Welcome to the St.FX Percussion Studio... 

Professor Terry O'Mahoney.


Professor. M.M. from University of Miami.

Professor O'Mahoney coaches jazz ensembles, teaches jazz and classical

percussion, and teaches World Music.

Terry is active as an adjudicator and clinician and his articles and

reviews have appeared in Percussive Notes and Modern Drummer magazines.


His first book, “Motivic Drum Set Soloing” is available from

Hal Leonard Publishing.


His second book, "Jazz Drumming Transitions," is also now

available from Hal Leonard Publishing.


His compositions are published by Per-Mus Publications (Columbus,OH).


He endorses Bosphorus Cymbals and

Vic Firth drum sticks.


Office number (902) 867-5123


Click here to e-mail me.

Welcome to the STFX Percussion Studio

Prof. Terry O’Mahoney, Director

M.M., Univ. of Miami

Professor O’Mahoney teaches jazz and classical

percussion, coaches the Latin Jazz Ensemble and

Percussion Ensemble and teaches World Music.

His books, Motivic Drumset Soloing and

Jazz Drumming Transitions, are

available for Hal Leonard Publishing.

His compositions are published by Per-Mus


He endorses Crescent Cymbals and

Vic Firth sticks.

Contact information:

Office (902) 867-5123



Being accepted into the music program is a two-part process. You must apply for acceptance by the University (based on your marks) through the Admissions Office. They will send you a letter confirming

or denying your acceptance.

If you are accepted by the University, you must also pass your audition. Please follow the

“Audition Form and Guidelines” link (below) for detailed audition information.

Live auditions are by appointment. If you choose to audition in person, please e-mail me (tomahon@stfx.ca) or phone (902-867-5123) to set up an appointment. Please include the word

“Audition” in the subject line to prevent it from being deleted as spam. Please download the Audition Application form and follow the link to the Audition Application Requirements for more detailed information about the audition itself.

Auditions are normally held in March and April for the following Fall semester.

Students will be notified of their acceptance by mid-April.

All auditions are held in my office (Gilmora Hall, Room 209). Please bring sticks, brushes, mallets,

and two (2) copies of any music you wish to perform (e.g. snare drum etude, mallet etude, etc.).

If you sent me an e-mail regarding an audition and I have not responded for several days, it may have

been deleted  by my spam filter. Please resend your message or phone my office to contact me

directly. You may also wish to phone the department secretary at (902) 867-2106 for any additional enquiries.

Audition Form and Guidelines

Directions to Terry O’Mahoney’s Office

Other Resources

Recommended Books

Information for new percussion students.pdf

Recommended Jazz Listening List

Recommended Latin Jazz Artist Listening List

Recital Guidelines and Application Form

Additional_Percussion Graduation_Guidelines

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