Rhythm Scene Staff
| May 23, 2022
Camp Fareta 2022
When: June 6–12, 2022
Where: Central California
Course of Study: We are so grateful to once again be able to come together to celebrate the beautiful African dances and rhythms that we love so much. We hope you will join us in our village of dancers and drummers! Many of your favorite artists will be returning, led by our artistic director, Youssouf Koumbassa, from Guinea, West Africa. There will be a beautiful mix of dance and drum styles from Guinea, Mali, and Senegal (and maybe more). There will be classes at different levels, to help you learn at your own pace. There will also be dundun dance classes and singing classes. We may be adding other dance and drum styles, so stay tuned for updates.
Faculty: Artists who are likely to attend include M'Bemba Bangoura, Bolokada Conde, Wadaba Kourouma, Fode Bangoura, Mangue Sylla, Bongo Sidibe, Marietou Camara, Marie Basse Wiles, Ibou Ngom, Idrissa Gueye, Djeneba Sako, and Moussa Traore. New this year are Aicha Camara and Khadijah Koumbassa Sakho. We'll also have Mohamed Kouyate and Boka Kouyate providing beautiful music for us, and Monette Marino will teach women's drum classes.
More Info: dancingvillage.com/camp_fareta.php
Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Seminar
When: June 6–17,2022
Where: Asbury Park, NJ or virtually online
Course of Study: The 43rd annual Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Seminar invites college-aged and older percussionists to join in for two weeks of study with marimba virtuoso and pioneer Leigh Howard Stevens. Choose to participate in-person or online and get experience that will shape your playing for the rest of your life. The faculty of world-class musicians and educators will cover a variety of topics including: technique, memorization systems, tone production, repertoire, acoustics, practice techniques, career development, history, and more! While the space for online participation is unlimited, there are limited spots available for the in-person experience in New Jersey.
Faculty: Michael Burritt, Warren Wolf, Susan Powell, Eric Sammut, Hyeji Bak, John Parks, and Tatiana Koleva.
More Info: mostlymarimba.com/lhs-summer-marimba-seminar/
Northern Illinois University Percussion Camp
When: July 5–9, 2022
Where: DeKalb, IL
Course of Study: Open to middle school and high school percussionists, the NIU Percussion Camp celebrates world-class faculty working with students in workshops, classes, and ensembles on the charming NIU School of Music Campus with a small footprint in students’ summer music and family schedules. Percussion students who have completed grades 6–12 at all levels of experience perform in concert percussion ensembles, samba bands, steel drum ensembles, participate in classes on snare drum, drum set, timpani, and keyboard percussion, attend faculty recitals, and more. The week concludes with a final concert for parents and friends.
Faculty: Bret Kuhn – snare drum, drum set; Gregory Beyer – timpani, concert accessories, Brazilian percussion; Yuko Asada – steel drum ensemble; Steve Lundin – middle school percussion ensemble, Ugandan percussion/Amadinda; Ben Wahlund – high school percussion ensemble, workshop director, faculty ensemble director
Additional Faculty and Counselors: Angela Kepley – keyboard percussion; Daniel Jack – snare drum
Tuition: $700; includes t-shirt, name tags, dorms, all meals, and activities; scholarships and early registration discounts available.
More Info: niu.edu/external-programs/summer-camps/percussion.shtml
The DG European Jazz Intensive
When: October 13–17, 2022
Where: Groovekiste Drum Academy, German Rhineland region
More Info: danielglass.com/2021-euro-jazz-intensive/