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Summer Percussion Festival (Ages 7–12)

Level 1: Percussion Exploration (Ages 7–9)

Learn what makes the percussion section tick! Percussion Exploration is a 5-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 as well as an introduction to world percussion. Class size is limited to just 7 students—enroll early!

  • Drumming & Rhythm Class
  • Mallet and Timpani Class
  • World Drumming Workshop
  • Musical Presentation for Family & Friends at 11:30 AM on Friday

Dates:  July 6–10, 2020 (Monday-Friday)
Time:  9:00 AM–12:00 PM daily
Program Director: Sylvie Zakarian
Faculty: Carl Puglisi and Sylvie Zakarian
Tuition: $400 + $25 materials fee

   Registration coming soon

* to register, participants must be age 7–12 as of June 1, 2020

Level 2: Percussion Ensemble (Ages 9–12)

Percussion Ensemble is a 5-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
  • World Drumming Workshop
  • Musical Presentation for Family & Friends at 11:30 AM on Friday

Dates:  July 6–10, 2020 (Monday-Friday)
Time:  9:00 AM–12:00 PM daily
Program Director:  Sylvie Zakarian
Faculty:  Carl Puglisi and Sylvie Zakarian
Tuition:  $400 + $25 materials fee

Auditions: Auditions for the Level 2 ensemble program are by appointment with the program director. Please email the school or call 781-721-2950 to schedule an audition.

* to register, participants must be age 7–12 as of June 1, 2020

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