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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/

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More 2020 Summer Percussion Workshops

Feb 5, 2020, 06:00 AM by Rhythm Scene Staff

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/

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