Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research


Our archives contain one-of-a-kind collections of artifacts, instruments, manuscripts, and recordings representing many of the luminaries in the mallet percussion art form.


The exhibits are closed May 13-31, except for private viewings (please contact us to schedule), due to archival work and staff changes. Summer hours will be announced soon.

The Center's first Symposium for Mallet Percussion Players (high school and college students) is July 6-13, 2024. Held within Kutztown University's Summer Music Festival, there is the opportunity to study solo marimba, jazz vibraphone, Classical and ragtime xylophone, and contemporary chamber music.

Most events at CMPR will be webcast on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL. There is a $20 suggested donation (through the GOLDEN MALLET SOCIETY) for viewing event livestreams.

The beautiful CMPR main lobby with Clair Omar Musser's very own King George marimba (# 101) and an exhibit featuring the 1935 International Marimba Symphony Orchestra!

Things to see when you visit our museum!

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