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  • More 2020 Summer Percussion Workshops

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Feb 05, 2020

    ILLINOIS
    Percussion Symposium
    When: July 13–18, 2020
    Where: Pick-Staiger Concert and Ryan Center for Musical Arts
    Faculty: She-e Wu
    Course of Study: Distinguished percussionists from Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and many more will gather at this Percussion "Think Tank" to discuss styles, sound productions, phrasings, listening sessions, body movements, strokes, brain in music, memorization, repertoire, performing, delivery, physical execution, practicing, auditions, career discussions, jazz improvisations, hand drums, daily technical lab classes on all percussion instruments, and performances in master classes. There will be Zildjian cymbals to give away for the participant who wins the cymbals competition. Participants will also be involved in group ensemble in Latin percussion. High School students will have a separate session on college auditions. There are no audition requirements and credits are available.
    Tuition: Participant Tuition: $650; Full Program Auditor: $400; Per Day Auditor: $80
    Deadline: Performer applications due April 13, 2020. Auditors are encouraged. The deadline for participant registration with full tuition due is May 29, 2020.
    Info: music.northwestern.edu/academics/summer-session/percussion-symposium

    NEW YORK
    Eastman Experience: Summer Classical Studies

    When: July 11–31, 2020
    Faculty: Petar Kodzas director; Kyle Peters, percussion
    Course of Study: This internationally acclaimed Classical Studies program is for academically inquisitive performers, conductors, and composers currently in grades 9–12 who are seriously considering a career in music. Our highly individualized program emphasizes solo performance (strings, winds, brass, piano, voice, classical guitar, harp, conducting, and composition) and chamber music, rather than orchestral or large ensemble playing. This program is for mature students of advanced performance levels who can work well in a focused collegiate-type environment. The program’s main features include: two private lessons per week, weekly solo performance in repertory classes, career seminars with interviews and great speakers, theory, ear training, and history classes, small ensembles, orchestral and vocal techniques, and creative ventures which include the options of either composition for non-majors, conducting for non-majors, or improvisation. Final solo performance and chamber music concerts are held in Eastman’s acoustically magnificent Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall. All performances are recorded and livestreamed, and each student will have online access to recordings.
    Application Fee and Deadlines: Application fee waived for current ECMS students; $50 non-refundable if application is completed by February 15; $100 nonrefundable if application is completed after February 15, up until April 15. Incomplete applications and those submitted after April 15 will not be reviewed. Upon acceptance, students will be invoiced for a nonrefundable $300 deposit to secure their place. Cancellations less than two weeks prior to arrival will not receive a refund except for a documented emergency
    Tuition: $2,121 (tuition only) or $3,885 (tuition, housing, and meals); partial merit-based scholarships available (see application).
    Info: summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/summer-classical-studies/

    Eastman Experience: Summer Jazz Studies 
    When: June 28–July 10, 2020
    Faculty: Jeff Campbell, director; Rich Thompson, drums
    Course of Study: This rigorous two-week program provides an intensive, performance-based experience for highly motivated students currently in grades 9–12 and is ideally suited for those considering jazz studies at the collegiate level. Students work directly with the renowned Eastman School of Music jazz faculty in a program designed to enhance improvisational and ensemble skills.
    Classes include: instrumental masterclasses, jazz performance workshops, jazz theory, large jazz ensembles including: Big Bands, Saxology, and Guitar Ensemble, jazz forum, jazz composition, and evening jam sessions. Final large and small ensemble performances are held in Eastman’s acoustically magnificent halls. Performances will be recorded and livestreamed, and each student will have access to the recordings online.
    Application Fee and Deadlines: Application fee waived for current ECMS students; $50 nonrefundable if application is completed by February 15; $100 nonrefundable if application is completed after February 15, up until April 15. Incomplete applications and those submitted after April 15 will not be reviewed. Upon acceptance, students will be invoiced for a nonrefundable $300 deposit to secure their place. Cancellations less than two weeks prior to arrival will not receive a refund except for a documented emergency. Note: certain instruments have limited enrollment, so check the website for updates on openings.
    Tuition: $1,400 (tuition only) or $2,492 (tuition, housing, and meals); partial merit-based scholarships available (see application).
    Info: summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/summer-jazz-studies/

