The Department of Music at IUP consists of approximately 325 undergraduate and graduate music majors and 40 faculty members in a University of about 14,000 students located in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Degree programs are offered in Music Education, Performance, Music History-Literature, and Theory-Composition.

The Percussion Studio consists of about 25 students including a Graduate Assistant. The Percussion Area is located in the recently renovated Cogswell Hall which contains the Director's office and teaching studio, six designated practice rooms, storage facilities, repair shop, percussion library, and a large rehearsal room completely autonomous to percussion.  The percussion equipment inventory is extensive and includes unusual and ethnic instruments in addition to the standard band, orchestra, and solo instruments.