Percussion Area


Percussion activity at Wheaton is housed in facilities built in 2009. Well-lit and sound-proof, three dedicated percussion practice rooms and a large ensemble rehearsal studio provides more than adequate space for solo and ensemble practice.

Of artistic and academic excellence, the strings program at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music provides comprehensive, personal instruction leading to degrees in performance, pedagogy, music with elective studies emphases, music education, music composition, composition, and the liberal arts.  Our team of highly credentialled faculty are outstanding performers who are committed to teaching and mentorship and contribute to Wheaton’s distinctively Christian scholarly community.  It is our goal to nurture young musicians with a broad understanding of their art, who can use their gifts creatively and effectively in tomorrow’s world.

Woodwind and Percussion Area Faculty

Kathleen Kastner 2018

Kathleen Kastner

Professor of Music (Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Music History)


Michael Folker

Michael Folker

Guest Lecturer, Percussion