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 9-12

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.

Marc Damoulakis

Faculty, Interlochen Percussion Institute

Principal Percussionist, Margaret Allen Ireland Chair, The Cleveland Orchestra; Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Music

Jason Haaheim

Faculty, Interlochen Percussion Institute

Principal Timpani, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Jeffrey Irving

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

Garry Kvistad

Faculty, Interlochen Percussion Institute

CEO, Woodstock Percussion; Member, NEXUS Percussion; Member, Steve Reich and Musicians

Terry Longshore

Faculty, Interlochen Percussion Institute

Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies, Southern Oregon University

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