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Marc Wooldridge; MFA, MA, PhD Professor; Music marc.wooldridge@indwes.edu


Dr. Marc Wooldridge serves as director of Percussion Activities at Indiana Wesleyan University in addition to teaching courses in music theory and composition. He has performed and presented for a variety of notable organizations such as the Lincoln Center Institute, the Percussion Arts Society, and the Charles Ives Center for New Music. He was a founding member of the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, a group whose artistic excellence was recognized through a prestigious three-year Residency Grant from Chamber Music America.

As a composer, Dr. Wooldridge has written thirteen works for percussion including Diamond Hill, a marimba duo published by Honey Rock. Wooldridge currently serves as President of the Indiana Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and is active as a Board Member of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers. He also serves a Principal Percussionist with the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra and Affiliate Artist with Encore Mallets.

Educational Background:

  • B.M., 1981, Indiana University
  • M.F.A., 1983, University at Buffalo
  • M.A., 1990, University at Buffalo
  • Ph.D., 1992, University at Buffalo


  • Solo Percussion Recitals and Clinician
  • Percussion Ensemble Performance
  • Compositions for Percussion
  • Rhythmic Theory
  • World Percussion