CIM’s Percussion Ensemble is designed for students in grades 8-12. Under the direction of Luke Rinderknecht, students collaborate to explore nearly a century of percussion ensemble repertoire and learn different styles and techniques.

Program at a Glance

  • The program is designed for intermediate and advanced high school and middle school percussionists
  • Students develop chamber music and small ensemble skills, including collaborative interpretation
  • Students explore music written exclusively for percussion instruments—played by three or more musicians—by composers active in the current day and recent past
  • Coachings are offered at CIM’s University Circle campus
  • Auditions are required

Application & Audition

Placement auditions are required for this program. Students will be asked to perform a snare drum solo, marimba solo and timpani solo of their choice. 

Auditions for 2020 will be held in May or June. Once more information is available, it will be posted here. Please reach out to the Preparatory team at for more information about the application and audition process or to inquire about the program.