Eastman Online Percussion Festival

WKS 410

Eastman Online Percussion Festival

As of June 24, 2021, this course has closed. We are no longer accepting registrations.

June 27-July 2, 2021 / Sunday-Friday, times TBA, plus evening livestreamed concerts
Michael Burritt and Ivan Trevino, directors
Guest faculty:
Megan Arns, University of Missouri
Britton-René Collins, Toronto-based artist; winner, 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition
Maria Finkelmeier, Berklee College of Music, MF Dynamics
Kana Funayama, percussion soloist
Jason Haaheim, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Josh Jones, Kansas City Symphony
Jean-Baptiste Leclère, Paris Opera Orchestra
Doug Perkins, University of Michigan
Kyle Peters, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Community Music School
Andrea Venet and Annie Stevens, Escape Ten Percussion Duo
Oliver Xu, percussion soloist, Teaching Fellow, The Juilliard School

The Eastman Online Percussion Festival is a five-day online seminar organized by international performing artists and composers Michael Burritt and Ivan Trevino. Designed for high school and collegiate percussionists, the festival will offer online masterclasses and seminars on a variety of topics, including musicianship, technique, practice habits and learning skills, interpretation and expression, as well as sessions on composing, music business, and performance anxiety. Each day will feature up to four hours of live, interactive online classes. In addition, there will be two evening performances by Michael Burritt and Ivan Trevino exclusively for Festival participants.

All applicants: please include a letter of recommendation and a copy of your music résumé with your application. (If you need help setting up a résumé, you can use this template as a guide.) The recommendation letter can be uploaded with your application or sent in any of the following ways:

Please do not send anything by postal mail at this time, as we are working remotely and are not regularly on campus to receive postal mail. 

Sunday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Faculty Concerts:
Monday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. EDT from Kilbourn Hall
Tuesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. EDT from Hatch Recital Hall
Thursday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. EDT from Hatch Recital Hall

$450 / noncredit     WKS 410-1                    

“The personal engagement, relevant lecture topics, and in-depth approach to music beyond the mere occupation side of it deepened my connection with it in new and powerful ways.” – 2020 participant

Read our blog: Summer@Eastman 2020: Announcing the Eastman Percussion Festival