Resource Class - Percussion (PRCN2006)


This unit provides students with an introduction to and performance experience on a wide range of percussion instruments. The aim of this unit is to: introduce students to performance techniques on orchestral, latin, ethnic and commercial percussion instruments; provide students with historical information about instruments in the percussion family; and enable students to assemble and perform basic maintenance on school percussion instruments.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1.5hr lec/wk


Weekly assignments and class participation (50%), viva voce exam (20%), practical assignment (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PRCN1000 or PRCN1001 or PRCN2000 or PRCN2001 or PRCN3000 or PRCN3001 or PRCN4000 or PRCN4001

Additional Information

This unit is not available for Percussion students enrolled in a BMus degree.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.