IU Jacobs School of Music Summer Percussion Academy

July 2022 - specific dates will be posted soon. This intensive summer event is offered to talented percussionists. No audition is required. Go to: http://music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/index.shtml for more details.

Operating as usual

[07/25/21]   We are looking forward to presenting our summer percussion academy/workshop in July 2022! Please check this page often for details.

[03/12/21]   Unfortunately, our 2021 IU Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop (scheduled for July 11-17, 2021) has been cancelled. We plan to offer a summer camp in 2022 and hope you will join us then!

[04/02/20]   Due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we regret to inform you that the 2020 IU Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop has been cancelled. We would like to express our deep regret that the situation has led us to this point.​ We will plan to present the IU Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop in July 2021.

02/26/2020

Vic Firth

Rusty Burge is on our guest artist faculty for the 2020 IU Summer Percussion Academy & Workshop! Apply Today!

We recently caught up with Signature Artist Rusty Burge as he performed the ballad "Old Folks" by Willard Robinson on vibraphone.

Rusty is using his signature series mallet, the M27.

#vfM27 - Rusty Burge Signature Keyboard Mallets:

https://vicfirth.zildjian.com/mallets/keyboard/vic-firth/signature-keyboard/rusty-burge-medium-cord.html

music.indiana.edu 01/05/2020

Faculty: Percussion: Summer Academies: Pre-College & Summer Programs: Jacobs School of Music: Indiana University Bloomington

We are PLEASED to announce our amazing faculty for the 2020 IU Summer Percussion Academy & Workshop! Keith Aleo, Kevin Bobo, Josh Bowman, Rusty Burge, Joe Galvin, Joe Gramley, Ben Handel, Steve Houghton, John Tafoya, and Square Peg Round Hole (Evan Chapman, Sean Gill, and Carlos Pacheco-Perez). More information on our faculty can be found at: https://music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/faculty.shtml

Please join us!

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music.indiana.edu 10/22/2019

Percussion Summer Academy: Summer Academies: Pre-College & Summer Programs: Jacobs School of Music: Indiana University Bloomington

The 2020 IU Summer Percussion Academy & Workshop will take place July 12-18, 2020! Check out our website for updates and info. More information will be added soon!

https://music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/

music.indiana.edu Starting summer 2018, the Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop will only be held every other year (offered during "even" years). After the conclusion of the 2018 Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop (July 8 - 14), the next will be held in July 12 - 18, 2020. Succsessive years will be 2022, 2024, etc.

[02/06/19]   Just a Reminder ... The IU Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop will NOT be offered this summer (2019). We plan to offer our summer event again in 2020 (mid-July).

[07/15/18]   THANKS AGAIN to our faculty and guest artists: Kevin Bobo, Josh Bowman, Joel Brainard, Rusty Burge, Evan Chapman, Steve Fitch, Joe Galvin, Ben Handel, Steve Houghton, Michael Mixtacki, John Tafoya, and John Wittmann - it was a phenomenal week!

Also a BIG thank you to Josh Bowman (coordinator) and McKayla Phillips (logistics) - we could not have presented this event without you. Final thank you to our counselors: Nichada, Stevie, Aaron, Jacob, Chris, Sophia, and Russell!

07/14/2018

Friday - Timpani clinic and masterclass with John Tafoya followed by an afternoon dress rehearsal. Our Grand Finale concert (featuring our participants in various percussion ensemble works) was a huge success! Thanks also to John Tafoya, Steve Fitch, Josh Bowman, and Kevin Bobo for their solo performances!

07/14/2018

Thursday - after our morning percussion ensemble rehearsals, our participants meet up with Evan Chapman, work on marching percussion with Joel Brainard and Ben Handel, and end the day on steel pan with Joe Galvin!

07/14/2018

IU Jacobs School of Music Summer Percussion Academy's cover photo

07/12/2018

Wednesday - Awesome and informative sessions with John Wittmann (Yamaha Music Corporation) and Steve Fitch (Phoenix Symphony Orchestra). Our afternoon included smaller, break out, sessions with IU faculty (Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, and John Tafoya). Our evening concert featured performances by our counselors and wonderful multimedia/percussion solo performance by Evan Chapman.

07/12/2018

Tuesday afternoon - Rusty Burge worked with our students in a second jazz vibraphone session and Kevin Bobo presented a fun and informative percussion and marimba clinic. Our evening concert featured Michael Mixtacki on world percussion - an awesome concert!

07/12/2018

After our Tuesday morning percussion ensemble rehearsals, our participants asked wonderful questions in our "business of the music business" panel discussion with John Tafoya, Steve Fitch, Evan Chapman, Michael Mixtacki, Kevin Bobo, Rusty Burge, and Steve Houghton.

07/11/2018

A great performance by the Steve Houghton Quartet on Monday night!

07/11/2018

Monday - percussion ensemble rehearsals in the morning - followed by excellent sessions presented by Rusty Burge and Michael Mixtacki!

[07/11/18]   Our Sunday night session featured Josh Bowman - a "Percussion DIY" class that included how to make your own mallets, etc. Thanks Josh!!!!

07/10/2018

Sunday afternoon - our summer percussion academy/workshop begins with an incredible session featuring Steve Houghton!

[07/08/18]   Our Summer Percussion Academy begins TODAY! Please check this page for updates and photos!

[07/02/18]   BE SURE to catch our free concerts next week during the IU Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop!

