Instrumental Studies

Young student playing the drums

The Mercer University Instrumental Music Program provides a rich and varied music experience for the college instrumentalist.

Instrumental ensembles include:

  • Mercer University Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Mercer University Marching Band
  • Mercer University Pep Band
  • Brass Choir
  • Brass Quintet
  • Trumpet Ensemble
  • Clarinet Ensemble
  • Flute Choir
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Horn Quartet
  • Jazz Combos
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Steel Drum Band
  • Saxophone Quartet
  • Woodwind Quintet
  • Harp Ensemble

Membership in any of these ensembles is open by audition/interview to all qualified students of the University; moreover, students receive academic credit for satisfactory participation in instrumental activities.

Instrumental Faculty

Dr. Monty Cole, chair
Clarinet, Saxophone, Jazz Studies: Mercer Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Brittan Braddock
Mercer University Wind Ensemble, Clarinet

Dr. Nathan Gay
Mercer University Marching Band, Mercer University Pep Band, Brass Choir, Tuba, Euphonium

Adrian Gnam
Oboe, Bassoon

Dr. Marcus Reddick
Percussion, Mercer Percussion Ensemble, Mercer Jazz Combo

Terry Cantwell
Classical guitar

Trey English

Jonathan Swygert

Kelly Via
Flute, piccolo

Anna Schmitz

Calista Koch