    Adventure Music Camp
    When: August 3–7, 2020
    Faculty: Terry Fonda Smith, director
    Course of Study: Spend a week at Eastman making music with people just like you who love playing, learning, and creating, all in a supportive and fun environment. This is an exciting day camp (commuting students) for students entering grades 5–9 (current grades 4–8) with at least two years of experience on their instrument and are playing at a NYSSMA level 2 or Suzuki book 2 or higher. We meet daily, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with activities that include ensemble rehearsals (band and string orchestra), music and movement, song writing, Balinese gamelan, and West African drumming. On our final day, we will show off the results of our adventures to friends and family in a performance! A teacher’s letter of recommendation is part of the application so that appropriate music can be selected for the ensembles. No audition necessary. Come with a great attitude and a desire to explore the world of music! Instruments accepted are bowed strings, winds, brass, and percussion.
    Tuition: $360 (note that housing and meals are not included/available; students should pack a lunch every day). Discounts available of 10% off for ECMS Students enrolled both semesters of current year; 25% tuition waiver for eligible UR employees.
    Registration deadline: July 1, 2020 (after the deadline, potential registrants will be contacted as to whether space remains).
    Info: summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/adventure-music-camp/

    Eastman Percussion Festival
    When: July 6–10, 2020
    Directors: Michael Burritt and Ivan Trevino
    Faculty: Doug Perkins (international percussion soloist/chamber musician); Andrea Venet and Annie Stevens (Escape Ten Percussion Duo); Jason Haaheim (Principal Timpanist, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra); William James (Principal Percussion, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra); Andrew Worden (Associate Dean, New England Conservatory and member of The Big Trouble).
    Course of Study: The Eastman Percussion Festival is a five-day seminar organized by international performing artists and composers Michael Burritt and Ivan Trevino. Designed for high school and collegiate percussionists, the festival will offer daily masterclasses and seminars on a variety of topics, including musicianship, technique, interpretation, and expression, as well as sessions on composing, music business, and performance anxiety. Participants will attend Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., plus evening concerts. A “dream team” of internationally-renowned guest faculty will present three concerts and student chamber ensembles will perform on a recital at the end of the week. No audition is required for admission, but please include one letter of recommendation (from a teacher or musical mentor) with your application materials. The letter can be sent with your application, emailed to summer@esm.rochester.edu or mailed to Summer@Eastman, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street, Box 36, Rochester, NY 14604.
    Tuition: $1,730 (includes one credit/30 hours of professional development); $720 (noncredit). Enroll by May 15, 2020 with no registration fee; $100 registration fee applies after May 15.
    Info: summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/eastman-percussion-festival/

    Gamelan Workshop
    When: July 13-17, 2020
    Director: Ken Luk
    Course of Study: Come experience the music from Bali, Indonesia. The Gamelan Workshop is a five-day (Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.) program for students to gain hands-on training by playing our gamelan angklung – Gamelan Lila Muni (Heavenly Sound). As in Bali, students will learn through the oral/aural tradition without notation. The workshop aims to equip participants with the basic techniques of performing music, as well as to cultivate the aesthetics of a non-Western music culture. The workshop is for students currently in grades 8 and up, including adults.
    Tuition: $135. Discounts available of 10% off for ECMS Students enrolled both semesters of current year; 25% tuition waiver for eligible UR employees.
    Registration deadline: July 1, 2019 (after that date, call (585) 274-1400 to verify that space remains).
    Info: summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/gamelan-workshop/

    High School Wind Ensemble Workshop
    When: July 13-17, 2020
    Director: Bill Tiberio
    Course of Study: This five-day (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) intensive Wind Ensemble Workshop is for students currently in grades 8–12. Students graduating from high school in Spring 2018 can enroll at no cost. In addition, college students who reside in the Rochester area and are music majors or minors may enroll in the class without cost to assist and perform with the students. The class is offered to Level 5 and 6 NYSSMA soloists on all wind, brass, and percussion instruments. A concert on Friday evening will represent the culmination of the week’s exploration of some contemporary and traditional works for wind ensemble or symphonic band. Instrumentation may be limited in certain sections, so early enrollment is encouraged.
    Tuition: $278. Discounts available of 10% off for ECMS Students enrolled both semesters of current year; 25% tuition waiver for eligible UR employees.
    Registration deadline: July 1, 2020 (after the deadline, potential registrants will be contacted as to whether space remains).
    Info: summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/high-school-wind-ensemble-workshop/

