Training in the percussion course has three concentrations: pedagogic, soloist, and orchestral orientation. At the start of the course, these concentrations are offered to all students. As the course develops, depending upon ability and inclination, individual priorities may be set.
Serious emphasis is placed upon ensemble work in a wide variety of formations, with equally intensive focus upon solo work. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a public concert evening each semester. Orchestral positions are taught and regular auditions organized for orchestral training.
Job-related seminars, including law and contract practice, applications, media practice and interview training are required, completing the range of courses.