High School Percussion Institute

The percussion institute offers opportunities for highly motivated students to work with world-class faculty in many different percussion disciplines. During your week here, you'll have master classes and ensemble opportunities on marimba, timpani, world percussion, drum set, and orchestral percussion.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis

We’re currently finalizing Interlochen Arts Camp 2021 programs. Please check back soon or contact Admission at admission@interlochen.org.

The goal of the percussion institute is to prepare you for further serious study, in high school and beyond. You will perform in master classes, have individualized learning opportunities with a faculty member, and play in a variety of percussion ensembles.


Audition Requirements

One letter of recommendation from a private teacher or band director that outlines the student's motivation, skill level, and note-reading proficiency. Upload the letter in PDF format.

Additional Opportunities


Keith A. Aleo

Instructor of Percussion, Interlochen Arts Academy; Director and Instructor of Orchestral Percussion, Interlochen Percussion Institute; Adult Band Camp Percussion Faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Percussion faculty, Boston Conservatory; Director of Education and Orchestral Activities at the Avedis Zildjian Co.

James Campbell

Faculty, Interlochen Percussion Institute

Professor of Percussion, University of Kentucky; Principal Percussionist, Lexington Philharmonic; Drummer, Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra

Dr. Gordon Hicken

Instructor of Percussion, Interlochen Arts Camp

Assistant Professor of Percussion and Associate Director of Bands, Midwestern State University

Jeffrey Irving

Instructor of Percussion, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Percussion Institute

Ji Su Jung

Faculty, Interlochen Percussion Institute

Visiting Lecturer in Percussion, Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University

Christos Rafalides

Faculty, Interlochen Percussion Institute

Jazz Faculty, The New School College of Performing Arts; Faculty, Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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