Eastman Percussion Festival

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Eastman Percussion Festival

July 6-10, 2020 / Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., plus evening concerts
Room: EEW 415

Michael Burritt and Ivan Trevino, directors

Doug Perkins, international percussion soloist/chamber musician
Andrea Venet and Annie Stevens (Escape Ten Percussion Duo)
Jason Haaheim, Principal Timpanist, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
William James, Principal Percussion, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Worden, Associate Dean, New England Conservatory and member of The Big Trouble

The Eastman Percussion Festival is a five-day seminar organized by international performing artists and composers Michael Burritt and Ivan Trevino. Designed for high school and collegiate percussionists, the festival will offer daily masterclasses and seminars on a variety of topics, including musicianship, technique, interpretation, and expression, as well as sessions on composing, music business and performance anxiety. A “dream team” of internationally-renowned guest faculty will present three concerts; student chamber ensembles will perform on a recital at the end of the week.

No audition is required for admission, but please include one letter of recommendation (from a teacher or musical mentor) with your application materials. The letter can be sent with your application, emailed to the Summer@Eastman office at: summer@esm.rochester.edu, or uploaded to our secure online dropbox. Please do not send anything by postal mail at this time, as we are working remotely and are not on campus to receive postal mail.

Faculty Concerts:
Monday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Thursday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall

Participant Concert: Friday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall


Housing and meals are not included in course tuition. On-campus student housing at the Eastman Student Living Center is available for an additional fee of $84/night, which includes 3 meals daily in the Dining Center. Participants staying off-campus may also purchase individual meals at the Dining Center. Information about housing and area hotels can be found here.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Monday, July 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Participant Concert, Friday, July 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Professional Development Hours: 30
$720 / noncredit     CRN 22909
$1,730 / 1 credit     CRN 35700

Click HERE to register

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