pas convoPASIC

If you do anything go to this. I once heard that you can learn more in 4 days here than in 4 years of college. and that’s pretty much true. This is THE SOURCE for all things percussion. Everyone who’s anyone is there and the variety of sessions that are offered is amazing. I can’t say enough of PASIC. Just go and you’ll understand :) .

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PAS Days of percussion

Your local chapter of PAS probably has little mini-conventions around April sometime. They are extreemly low cost and often bring in a few famous percussionists to do clinics. You’re very likely to get some great hands on time with the artists and see some local schools and universities play here. .

Mostly MarimbaLHS Summer Marimba Seminar

I wish I went to one of these. Now that I’m a teacher I can’t get 3 weeks of leave anytime soon to do this :) There is a version of this camp for high school and for college. I’ve heard nothing but great things! .

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For full coverage on what this festival is like, check out Jeff Sass’s Blog! .

Picture 6NJZ Summer Academy (Germany)

Nebojsa is an awesome composer, virtuosic player, and a generally cool guy. He speaks 5 different laugages (including English) His Academy focuses mainly on technique, improvisation, and interpretation. .

Picture 5L.A. Summer Academy (Croatia)

“Ten days of practicing, individual lessons marimba solo,- duo and -ensemble, master classes, chamber music and concerts by students, lecturers & guests. A wonderful academy will be enjoyed by all participants sharing the passion for the marimba” .

Picture 8IKMMA (Germany)

“The goal of IKMMA is to provide the stage for a nice musical exchange, to get familiar with new pieces from all over the world and make life long friends.”