The 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 mock 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.
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
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.
For additional assistance contact the Programs Coordinator, Gail Levinsky
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