Department of Music

St. Cloud State World Drumming Group in the Department of Music


World Drumming Group

The World Drumming Group is a lab class open to all students at St. Cloud State University. The group is dedicated to providing a multi-cultural drumming experience through an open and inclusive setting, with a focus on the facilitation of group drumming experiences. The class focuses on hand drumming techniques on a variety of percussion instruments including the Cuban cajon, congas and bongos, African djembe, Irish bodhran, and African shakers, bells, and woodblocks. Rhythmic traditions explored include the Brazilian carnaval samba, folkloric Afro-Cuban drumming, and the Bagandan amadinda xylophone.

How to join

Register for MUSP 159 and attend the first rehearsals of the semester, Monday, Aug. 22 or Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 1-1:50 p.m. in PAC 113.

Contact Dr. Vermillion at to ask questions or find out more information.

For more information

Terry Vermillion
(320) 308-5237

Class credit

This ensemble can be taken for course credit, MUSP 159; counts in LEP Goal Area 6; and is repeatable for credit.

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