  • 2020 Summer Percussion Workshops : International

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Jan 31, 2020

    CANADA
    10th Annual Summer Tabla Workshop with Shawn Mativetsky

    When: June 29–July 5, 2020
    Where: Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Course of Study: During this intensive hands-on workshop, participants will learn tabla in the tradition of the Benares (Varanasi) gharana. The workshop is open to all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). The schedule includes daily group practice sessions, group classes, and special topic sessions. Classes are scheduled during the daytime (the detailed schedule will be made available to participants in June). Students will live and breathe tabla for the duration of the workshop! For participants from out of town, reasonably priced accommodations are available at the McGill Royal Victoria College (RVC) residences, conveniently located next door to the Schulich School of Music.
    Tuition: $425 CAD (early registration discount of $50 before April 1)
    Contact: shawn.mativetsky@mcgill.ca
    Website: shawnmativetsky.com/annual-summer-workshop-atelier-annuel

    CUBA
    Kosa Cuba Havana & Fiesta del Tambor

    When: March 22–29, 2020
    Course of Study: Experience an unforgettable, hands-on, and intimate adventure into the music and traditions of the Cuban Culture. As a KoSA participant, you will have VIP access and attend the evening concerts of the Fiesta del Tambor (Havana Rhythm and Dance Festival). You will feast your ears and eyes on the exciting competitions that feature the outstanding talent of young percussionists in Cuba. Help us applaud their success when the winners receive instruments as prizes brought to Cuba by our sponsor organization.
    Tuition: Participant land package only: $2,420 (double occupancy), $2,550 (single occupancy). Non-participant land package: $2,190.
    Info: kosamusic.com/kosa-cuba/

    Kosa Cuba & Matanzas Jazz Festival
    When: April 29–May 6, 2020
    Tuition: Participant land package only: $2,220 (double occupancy), $2,350 (single occupancy). Non-participant land package: $2,120.
    Info: kosamusic.com/kosa-cuba/

    ITALY 
    Clazz International Music Festival

    When: July 25–August 8, 2020
    Where: Arcidosso, Tuscany, Italy
    Faculty: Shawn Mativetsky (tabla, percussion), Claudio Sbrolli (drumset), and many others (winds, strings, piano, guitar, composition)
    Course of Study: Clazz, a music festival at the intersection of classical and jazz idioms, offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Set in the historic center of Arcidosso, Italy, and situated in the heart of Tuscany, Clazz International Music Festival features a fully integrated musical journey for attendees. While some musicians will come to focus on classical repertoire, others will be more inclined to harness their improvisational abilities. Clazz allows students the freedom to choose their own educational path. At Clazz, we are focused on learning how to be the best musician we can be, in an inspiring and nurturing environment, regardless of genre. Complete with day trips to Siena and the beach in Porto Santo Stefano, delicious local cuisine of the region, a first-rate concert series, and a faculty of highly acclaimed international artists, Clazz guarantees a very special musical experience, helping to foster significant and meaningful new connections to last a life time.
    Tuition: $3,000 (single room), $2,400 (shared room) US dollars
    Info: Website: clazzmusicfestival.com

    GERMANY
    DG European Jazz Intensive

    When: April 14–18, 2020
    Where: Groovekiste Drum Academy, Germany
    Course of Study: The Daniel Glass Jazz Intensive program will be making its debut in Europe, in the heart of the stunning Rhineland region. Attendees will have the opportunity to work closely with the Daniel Glass New York trio in this this five-day, four-night adventure. In addition to eight hours of daily instruction and performance, the schedule includes activities in the historic Medieval city of Worms, plus visits to local wineries and much, much more. A complete itinerary and additional details are available on the event website.
    Info: danielglass.com/2020-euro-jazz-intensive/

  • 2020 Summer Percussion Workshops : United States

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Jan 20, 2020

    ARIZONA
    CGCC Summer Percussion Workshop

    When: June 1–4, 2020
    Where: Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ
    Course of Study: The CGCC Summer Percussion Workshop is designed to promote percussion participation and instruct students in the areas of percussion ensemble and solo percussion performance. This workshop is open to high school percussion students, including those entering high school in the fall and 2020 high school graduates. Students will spend time in ensemble rehearsal as well as in topical- and solo performance-based masterclasses. The final evening (Thursday) of the workshop will feature a Solo & Ensemble Percussion Recital. The ensemble selections that have been rehearsed throughout the week will be featured, along with selected outstanding solo selections prepared in advance by the workshop participants (optional).
    Tuition: $100 (one-credit tuition plus college fees for Maricopa residents)
    Contact: Josh Gottry, workshop director: joshua.gottry@cgc.edu

