tuba recital, with Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, percussion
  • September 15, 2015 - Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, faculty percussion recital
  • October 25, 2015 - UNCP Percussion Ensemble Concert with Dr. Joanna Hersey, Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, UNCP University Chorale (directed by Dr. Jose Rivera)
  • November 12, 2015 - UNCP Percussion Ensemble performs at PASIC (San Antonio, TX)
  • November 19, 2015 - UNCP Concert Band with Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, percussion soloist
  • December 2, 2015 - Shane Reeves, guest percussion recital
  • February 17, 2016 - Sayun Chang, guest percussion recital
  • February 27, 2016 - UNCP Percussion Festival, with guest artist James Culley
  • March 23, 2016 - Stuart Saunders Smith, guest composer recital
  • March 31, 2016 - Trevor Saint, guest percussion recital
  • April 11, 2016 - Transient Canvas, guest recital
  • April 23, 2016 - UNCP Percussion Ensemble Concert with Sarah Busman and Michael Barnhart


Go to to see archived performances from the UNCP Percussion Program.


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