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 priority deadline has passed. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled.

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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