    Tócalo Tucson Summer Chamber Percussion Seminar 
    When: June 6–13, 2020
    Where: Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    Course of Study: Tócalo Tucson is a week-long chamber percussion seminar held at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Our 2020 guest faculty include Russell Hartenberger (Nexus, Steve Reich Ensemble) and the Quey Duo (Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious). Over the course of eight days, program participants work closely with faculty in small chamber settings preparing notable works for performance on two dedicated concerts in Crowder Concert Hall, Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2020. These concerts are free and open to the public. The daily schedule will include two to three different rehearsal blocks, clinics, and masterclasses presented by our guest artists. Over the course of the week, private lessons will also be provided to participants, and optional group hikes and visits to local Tucson landmarks will also occur.
    Info: tocalotucson.org
    Contact: tocalotucson@gmail.com

    LOUISIANA
    New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp

    When: June 21–26, 2020
    Course of Study: Participants will enjoy ensembles, sectionals, and a private lesson, evening jam sessions at the hotel, sit-ins at local jazz clubs, playing at the legendary Preservation Hall, marching and playing in an authentic New Orleans Second Line through the French Quarter, and playing in a final concert in the Bourbon Orleans Ballroom. Also available is an extra day to play in a continuous jam session at a local venue on June 27, 2020 (time and venue to be announced).
    Tuition: $2,100
    Info: https://www.tradjazzcamp.com

    MICHIGAN
    Interlochen High School Percussion Institute

    When: June 20–26, 2020
    Course of Study: The percussion institute offers opportunities for highly motivated students to work with world-class faculty in many different percussion disciplines. During your week here, you'll have master classes and ensemble opportunities on marimba, timpani, world percussion, drum set, and orchestral percussion.
    Tuition: $1,575
    Info: camp.interlochen.org/program/music/hs/percussion

    MINNESOTA
    Northland Timpani Summit

    When: June 28–July 2, 2020 [tentative dates]
    Where: MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis
    Faculty: Jason Haaheim
    Course of Study: Are you a timpanist aspiring to hone your approach to excerpts, audition-taking, and refining your sound? If so, the Northland Timpani Summit, a five-day intensive seminar, is for you. Housed in MacPhail’s beautiful recital hall with the instructor’s personal Adams Dresden Classics and a wide selection of custom timpani mallets available to try, participants will dig deep into all aspects of professional timpani and auditioning, including sessions on: Timpani Fundamentals and Technique, Developing and Refining Your Sound, Timpani Head Mounting and Clearing, Deliberate Practice, Audition Preparation and Strategy, Peak Performance Psychology, and much more. Dean Borghesani of the Milwaukee Symphony and Erich Rippel, new Principal Timpanist of the Minnesota Orchestra, are scheduled to give clinics as well. Attendees will also be encouraged to perform excerpts from the core timpani repertoire for the group in a masterclass format, and we’re including an evening dinner/hang with area pros and expert auditioners. The Deliberate Practice Bootcamp is included in the cost of registration, and participants are highly encouraged to attend these sessions; subsequent topics in the Northland Timpani Summit will assume that attendees have experienced the Bootcamp.
    Info: jasonhaaheim.com/northland-timpani-summit/

    MISSOURI
    The Strike Institute

    When: June 1–5, 2020
    Where: Clayton High School Campus
    Course of Study: The Strike Institute is an educational forum that provides middle and high school percussion students the opportunity to learn, share, and experience music through the medium of ensemble performance. Participants receive guidance and instruction from a diverse staff made up of the Midwest's finest educators and performers. Founded in 2009, the Strike Institute is hosted on the campus of Clayton High School in Clayton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Instructors and guest artists at the Strike Institute comprise a who's who of the most significant professionals throughout the Midwest. In addition to group classes in techniques and ensemble performance, students are also eligible for a number of honors including the prestigious Rick Holmes, John Kasica, and Thomas Stubbs Strike Institute Awards, the "Fastest Hands" Award, and numerous World Percussion Awards. The Strike Institute offers opportunities primarily during the summer through week-long camp experiences culminating in a final performance and awards ceremony.
    Tuition: $335
    Info: strikeinstitute.com/registration-for-the-2020-camp

