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  • Even More 2020 Summer Percussion Workshops

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Apr 01, 2020

    NEW YORK
    CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

    2020 Daniel Glass New York Jazz Intensive

    When: May 29–June 1, 2020
    Course of Study: For four incredible days and nights, master drummer, author, historian, and educator Daniel Glass will lead you through an immersive exploration of jazz drumming. This event will take place at the legendary Drummers Collective school of music in Manhattan. Whether you’re a novice or a more experienced player, the DG Jazz Intensive will present jazz drumming from a unique perspective; it will elevate your chops, broaden your understanding of what to do on the bandstand, and get you swinging like never before. In addition to the intensive course of study, you will have the opportunity to jam and perform with a professional New York rhythm section, experience the legendary jazz clubs of Manhattan, and learn from all-star guest clinicians. Guests in past years have included Kenny Washington, Carl Allen, Shawn Pelton, Billy Ward, Andres Forero, and Allen Herman.
    Tuition: $1,197
    Info

    GERMANY
    Tamburi Mundi 15th International Frame Drum Festival

    When: July 31–August 9
    Where: E-Werk in Freiburg, Germany
    Course of Study: These intensive courses are all about playing the frame drum (large frame drum, Persian daf, tamburello, Brazilian pandeiro, Irish bodhrán, Portuguese adufe, bendir, etc.). In the afternoons there will be a varied workshop program on the topic “Rhythm-Body-Voice,” on special aspects of frame drum music, rhythms from Central Asia, shakers, castanets, darbuka, tonbak, voice and dance… and many more varied and exciting topics. We are also very pleased that voice acrobat LOIRE Cotler (USA) will be enriching the festival program with her choir project “Drumming Voices” this year: a rhythmic adventure in which scat singing (jazz) meets the South Indian drum language Solkattu. The participants can choose amongst several course modules and supplement them with shorter workshops in the afternoon
    Faculty: Glen Velez (USA), Yshai Afterman (Israel), Marla Leigh (USA), Liron Meyuhas (Israel), Andrea Piccioni (Italy), Reza Samani (Germany/Iran), Matthias Haffner (Germany), Salim Beltitane (Algeria/France), Paolo Rossetti Murittu (Italy), Dave Boyd (Ireland), Rui Silva (Portugal), and Andrey Tanzu (Russia).
    Info

  • More Summer Workshops

    by Rhythm Scene Staff | Mar 04, 2020

    Berklee Summer Programs: Drums and Percussion Workshop
    When: June 12–14, 2020
    Program Director: Yoron Israel
    Course of Study: Explore the possibilities in a world of rhythm. Whether you play drum set, percussion, or mallets, this program will enrich your repertoire as you discover different techniques for improvisation, performing, and instrument proficiency. Improve your overall musicianship while expanding your knowledge of musical styles. This program is open to percussionists age 15 years or older.
    Registration Deposit: $50
    Tuition: $750
    Housing: $480
    Info

    Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive
    When: July 11–August 14
    Course of Study: Aspire is the world's most comprehensive summer music performance program. From one-on-one instruction with Berklee’s renowned faculty to a rigorous curriculum offering college credit, this immersive program will enhance your instrumental or vocal performance mastery. Learn how to groove in a band, develop improvisational and reading skills, and improve your technique in weekly private lessons. This program is open to students age 15 years or older.
    Registration Deposit: $55
    Tuition: $5,430 (scholarships available)
    Housing: $3,720
    Info

  • 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 Online Festival
    When: July 6–10, 2020
    Course of Study: The Eastman Percussion Festival is now the Eastman Online Percussion Festival, running the same dates as before (July 6-10). It is open to high school, collegiate, and adult percussionists; no audition is necessary to apply. The course will feature interactive Zoom group sessions, masterclasses, and two livestreamed performances by the faculty (carefully distanced, of course).
    Tuition: $350
    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/

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