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.
  • The concert percussion secret.
  • The digital audio workstation.
  • Essential percussion ensemble literature.
  • Concert percussion techniques.
  • Hands-on playing.
  • Fall and Winter percussion design and orchestration.<
  • Essential composition techniques for outdoors.
  • Developing your percussionists-Elementary to High School.
  • The fundamentals of micing, 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.

Music for All Summer Symposium

June 24-29, 2019

Leadership Weekend June 22-23

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

2019 Percussion Specialist Faculty

Michael McIntosh

Symposium Percussion Coordinator
Percussionist, Composer
The Cavaliers

Keith Aleo

Education and Orchestral Consultant

Dr. Thad Anderson

University of Central Florida

Tom Aungst

Dartmouth High School
The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps

Maria Finkelmeier

Kadence Arts & Masary Studios

Dr. David Gerhart

Product Manager

Cristian Good

Sales Engineer, Sweetwater Sound
Fort Wayne, IN

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 Jacobs School of Music

Neil Larrivee

Vice President of Education
Drum Stick Product Development
Vic Firth, Zildjian

John Mapes

Chino Hills High School
Pulse Percussion

Jeff Queen

Feature Session Artist
Carmel High School
Carmel, IN

Mike Scott

Bluecoats & Rhythm X, Inc.

Lauren Teel

Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps
University of North Alabama

Troy Wollwage

Marketing Manager – Percussion
Yamaha Corporation of America

Chad Wyman

Director of Bands
Hicksville High School, NY

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.

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.

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