    NEW YORK
    NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar

    When: June 14–18, 2020
    Course of Study: Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Percussion Studies Program, the Broadway Percussion Seminar offers classes with special guest percussionists, contractors, and conductors from the world of Broadway. There will be sessions presented on drum set, percussion, mallet percussion, timpani, and Latin percussion, by the percussionists who developed the Broadway books! For high school, college, and professional percussionists, the NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar/Summit is a five-day intensive study of the skills, experience, and know-how of the world of Broadway percussion. Panel discussions will be held with leading percussionists, conductors, and contractors who are actively pursuing musical careers on Broadway. Participants will have the opportunity to attend two Broadway shows, and each individual will be able to sit in a live Broadway pit, during an actual Broadway show! They will also dine with the Broadway percussionists after a matinee performance. Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to meet and work with several percussionists and contractors who are actively pursuing careers on Broadway. A typical session will cover a variety of topics, including an overview of the show and book, setup issues, use of technology and video monitors, artist background, subbing on Broadway, pay-scale for Broadway musicians, and many others. Artists will perform excerpts from their book, and hands-on participants will be sent a portion of a show to prepare and perform for the percussionists in a masterclass setting. Participants are typically sent four to six pieces from one show to prepare. The 2020 summer programs application open in mid-January.
    Info: steinhardt.nyu.edu/programs/percussion-studies/percussion-summer-workshops/nyu-broadway-percussion-seminar

    NYU Sandbox Percussion Seminar
    Course of Study: Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Percussion Studies Program, the Sandbox Percussion Seminar offers the opportunity to study, rehearse, and perform side-by-side with Sandbox Percussion. Through daily rehearsals, coaching, and workshops, participants will develop core chamber music skills and learn to create a 21st-century musical career. Each student will perform on the culminating concert at National Sawdust with one of the Sandbox members.
    Info: sandboxpercussion.com/nyu-sandbox-percussion-seminar/

    Artful Timpani Auditioning Seminar
    Course of Study: The Artful Timpani Auditioning Seminar is designed around applied auditioning skills for timpanists. It’s been formulated around the reality that auditioning is a vital skill set for all instrumental musicians, regardless of career path intention. Ambitious timpanists from the high school level up through seasoned professionals will necessarily find themselves in high pressure audition situations throughout their careers, whether for a youth orchestra, undergraduate conservatory, summer festival, graduate program, regional orchestra, or a full-time professional orchestra. This process places unique demands on timpanists as a subset of the broader percussion community, and we will leverage the singular locus of timpani-auditioning expertise afforded by NYU faculty and the extended New York City timpani community.
    Program Description and Faculty: The centerpiece of this workshop is a multi-round mock-audition, with adjudication and detailed feedback provided after every round by timpanists of Lincoln Center, including Jason Haaheim (Director), co-principal timpanist, MET Orchestra; Parker Lee, co-principal timpanist, MET Orchestra; Steven White, assistant timpanist, MET Orchestra; Pablo Rieppi, New York City Ballet Orchestra. The mock audition will take place in Steinhardt’s Loewe Theatre. The audition will be blind for all rounds, with a screen setup in the audience to shield the players from view of the committee, and a second screen setup in the auditorium to provide an area where all participants can get to hear other players, keep their own notes, and compare them to the “official jury.” All audition rounds will be video- and audio-recorded, with attendees’ individual portions made available to them post-seminar. The mock audition will be preceded by masterclasses and presentations by the guest artists indicated above. Presentations will be crafted around themes of applied auditioning skills, while still including foundational and technical information. Attendees will be expected to perform in timpani excerpt masterclasses, with everyone receiving at least 30 minutes of masterclass time. With generous support from Adams, attendees will be playing on two sets of Adams Dresden Classic timpani. Attendees will be treated to a backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera, including a chance to play timpani in the pit and listen from the audience. Attendees will also get to attend an evening performance of the Mostly Mozart Festival, and meet principal timpanist David Punto.
    Info: steinhardt.nyu.edu/programs/percussion-studies/percussion-summer-workshops/artful-timpani-auditioning-seminar

