January 2022 Update: Due to the surge of Omicron, all in-person students and visitors (ages 2+) must wear a surgical mask at minimum, and ideally a N95/KN95 mask. Please visit our COVID-19 page for more details.

Summer World Rhythm Adventure (Ages 7–10)

Join percussion faculty member Sylvie Zakarian for a rhythm trip around the world! This half-day, weeklong summer program will use handheld and larger percussion instruments to explore different cultures and styles of music. Start with basic rhythms and build your rhythm vocabulary; gain hands-on experience with a range of instruments (from tiny to enormous); play along with recorded materials that reflect a variety of ethnic traditions; and best of all, make some noise! No previous experience is required.

This program will be held in person at WCMS, with at least half of each day's activities held outdoors (weather permitting) and the remainder in Nichols Hall with some of our fabulous percussion instruments: marimba, xylophone, timpani, snare drums, and hand drums.

Participants should be age 7-10 as of September 1, 2021. Younger students may be admitted at the discretion of the instructor; contact the registrar to inquire.

Space is limited to 8 students. We have well-established health protocols and are following all local and state guidance.

Dates:  June 21–25, 2021 (Monday–Friday)
Times:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM daily
Tuition:  $395

Instructor:  Sylvie Zakarian

Register Online

COVID Contingency:  We ask that all participants and faculty continue to practice good public health measures outside of WCMS to help us continue providing safe in-person instruction. In the event of a positive COVID test result among participants or faculty during a summer program, the program will move online for the remainder of the session. In the event that any participant has to quarantine due to a positive COVID test result or exposure within two weeks before the start of the program, that student will not be able to participate in the program. In this instance, a refund or credit may be granted if medical documentation is sent to the WCMS office. Learn more about our COVID-19 protocols, our summer health protocols, and our enrollment policies.