THREE CONCENTRATIONS FOR STUDENT PERCUSSIONISTS:

Marching Percussion students will be grouped by experience level for maximum learning.

Symphonic Percussion students experience a wide variety of concert percussion.

Drum Set is part of the Jazz Division – students work with drum set faculty and perform with the Symposium Jazz Bands.

At the Music for All Summer Symposium Percussion Division, immerse yourself in percussion, with sessions that include Concert Percussion, Rudimental Drumming, Drum Set, Electronics, Hand Drumming, and more. Music for All offers tools that will allow YOU to achieve peak performance. Hone your craft, by working with some of the current “rock stars” of the Marching, Concert Percussion, Drum Set, and Hand Drumming World! This year, Music for All is pleased to welcome back Carolina Crown, corps-in-residence, to the 2019 Summer Symposium. Percussion students will work with Carolina Crown teaching staff, view the Corps in rehearsal and enjoy a DCI Central Indiana drum corps show.

Additional Clinician Support
Packing List/Final Performance Attire: Symphonic Percussion

Packing List

All students, regardless of division, should
bring the following items:

  • Comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes for walking around campus
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket for cooler weather
  • Rain gear for inclement weather (jacket, poncho, or umbrella)
  • Personal toiletries (bath soap, tooth brush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Towels and washcloths. Sheets, pillow, pillowcases, and blanket are provided by Ball State Housing
  • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, and SUNSCREEN
  • Backpack, a spiral notebook, and pens/pencils

Optional: money or debit card for incidental purchases such
as souvenirs, snacks, etc. $50-$80 recommended.

In addition to these items, symphonic percussion students must also bring:

  • Concert sticks, keyboard mallets for orchestra bells, xylophone, vibes, marimba and timpani mallets
  • Practice pad
  • Hand towel for a stand cover
  • A tuning key
  • Please bring the following as able or borrow from your school: Tambourine, Triangle with clip, Beater(s), Woodblock
  • Label ALL items with your name, address, and school

Final Performance Attire

“All Black”

  • Solid black button down shirt, polo or blouse
  • Black pants
  • Black socks
  • Black, closed-toe shoes
Packing List/Final Performance Attire: Marching Percussion

Packing List

All students, regardless of division, should
bring the following items:

  • Comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes for walking around campus
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket for cooler weather
  • Rain gear for inclement weather (jacket, poncho, or umbrella)
  • Personal toiletries (bath soap, tooth brush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Towels and washcloths. Sheets, pillow, pillowcases, and blanket are provided by Ball State Housing
  • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, and SUNSCREEN
  • Backpack, a spiral notebook, and pens/pencils

Optional: money or debit card for incidental purchases such
as souvenirs, snacks, etc. $50-$80 recommended.

In addition to these items, marching percussion students must also bring:

  • Lace-up athletic shoes (two pairs recommended) with proper arch support for all sessions, NO SANDALS ALLOWED
  • Instrument & case marked with your name, address and school
  • Please bring both a drum stand and carrier if possible
  • Sticks/mallets (extra pair if possible) and practice pad
  • Tuning key- a high tension key if you own one
  • Hand towel for a stand cover
  • White stick tape

Final Performance Attire

  • Khaki shorts
  • Athletic shoes
  • Zildjian T-shirt (provided) for both the performance with Carolina Crown on Friday night and the final performance on Saturday
  • Hats, sunglasses, or jewelry may NOT be worn for these performances.
Jazz Drum Set

Packing List

All students, regardless of division, should
bring the following items:

  • Comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes for walking around campus
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket for cooler weather
  • Rain gear for inclement weather (jacket, poncho, or umbrella)
  • Personal toiletries (bath soap, tooth brush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Towels and washcloths. Sheets, pillow, pillowcases, and blanket are provided by Ball State Housing
  • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, and SUNSCREEN
  • Backpack, a spiral notebook, and pens/pencils

Optional: money or debit card for incidental purchases such
as souvenirs, snacks, etc. $50-$80 recommended.

For additional items, see the Jazz Division.

 

Final Performance Attire (Jazz Division)

  • Blue jeans
  • White button-down shirt
  • Dark colored tie for men
  • Black socks
  • Black, closed-toe shoes

Save Your Spot

for the 2020 Music for All Summer Symposium

June 22-27, 2020

Leadership Weekend: June 20-21

Ball State University


Percussion Faculty

Dr. Thad Anderson

University of Central Florida

Tom Aungst

Dartmouth High School
The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps

Kelly Cruz

Maria Finkelmeier

Kadence Arts & Masary Studios

Cristian Good

Sales Engineer, Sweetwater Sound
Fort Wayne, IN

Thom Hannum

University of Massachusetts
Carolina Crown

Michael McIntosh

Symposium Percussion Coordinator
Percussionist, Composer
The Cavaliers

David Mills

Alex Ollivierre

Jeff Queen

Feature Session Artist
Carmel High School
Carmel, IN

Kevin Shah

Marissa Turney

Ray Ulibarri

Chad Wyman

Director of Bands
Hicksville High School, NY

What are students saying about Percussion at America’s Camp?

I will never forget going to MFA Camp my senior year, it had such a great impact on me for the better!

Even with all of the crazy tricks & skills I learned, the environment alone was the most mind-blowing part.

With the staff’s infallible support, I get to go home a stronger, smarter, and more confident leader.

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.

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.

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.

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.