Percussion students performing

Percussion Summer Institute

July 16-22, 2017

Campus Location: Performing Arts Center – Music and Rehearsal Hall

A unique opportunity to study closely with UCF percussion faculty Thad Anderson, percussionist, composer, and contemporary/electroacoustic music specialist; Kirk Gay, world-class timpanist and orchestral musician; and Jeff Moore, internationally recognized percussion clinician, lecturer, and soloist. We will also be joined by the Omojo Percussion Duo (Oliver Molina & Joe Moore), Melinda Leoce, Marissa Turney, Karen Toney, and special guest artist Dr. Scott Herring.


Participants will perform in master classes and concerts, and will receive instruction on a variety of percussion subjects including:

  • Marimba technique, solos, and concerti
  • Vibraphone technique, improvisation, solos, and concerti
  • Timpani and Multiple Percussion solos and concerti
  • Independence and Transfer Value in Percussion
  • Ochestral instruments including snare drum and accessories
  • Chamber music and percussion ensemble
  • World music, including Brazilian, Amadinda, and Steel Band
  • Music technology and practice techniques

Each student will receive:

  • Multiple daily sessions with camp faculty and additional guest artists
  • Small group lessons and masterclasses with camp faculty
  • Daily percussion ensemble and world music ensemble playing experience
  • Individual instruction opportunities with Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, and Thad Anderson
  • Ample time for individual practice
  • All instruments will be provided. Contact Thad Anderson to make arrangements if you wish to bring your own instruments.


Repertoire Expectations

Camp participants should plan to arrive with a minimum of two solo works that are either ready to perform or are a work in progress. These might include keyboard percussion (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone), concert or rudimental snare drum, timpani, multi-percussion, drum set, or otherwise. Additional solo and ensemble material will likely be assigned as we get closer the event and at the beginning of camp.

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Early Registration Tuition: $450 submitted by March 31, 2017

Late Registration Tuition (after March 31, 2017): $550 submitted by July 1, 2017

Housing Cost: $220


UCF School of Performing Arts-Music
c/o Thad Anderson
12488 Centaurus Blvd.
Bldg. 119M, Rm. 203
Orlando, FL 32816-1354
Phone: (407) 823-2221
Fax: (407) 823-3378


Vic Firth
Malletech Zildjian


Tentative Schedule


On Sunday, July 16, the day of arrival, we will have a check-in period in the Performing Arts Center's Music wing (PAC-Music) beginning at 3:00 p.m. To check-in, plan to park in lot H3 and enter the front of the PAC. There will be an opening meeting and concert later that afternoon beginning at 5:00 p.m. so you will want to make sure you are fully checked in and moved into your dorm by that point.

Final Concert/Departure

On the final day, July 22, we will give a closing concert at 2:00 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall Auditorium. Family and friends are invited to attend this final event and celebration.


For participants staying in campus housing, a linen package is included for each guest:

  • two (2) sheets
  • one (1) pillow
  • one (1) pillowcase
  • one (1) blanket
  • two (2) bath towels
  • two (2) washcloths
  • one (1) bathmat
  • soap and cups

Meals are not provided through the housing or tuition fees. It is recommend that you budget $130 to cover 3 meals each day for the duration of the camp.

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