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Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

Percussion Ensemble

Introductory | Strings | Winds | Harp | Percussion
Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra | Ottawa Youth Orchestra


We are pleased to offer a percussion ensemble from beginner to intermediate levels. This ensemble prepares percussionists for the Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra and Ottawa Youth Orchetra. The group focuses on basic skills on snare drum, tympani, xylophone, cymbals, bass drum and other orchestral instruments. Participants will improve their music reading skills, and have the pleasure of putting all of these skills to use in an ensemble setting, with and without th help of a conductor.



All Percussion classes are in person.


Who: The typical age range for this ensemble is 9 to 14, and grades 6 to 9.

Performance Opportunities:

The Percussion Ensemble performs in free concerts at the OYOA. Other performance opportunities occasionally arise.

Where Can I Go From Here?

After a year in the Percussion Ensemble, students may progress to the Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra, where they perform with a full symphony orchestra. Qualified percussion players are an important asset to many ensembles and symphony orchestras.


Audition Requirements:

An audition is not required. Students must meet with the instructor to discuss acceptance in the program.