The faculty in the IWU Music division have performed all over the nation and the world while maintaining "first things first" (Matt. 6:33). They all have advanced degrees in performance in addition to a zeal for teaching and mentoring the next generation of classical performers to reflect the glory of the Creator of music from every stage or venue to which he calls them.

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


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

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