Stetson University

Marja Kerney

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Marja Kerney has performed as a percussionist/timpanist with the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, Wichita Symphony, St. Joseph Symphony, West Shore Symphony, Midland Symphony and Greater Lansing Symphony. She was also a member of Marimba Sol de Chiapas, an authentic Mexican marimba quartet based in Kansas City. She currently directs the Percussion Ensemble at Stetson University.

She is currently pursuing the doctor of musical arts degree with James Snell at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Kerney is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, having held a position as the Midwest representative on the Collegiate Committee, and remains active as a free-lance percussionist and timpanist.


  • M.M., percussion performance, University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • B.M., percussion performance, Michigan State University

Course Topics

  • Applied Percussion
  • Percussion Methods
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