The camp will include daily workshops and clinics, solo performances by guest artists and percussion ensemble performances. All students will perform in the percussion ensemble featured concert.
Registration is open only to students ages 14 through 21. The camp is designed to educate every level of percussionist.
Students will be able to learn from and perform with guest artists, including Steve Houghton, Svet Stoyanov and Edward Stephan.
Houghton is an internationally renowned jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician, author and educator. He made his debut at age 20 as the drummer with Woody Herman’s Young Thundering Herd. Since then he has shared the stage and studio with luminaries such as Gary Burton, Clay Jenkins, Shelly Berg, Toots Thielemans and Christian McBride.
Stoyanov is an international percussion soloist and winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. He made his New York City debut at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall as a co-soloist, premiering the Phillip Glass “Concerto Fantasy” for Two Timpanists and Orchestra. He has performed with the Chicago, Seattle, American Symphony Orchestras and The New York Pops.
Stephan was recently appointed Principal Timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He previously served as the Principal Timpanist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and, before that, Principal Timpanist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He was also awarded the American Airlines Distinguished Musician Award in 2006.
Costs for the camp consist of a $350 registration fee and a $190 fee for housing, which includes all meals. Housing is provided in Towers, which is located on Evansdale campus and only a short PRT ride or walk from the Creative Arts Center.
Register for the camp online at http://wvu.augusoft.net/.
Also, be sure to check out the WVU Percussion Facebook page.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
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