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 on Facebook at UNCP Percussion Studio.

2017-18 Audition Dates:

December 2, 2017

February 17, 2018

March 17, 2018

April 28, 2018


UNCP Hosts the 2018 North Carolina Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion

More UNCP Percussion on Youtube

Upcoming Events (2017-2018)

All Events Occur in Moore Hall Auditorium at 7:30 PM Unless Otherwise Indicated

  • 8/22 - Dr. Joseph Van Hassel, percussion faculty recital
  • 10/29 - Chamber Cartel, guest chamber ensemble recital                                                                                     
  • 11/18 - UNCP Percussion Ensemble Concert                                                                                                     
  • 12/1- Holiday Extravaganza (Givens Performing Arts Center, 8:00 PM)
  • 2/2 - Peter Ferry and Elliot Cole, guest percussion / composer concert
  • 4/7 - UNCP Hosts the North Carolina Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion (All Day Event)  
  • 4/25 - UNCP Global Rhythm Ensemble Concert
  • 4/29 - UNCP Percussion Ensemble Concert (with guest performer, Allen Otte)
  • 5/1 - UNCP Marching Band Drumline / Pit Auditions (Moore Hall Band Room, 6:00-8:00 PM)

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


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