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U-M Faculty Director: Professor Jonathan Ovalle
July 9 - 15, 2017
Priority Deadline: February 10, 2017
Application now open!
Jonathan Ovalle, Faculty Director - University of Michigan/ Percunova Percussion Duo
Additional Faculty TBA
Designed for the serious high school percussionist, the MPulse Summer Percussion Institute offers an opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded students in a small, focused environment with a strong emphasis on solo and chamber percussion playing. The institute features classes on technique, musicianship, interpretation, repertoire, practice techniques, audition preparation, as well as music theory and ear training. Hosted in the brand-new percussion suite located in the new $24 million dollar Brehm Pavillion, students can also take advantage of 12 specially designed, acoustically isolated practice rooms and a spacious large ensemble rehearsal space.
The application consists of four parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)
Please upload 3-4 short videos which best represent your experience in the following areas:
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL VIDEO:
Multiple percussion solo, drum set, hand drums, or steel pan.
Priority deadline for all application/audition materials is February 10, 2017. Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 27, 2017.
Late applications may be accepted while space is available, however priority will be given to applications received by the priority deadline. Admission and notification after the priority deadline will be on a rolling basis.
Decisions will not be given by phone.
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