Tracy R. Wiggins

Associate Professor

Assistant Director, University Bands

Coordinator, Percussion Studies

       Tracy R. Wiggins


Tracy Wiggins is assistant director of bands and coordinator of the percussion program at The University of North Alabama. He has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the HARTT School, University of Hartford. Dr. Wiggins holds a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Oklahoma State University.

He has performed with The Huntsville Symphony, The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Florence Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Philharmonic and as principal percussionist for the Santa Fe Symphony; marching percussion with the Freelancers and Black Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as instructing the DCI Division III World Championship finalist Delta Brigade and the Northern Aurora Drum and Bugle Corps, and DCA Finalist Carolina Gold; and solo appearances at universities throughout the United States and Jordan. He has presented clinics at The Midwest Clinic, The Percussive Arts Society International Convention, The National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy and at numerous state Days of Percussion and Music Conferences. He is also an active adjudicator for marching percussion throughout the southeast.

Research Interests

  • Percussion, Chamber Music, Orchestral Music


  •   Percussion Performance (DMA)
    University of Hartford
  •    Music (MM)
    The University of New Mexico
  •    Music Education (BM)
    Oklahoma State University

Selected Intellectual Contributions

  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2021. Avengers.
  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2021. Cage Beat.
  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2021. Feeling the Groove. Percussive Notes
  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2021. Gold Beat.
  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2021. Hamilbeat.
  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2021. LC.
  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2021. Marching Percussion Arranging Tips.
  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2021. Notenacht.
  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2020. The Muted Cross.
  • Tracy R. Wiggins. 2019. The Open Class Experience. Rhythm Scene