June 10 – 17, 2018

Ted Adkatz Percussion SeminarThe Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar is a week-long percussion seminar, covering a wide variety of musical styles, instruments, and approaches. Our faculty will each give master classes, performances, and private lessons. Each participant will receive two (2) private lessons from the faculty members. Students will participate in percussion ensemble rehearsals, with a public performance at the end of the week. A TAPS logomock audition will take place, with the winners receiving prizes from our sponsoring companies. Students will have an opportunity to get to know our faculty through working together musically, but also through shared meals and social outings.

What is TAPS?


Ted Adkatz Percussion SeminarProgram Details

  • Private instruction with Ted Atkatz and faculty.
  • Individual and ensemble coaching.
  • Master classes, recitals, and evening seminars.
  • Ample practice time.
  • Intimate and supportive environment for networking with peers and professional staff.
  • Affordable tuition includes lodging, meals and use of New England Music Camp’s waterfront, recreational equipment and facilities.


TAPS Faculty

Ted Atkatz, Director of Percussion Studies, The Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University at Long Beach, Former Principal Percussionist / Assistant Timpanist, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

George Nickson, Principal Percussionist, Sarasota Symphony Orchestra

Shaun Tilburg, Principal Percussionist, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra


Ted Adkatz Percussion Seminar

Application Requirements

Participants must be over the age of 18 and are selected on the basis of ability and supporting materials. As the application process is on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply early.

  1. Two letters of recommendation
  2. Non-refundable $100 application fee

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Letters of recommendations should be sent directly to:

For additional assistance contact the Programs Coordinator, Gail Levinsky

2018 Tuition & Fees: (tuition includes non-refundable $100 application fee)

 7 days – all inclusive  (instruction, meals, housing, and on-campus activities) $1295

Additional Information


Travel to Sidney, Maine and to the Snow Pond campus can be achieved in several ways: Auto, Air, or Bus. If traveling by air, connections can be made through Boston, (MA), Portland or Augusta.  Easy connections via Cape Air or Concord Coach to the Augusta Transportation Center can also be arranged. A representative from SPMF will be available to take participants to to the Snow Pond campus. Snow Pond is located in the Belgrade Lakes region and on the shore of Messalonskee Lake, and between the cities of Augusta and Waterville.

To read more about TAPS & Ted Atkatz visit www.tedatkatzpercussionseminar.com


Snow Pond Center for the Arts