Monday, July 9 7 pm MAC Addition, Room MC066
Steve Houghton Quartet - featuring Jeremy Allen, Rusty Burge, Steve Houghton, and John Raymond

Tuesday, July 10 7 pm MC066
An evening of World Percussion featuring Michael Mixtacki and guests

Wednesday, July 11 7 pm MC066
Evan Chapman in Concert

Friday, July 13 6:30 pm Auer Hall
Grand Finale Concert - featuring solo performances by Kevin Bobo, Josh Bowman, Steve Fitch, and John Tafoya AND featuring our summer academy/workshop participants in various percussion ensemble works.​

[06/06/18]   Thank you to ALL who registered for the 2018 IU Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop! It's going to be a great event! Those who have already registered should have received an email from us. If you registered in the last day or so this email will be forthcoming. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions! Looking forward to meeting all of you in July!

[06/01/18]   GOOD NEWS! We have extended our application deadline to June 5, 2018!

[05/31/18]   Our last reminder: June 1 application deadline! Please join us for a fantastic summer event!

music.indiana.edu 05/23/2018

How to Apply: Percussion: Summer Academies: Pre-College & Summer Programs: Jacobs School of Music: Indiana University Bloomington

Just a reminder - our application deadline is JUNE 1, 2018. Please note that we will be offering future summer percussion academy/workshop events on "even" years (there will not be a 2019 summer percussion event). Enroll Today!! More information can be found online at: http://www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/apply.shtml

music.indiana.edu 1. Register online at the link below by June 1, 2018 2. Register online and pay in full by March 19, 2018 for the early registration discount ($50)!  3. Pay tuition and housing fees in full by June 1, 2018 to secure your spot in Percussion Academy 2018! 

05/07/2018

Another great reason to be part of the 2018 IU Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop ... Percussion Ensemble! Everyone will participate and perform in an ensemble this summer. Our grand finale performance will take place at 6:30 pm on Friday, July 13, 2018.

04/20/2018

We regret to announce that Professor Michael Spiro will be unable to join us for the 2018 IU Summer Percussion Academy.

However, we are very happy to announce that Michael Mixtacki will serve on our guest artist faculty this summer - presenting a world percussion session and concert!

Michael Mixtacki is a percussionist, vocalist and educator based out of San Antonio, TX. He currently serves on the faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio, teaching percussion and drum set lessons and co-directs the UTSA Percussion Ensemble. He is the director of the UTSA Summer Percussion Camp and is an active clinician and private instructor at several middle and high schools in San Antonio.

Info on all of our faculty can be found at: http://www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/faculty.shtml

music.indiana.edu 04/10/2018

Percussion Summer Academy: Summer Academies: Pre-College & Summer Programs: Jacobs School of Music: Indiana University Bloomington

Enrollment is already looking great for 2018! Please join us!! More information at: http://www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/index.shtml

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04/03/2018

SO EXCITED that John Wittmann (Director of Education and Artist Relations for the Band and Orchestral Division of Yamaha Corporation of America) will also be on our faculty this summer!

02/04/2018

FOUR GREAT reasons to attend the 2018 IU Jacobs School of Music Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop ...
Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, Michael Spiro and John Tafoya!

01/26/2018

Interested in Steel Pan!!? Enroll today - and get a "hands on" session with Joe Galvin!

music.indiana.edu 01/19/2018

How to Apply: Percussion: Summer Academies: Pre-College & Summer Programs: Jacobs School of Music: Indiana University Bloomington

Important News!

Starting this summer, the Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop will only be held every other year (offered during "even" years). After the conclusion of the 2018 Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop, the next will be held in 2020. Successive years will be 2022, 2024, etc.

All the more reason for you to enroll in our 2018 summer offering! More information about applying can be found online at: http://music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/apply.shtml

music.indiana.edu 1. Register online at the link below by June 1, 2018 2. Register online and pay in full by March 19, 2018 for the early registration discount ($50)! 3. Pay tuition and housing fees in full by June 1, 2018 to secure your spot in Percussion Academy 2018!

01/03/2018

Announcing another awesome Guest Artist for the
2018 IU Summer Percussion Academy and Workshop:
Evan Chapman!!!

vicfirth.com 12/12/2017

Jazz Vibraphone Lesson Series with Rusty Burge - Vic Firth

BE SURE to CHECK OUT the Jazz Vibraphone Lesson Series through the Vic Firth Website
http://vicfirth.com/jazz-vibraphone-lesson-series-with-rusty-burge/

Rusty Burge will be one of our guest artists this summer! Apply Today!
http://music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/apply.shtml

vicfirth.com In this series, Rusty Burge discusses many of the fundamental techniques and foundation for improvisation and chord voicing for jazz vibraphone.

youtube.com 11/28/2017

Steve Fitch

We are very excited to announce that Steve Fitch will be joining us this summer!

Steve has served as associate principal timpanist and percussionist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years. In addition to his work as an orchestral percussionist, Steve has served as the drummer for many of Phoenix’s great Big Bands including the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, the Extreme Decibel Big Band, and the GCC Night Band.

Check out his youtube videos at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu1WEYQc9pxHNcSk76FDO2Q

Info on all of our summer percussion academy/workshop faculty can be found at: http://music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/faculty.shtml

Apply Now! http://music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/apply.shtml

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11/22/2017

Very EXCITED to ANNOUNCE that Rusty Burge will be joining us again this summer! Check out our All-Star Faculty for the 2018 IU Summer Percussion Academy/Workshop!!
July 8-14, 2018
Information, including how to apply, can be found at: http://music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/percussion/index.shtml

Videos (show all)

IF you are in the Bloomington, Indiana area during our summer event PLEASE consider joining us for some free evening con...
Broström: Bridging the World
Pawassar: Sculpture in Wood
IU JSoM Summer Percussion Academy 2015 Grand Finale Concert
from the 2014 Grand Finale Percussion Ensemble Concert
excerpt from "Tip of the Andes" by Craig Hetrick
Julie Hill - World Percussion Video (IU Summer Perc Academy)

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