Percussion Specialist Academy

What is W•O•W? It’s WORLD class immersion in relevant concepts, OWNERSHIP in all aspects of a modern, educational environment, and WINNING concepts for the modern percussion specialist and program. Get a head start: Music for All offers tools that will allow you to achieve peak performance personally and for your ensembles. Hone your craft by working with some of the current rock stars of the Marching, Concert Percussion, Drum Set and Hand Drumming World.

The Percussion Specialist Academy will include:

  • Branding your program
  • Ethics and professional development
  • The RIGHT gear
  • Starting a successful winter program
  • Sampling 101
  • The concert percussion secret
  • De-mystifying the Yamaha 01V
  • Hand drumming
  • The digital audio workstation
  • The history of percussion and essential literature
  • Creating sponsorship opportunities
  • Indoor and outdoor staging
  • Preventative medicine for the drummer in you
  • Winter percussion design and orchestration
  • Essential composition techniques for outdoor
  • “Mic”ing made easy
  • The fundamentals of running sound, EQ and other essential plug-ins

Certificate of Attendance:

Music for All will provide a Certificate of Attendance to two-time participants of the Percussion Specialist Academy, certifying that a person has attended two years of the Summer Symposium Academy.

June 26 - July 1, 2017

Leadership Weekend June 24-25

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

2017 Percussion Specialist Faculty

Michael Mcintosh

Symposium Percussion Coordinator
Carmel High School
The Cavaliers

Dr. Thad Anderson

University of Central Florida

Maria Finkelmeier

Ian Grom

Feature Session Artist
Pulse Indoor
Chino Hills High School

Thom Hannum

University of Massachusetts
Carolina Crown

Steve Houghton

Feature Session Artist
Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music

John Kilkenny

George Mason University

Mike Scott

Lauren Teel

Jeff Queen

Feature Session Artist

Troy Wollwage

Marketing Manager – Percussion
Yamaha Corporation of America

Percussion Specialist Photos from America’s Camp

Parent/Booster Institute

Music for All’s parent/booster training and advocacy programs and resources are key elements in Music for All’s vision to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has the opportunity and access to participate in music making in his or her scholastic environment.

Learn about the Institute

What Should Your Child Bring?

June weather in Indiana is often unpredictable. Historical averages for this area range from 60°F-90°F and often include high humidity. Please keep that in mind when packing for camp.

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Staying in Touch with your Student

The Music for All Headquarters staff is unable to receive and deliver messages to students by phone, unless an emergency requires immediately delivery. If you wish to speak with your child during the week, plan your calling schedule before your child leaves home.

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Supervision and Health Info

Your child’s safety is our utmost priority. While at camp, your child is required to attend all classes, meals, concerts, and nightly floor meetings, where attendance is taken.

How we keep you student safe

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