Mr. Al Wojtera


Chairman, Department of Music
Professor of Music

Box 6968
Phone: (540) 831-5177, 5027
Fax: (540) 831-6133
Covington 106


Al Wojtera is in his 23rd year at Radford University as a professor of music where he serves as chairman of the department of music. Since his recent appointment as chairman in January 2009, the department has undergone significant restructuring and curricular reconfiguration, and has seen the number of music majors increase by almost 10 percent this fall. The grand opening this past spring of The Douglas & Beatrice Covington Center for the Visual and Performing Arts with state of the art rehearsal facilities and recital hall, has signaled in a new era of music performance at Radford for its faculty, students and audiences.

Mr. Wojtera is an active percussionist in solo recitals, small chamber ensembles, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera Roanoke, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, regional jazz ensembles, touring show productions, and has served as conductor for Radford University productions of the Nutcracker Ballet. He is a frequent adjudicator and clinician throughout the tri-state area, and is the Southwest Regional Representative for the Virginia Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.

Prior to his current appointment, he served as Director of the Radford University Percussion Ensemble that that has toured public schools and universities throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina, performed for the VMEA State Conference, and has been featured in both Virginia and North Carolina Percussive Arts Society’s Days of Percussion. Reviews of their CD By Departing Light indicated "an excellent CD that is eclectic in content and styles, each piece is well played, and the contrasts in styles make this an interesting hour of listening.” (Percussive Notes, Dec. 2001)


Bachelor of Music Education, Central Conneccticut State University
Master of Music in Percussion Performance, Northwestern University

Teaching Responsibilities

MUSC 123. Art of Jazz
Assist with studio percussion lessons