World Percussion Camp


World Percussion Camp

Professor C. Jason Koontz, director of Percussion Studies at Eastern  Kentucky University would like to invite you to spend an intensive week  immersed in world percussion performance, history, and education on the  campus beautiful in Richmond, Kentucky.

The workshop is a highly performance oriented experience. Whether you  are an experienced percussion student or a beginner with no musical  background at all, you will find this an incredible experience. The  workshop will involve the participants in daily rehearsals, culminating  in a performance at the end of the week. This camp is open to students grades 8-12. 

Prof. Jason Koontz will present daily lectures that will cover topics  on the evolution of the various instruments in the Brazilian, African,  and Caribbean musical idioms. The lectures will also include topics on  arranging techniques, performance techniques, rhythmic fundamentals, and  repertoire.

Every percussion player is an educator. As performers, we must be  aware that many in our audience are experiencing these non-western  instruments for the first time. With this awareness comes the  responsibility for providing more information about its origins and  capabilities than that of musicians of more familiar instruments.

Enrollment is limited and is expected to fill quickly.


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