James W. Doyle



The Adams State University Percussion Academy (ASUPA) is an initiative engaging Adams State University music students in service and community-based learning while providing an after-school program for San Luis Valley 9th-12th grade students interested in learning all facets of percussion. 

A one-time $25 registration fee will provide an ASUPA shirt, drum sticks, and a practice pad. All classes take place on the Adams State University 

To Register, CLICK HERE 

Mission Statement:

To provide a diverse and inclusive musical education to San Luis Valley students through the lens of the world of percussion. Regardless of experience and ability, all participants will be given the opportunity to explore their creativity and musicianship with the guidance and expertise of Adams State University faculty, students, and guest artists.

Core Values:

1. Family: We respect one another and demonstrate courtesy and encouragement to all in our percussion community.

2. Inclusiveness: We embrace all musicians and musical styles as important and of value to an inclusive life.

3. Commitment: We acknowledge the value of music, learning, family, and inclusiveness. We are committed to one another’s growth, investment, self-expression.


1. Commit to the Core Values and mission of the Percussion Academy.

2. Demonstrate respect to the instruments, rehearsal space, instructors, and fellow percussionists.

3. Strive to do your best in every setting.

4. Maintain a positive attitude.

5. Be on time and arrive prepared with appropriate supplies.

6. Assist others in setup and teardown of instruments.

7. Have fun!


The ASUPA is sponsored by the ASU Department of Music, the South Fork Music Association, and the Office of Title V Initiatives Center for Teaching, Innovation, and Research.