Drums and Percussion Camps

3 Camps Offered: 

Percussion Ensemble Camp (Beginners)
Percussion Ensemble Camp
Brazilian Samba Percussion Camp
Percussion Ensemble Camp
June 5-9, 2023
Concert: June 9, 4pm
Fee: $300 / half day
Session 1: 9am - Noon (Ages: 12-14)
Session 2: 12:30pm - 3:30pm (Ages: 15-18)
Join us for a week of performing music in a percussion ensemble! Intended for students to broaden their studies in percussion, this camp allows students the opportunity to develop proficiencies on many different percussion instruments, while learning the skills needed to perform in this unique type of ensemble. Campers will play music from today's most sought after percussion composers, and perform together on a final Friday concert under the direction of Andrew Dobos. Instruments to include marimba, hand drums, drumset, vibraphone, timpani, all auxiliary percussion, and more!
Prerequisite: Must have basic sheet music reading experience.
Please contact adobos@sstx.org with any questions.

Percussion Ensemble Camp (Beginners)
June 12-16, 2023
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Concert: June 16th, 1pm
Fee: $600
Beginner Percussion Camp is for students who are interested in learning how to play percussion! During this week students will learn about each instrument in the percussion family and learn the proper techniques needed to play correctly. Campers will learn to read percussion music, develop their counting and subdividing skills, and rehearse together with other campers in an ensemble setting. Instruments to be covered include snare drum, marimba, timpani, hand drums, drumset, vibraphone, and all auxiliary percussion. At the end of the week students will showcase their newfound skills for family and friends on the Friday concert!
No previous experience is necessary.
Please contact adobos@sstx.org with any questions.

Brazilian Samba Percussion Camp
June 26-30, 2023
Ages: 14-18    
Session: 9am - 3:30pm
Concert: June 30, 1pm
Fee: $550
Join us for a week of playing the percussion music of Brazil! During this week students will learn how to play percussion instruments found in a typical escola de samba (samba performing group), and prepare music for an end of week concert. The week will feature rehearsals, guest speakers, and listening sessions all centered around Brazilian percussion. Students will learn about Brazilian culture, Carnaval, and the techniques needed to perform the popular styles of Brazilian percussion, including samba batucada, maracatu, Samba Afro, and more!
Prerequisite: Some percussion experience required.

Please contact adobos@sstx.org with any questions.
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213