    Summer Percussion Seminar
    When: July 12-25, 2020 (applications, including recorded audition, are due February 1)
    Where: The Juilliard School
    Faculty: Samuel Solomon, director
    Course of Study: The Juilliard School’s long-running Summer Percussion Seminar is a two-week percussion intensive designed specifically for advanced high school percussionists who have reached age 15 and not yet graduated from high school. Set in the exciting cultural environment of New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Seminar offers students hands-on instruction in orchestral, contemporary, and world music styles. Participants experience a challenging range of master classes, clinics, lectures, rehearsals, and performances led by a faculty of today’s most prominent percussion teachers and performers. The Seminar exposes students to the many skills, careers, and passions represented by Juilliard’s faculty and graduates and prepares them for success in college auditions and beyond. Students will watch and participate in masterclasses and clinics given by acclaimed faculty members and guests, perform with the JSPS Percussion Ensemble, participate in “Percussion Intensives,” mini courses that go in-depth on specific topics, take a Juilliard ear training course, attend full recitals by renowned faculty artists and Lincoln Center concerts, and learn a ton about music and percussion.
    Tuition: $2,360 (including room and board)
    Info: Samuel Solomon at ssolomon@juilliard.edu (program questions) or Katya Lawson at klawson@juilliard.edu (admission questions)

    NEW JERSEY
    SōSI 2020: A Vision for New Work

    When: July 12–26, 2020
    Where: Princeton University
    Course of Study: The Sō Percussion Summer Institute (SōSI) is an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for percussionists and composers. The four members of Sō Percussion serve as faculty in rehearsal, performance, and discussion of contemporary music, art, aesthetics, and the practical issues involved in a performing arts career. The range of options available to creators in our immensely complex era is exhilarating, but also overwhelming. At SōSI 2020, tackle them together with friends and mentors who offer decades of experience in bringing new pieces of music to life. Whether your vision is to light up the stage with your performance skills, to collaborate on untested new ideas, or to bring your composition to life, SōSI is the place to do it in a mutually supportive and fun atmosphere. Highlights of SōSI 2020: Premieres of new pieces from Princeton University PhD composers, masterclasses, lessons, and coachings with renowned composers and performers, and performances around community businesses in Princeton.
    Guest Artists: Each year, colleagues from all over the arts world join us a guest lecturers and clinicians; SōSI 2020 will be one of our most exciting ever! We are especially honored to have the entire Nexus percussion ensemble joining us to talk about their 50 years of working together, the early days of Steve Reich and Musicians, and all of the many activities each of them has been engaged in throughout their careers. In addition, we always feature members of the Princeton faculty in guest lectures at SōSI.
    Tuition: $2,600
    Contact: Shelby Blezinger-McCay, SōSI Program Coordinator, shelby@sopercussion.com
    Info: sopercussion.com/education/summer-institute/

    WISCONSIN
    Two Rivers Timpani Summit 2020

    When: June 14–16, 2020
    Where: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    Clinicians: Dr. Alison Shaw, Dr. Bill Shaltis, Jason Ginter
    Course of Study: Timpani Performance Basics: setting up, ranges, ear training, sound concepts, stroke concepts, articulations, rolls; Advanced Concepts and Repertoire: pedaling, cross sticking/shifting, historically-informed performance practice, wind band and orchestra repertoire, solo repertoire; Maintenance Procedures: clearing heads, selecting and changing heads, cleaning, making timpani mallets.
    Tuition: TRTS 2020 Registration: $250. TRTS Solo Timpani Competition: $50.
    Info: timpanisummit.com

    Birch Creek Percussion & Steel Band Academy
    When: Senior Track: June 14–27 (Ages 14–19); Junior Track: June 14–20 (Ages 13–15)
    Course of Study: Immerse yourself in a world of percussion and emerge a more confident performer, knowledgeable musician, and inspired person. Learn successful practice strategies, effective time management, and problem solving, hone your organizational and leadership skills, and get tips on auditioning and career guidance. Birch Creek is a fun, supportive, and challenging environment that helps students learn to do their best work. Areas of study include concert percussion, mallet percussion, percussion ensemble, steel band, composition, drum set, and world percussion.
    Tuition: Senior Track $2,100; Junior Track $900
    Info: birchcreek.org/summer-music-academy/percussion-steel-band/

    UW–Whitewater Percussion Camp 
    When: August 2–7
    Course of Study: The six-day Summer Percussion Camp is designed for middle and high school students interested in enhancing their percussion skills. The staff will cover many styles of percussion with an emphasis on strong technical skills, and campers will be exposed to percussion ensemble playing. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to attend a variety of masterclasses, explore various percussion instruments, and perform in a percussion ensemble directed by camp staff members. The campers will also have the opportunity to socialize and use many of the university’s recreational facilities. Early registration is recommended as the camp size will be controlled to allow campers to receive significant instructional time. Graduating high school seniors are welcome. This camp is available to campers entering grades 5–12 in Fall 2019.
    Info: uww.edu/ce/camps/music/percussion#faqitem

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