Registration for Spring Semester classes is now open!


Summer Percussion Festival (Ages 7–12)

Choose from two programs: Percussion Exploration (ages 7–10) and Percussion Ensemble (ages 9–12). Both programs include hands-on experience with a wide variety of percussion instruments, plus the chance to learn and play in a fun group setting.

Percussion Exploration (Ages 7–10)

Learn what makes the percussion section tick! Percussion Exploration is a 3-day program designed to introduce young musicians to playing percussion instruments. It's a great way to try out percussion in a fun group setting if you're a beginner or have had only basic instruction (group or private). Receive hands-on experience with all of the major percussion instruments. Class size is limited to just 6 students—enroll early!

A musical presentation for family and friends will be held at 11:30 AM on the last day of the program (Friday).

Dates:  June 22–24, 2022 (Wednesday-Friday)
Time:  9:00 AM–12:00 PM daily
Faculty: Carl Puglisi
Tuition: $275
* to register, participants must be age 7–10 as of June 1, 2022

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Percussion Ensemble (Ages 9–12)

The 2022 program is now full. Percussion Ensemble is a 6-day program designed to give the young musician an opportunity to play a wide variety of percussion instruments, and help develop well-rounded percussion skills. This is a great summer opportunity to build on skills acquired during the school year in private lessons or in a band program (two years of percussion experience required). There will be a placement audition with the program director. Class size is limited to just 6 students—enroll early!

  • Drumming & Mallet Technique
  • Repertoire Reading Class
  • Ensemble Rehearsal Daily
  • Musical Presentation for Family & Friends at 11:30 AM on last day (Wednesday)

Dates:  June 22–29, 2022 (6 days, Wednesday–Friday + Monday–Wednesday, no weekend days)
Time:  9:00 AM–12:00 PM daily
Artistic Director & Faculty:  Sylvie Zakarian
Tuition:  $550
* to register, participants must be age 9–12 as of June 1, 2022

Auditions: Auditions have concluded, and the program is now full. Please check back next year!

Watch a performance of "Collisions" by our WCMS percussion ensemble, January 2020:

Scheduled audition dates have concluded, and the program is now full. Please check back next year!