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Utah Percussion Camp

June 24-25, 2022

The Utah Percussion Camp is dedicated to the education of youth in the percussive arts achieved through the practical discovery of and exposure to the world of percussion. The camp provides a week-long percussive experience to students offering classes, clinics, master-classes and ensemble participation in all areas of percussion. Recognized clinicians and artists nationally/internationally teach the classes and share their expertise in age-appropriate, ability-based workshops. Space/ Registration is limited in numbers to ensure a hands-on, individual based experience for student participants.

Contact Michael Sammons, mike.sammons@utah.edu

Track Eligibility: Students who will be going into grades 7th - 9th for the 2022-2023 school year and who are 13 years of age and up. 9th grade students can choose either the Junior High / Middle School Percussion Track or the the High School Percussion Track.

Register

COST: $170

Dates: June 20-21, 2022 - 9 AM-4 PM (Canceled)

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • Lunch (Students will not be allowed to leave the University of Utah campus during lunch)
  • Extra drinks and snacks
  • Sticks and/or mallets and a practice pad if you have them.
  • Please mark your sticks, mallets, and bags with names or identification
  • Pencil and a folder to store music and handouts.

Track Eligibility: Students who will be going into grades 9th - 12th for the 2022-2023 school year. 9th grade students can choose either the Junior High / Middle School PercussionTrack or the the High School Percussion Track.

Register

COST: $170

Dates: June 22-23, 2022 - 9 AM-4 PM (Canceled)

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • Lunch (Students will not be allowed to leave the University of Utah campus during lunch)
  • Extra drinks and snacks
  • Sticks and/or mallets and a practice pad if you have them.
  • Please mark your sticks, mallets, and bags with names or identification
  • Pencil and a folder to store music and handouts.

Track Eligibility: Campers who will be going into grades 9th - 12th for the 2022-2023 school year. Enrollment in marching percussion ensembles is required.

Register

COST: $170

Dates: June 24-25, 2022 - 9 AM-4 PM

For marching percussion battery instruments (snare drum, tenors, bass drum) ONLY. Front ensemble students are encouraged to enroll in the High School Percussion Track. We will focus on everything from fundamentals, playing techniques, exercises and fun cadences. The majority of this camp will be outdoors. Students will be divided into multiple drumlines based on a placement audition that match best with each individual's experience level.

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • Lunch (Students will not be allowed to leave the University of Utah campus during lunch)
  • Extra drinks and snacks
  • Sticks and/or mallets and a practice pad if you have them.
  •  Please mark your sticks, mallets, and bags with names or identification
  • Pencil and a folder to store music and handouts.
  • Water Jug
  • Hat/Sunscreen
  • Earplugs
  • A Pencil
  • Binder and Clear Sleeves to hold music
Track Eligibility: Students who will be going into grades 9th - 12th for the 2022-2023 school year. 9th grade students can choose either the Junior High / Middle School PercussionTrack or the the High School Percussion Track.
 
 

COST: $340

Dates: June 22-23, 2022 - 9 AM-4 PM (Canceled)

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • Lunch (Students will not be allowed to leave the University of Utah campus during lunch)
  • Extra drinks and snacks
  • Sticks and/or mallets and a practice pad if you have them.
  • Please mark your sticks, mallets, and bags with names or identification
  • Pencil and a folder to store music and handouts.

Track Eligibility: Campers who will be going into grades 9th - 12th for the 2022-2023 school year. Enrollment in marching percussion ensembles is required.

Dates: June 24-25, 2022 - 9 AM-4 PM

For marching percussion battery instruments (snare drum, tenors, bass drum) ONLY. Front ensemble students are encouraged to enroll in the High School Percussion Track. We will focus on everything from fundamentals, playing techniques, exercises and fun cadences. The majority of this camp will be outdoors. Students will be divided into multiple drumlines based on a placement audition that match best with each individual's experience level.

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • Lunch (Students will not be allowed to leave the University of Utah campus during lunch)
  • Extra drinks and snacks
  • Sticks and/or mallets and a practice pad if you have them.
  •  Please mark your sticks, mallets, and bags with names or identification
  • Pencil and a folder to store music and handouts.
  • Water Jug
  • Hat/Sunscreen
  • Earplugs
  • A Pencil
  • Binder and Clear Sleeves to hold music

 

 

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GUEST CLINICIAN (Marching Percussion Track)

BRET KUHN

Bret Kuhn currently serves as adjunct faculty at Northern Illinois University and supervises all marching percussion activities at NIU.

Kuhn served as caption head and percussion arranger for the World Champion Cavaliers who won six World Championships and five High Percussion Awards during his tenure. He is the percussion coordinator for the Prospect High School music program and is on the design team consulting with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. He is active as a percussion arranger for various colleges and high schools across the nation and abroad. Kuhn is also a staff arranger for the Arizona State Marching Band.

Kuhn has written articles for publication in “Percussive Notes” magazine and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and is a member of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He travels extensively presenting clinics across the United States, Japan and Europe for Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo and Innovative Percussion.

Last Updated: 6/23/22