Instrumental Studies

 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
  • 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

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, Mercer Jazz Combo

Dr. Douglas Hill
Mercer University Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir

Adrian Gnam
Oboe, Bassoon

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

Eric Bubacz
Tuba, euphonium

Terry Cantwell
Classical guitar

Hollie Lawing Pritchard
Trombone

Jay Hanselman
Horn

Jonathan Swygert
Trumpet

Kelly Via
Flute, piccolo