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Day of Percussion

Day of Percussion 2019

Day of Percussion allows percussion students to experience a day of master classes, clinics and performances. Performers get the opportunity to work directly with guest clinicians.
This event, featuring percussion soloists and ensembles from around the Chicago area, is a great opportunity to be immersed in percussion for an entire day. Each performing group will play a selection(s) of their choice, and then receive a clinic for the rest of the 30-minute time slot. This is a great chance for ensembles to perform their solo/ensemble selections in front of a live audience.
Day of Percussion is coordinated by Dr. James Yakas, Professor of Percussion Studies at VanderCook College of Music. This year's clinicians include Douglass Bratt, Adam Hill, Bret Kuhn, Andrew Veit, and special guest clinician Drew Tucker.
To participate in Day of Percussion, please complete the registration form. For those interested in performing and receiving a clinic, performance times will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.


The day's schedule:

          8:00 - 10:00 a.m.   Percussion Ensemble Clinics / Solo Festival
        10:00 - 11:00 a.m.   Drew Tucker Clinic
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Percussion Ensemble Clinics / Solo Festival
          12:00 - 1:00 p.m.   VanderCook Percussion Ensemble performance
                                        with Drew Tucker
            1:00 - 4:30 p.m.   Percussion Ensemble Clinics / Solo Festival

Day of Percussion Solo Festival

Each participant will have a 10-minute slot to perform and receive feedback for their solo. The solo may be performed on any percussion instrument. Snare drums, vibraphones, marimba and four timpani will be provided; any other instruments needed for the solo must be provided by the participant. The cost of the solo festival is $10 per student. The cost may be added to the payment for the school's ensemble.  Individuals not performing with an ensemble are also encouraged to participate.  
An outstanding soloist from high school and from middle school will be recognized.
To register for the solo festival please complete the online registration form. Online registration for the solo festival is included in the registration form link above.

Day of Percussion 2019

Event Date:
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Registration Deadline:
Friday, January 11, 2019
Participants: Percussionists of all levels may attend, and ensembles of any level may sign up to perform.
Registration Fees:
Cost Per Student: $15.00
Cost Per Student for Solo Festival: $10.00
To register, please complete the online form. Credit card payments are accepted.
If you are paying with a school check pleae make all checks payable to VanderCook College of Music. Please include a copy of your invoice and mail the check to:
VanderCook College of Music
Attn: Patrick Benson - Day of Percussion
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Benson or Dr. Yakas:
Dr. James Yakas:
phone: 312.788.1175
Patrick Benson
phone: 312.788.1139

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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