FALL, 2020 

Our academy program provides an enriching experience that will immerse Classical Percussionist students in high quality, intensive music experiences each week. COVID-19 Update: Because of the current pandemic, you will now apply for the fall semester of Academy, and then reapply for a redesigned program plan in January, depending on the current situation and needs.  Application deadline for the FALL semester is August 27, 2020!

Once accepted into the academy, we will specifically design a schedule that will work for you, and the Conservatory will subsidize the fees by up to 70%.

In the FALL, 2020, YAMA for PERCUSSION will include the following activities:
  • Chamber Music Rehearsals [in-person at Casa] on Fridays from 12:34-2:15PM

    • DATES: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4.  Concert: December 11 at 7pm (either live-streamed, pre-recorded, or in-person; TBA)

  • Theory Self-guided work (with assistance and incentives when needed)

  • WHIP (We Hit It Percussion) Elite Percussion Enesemble: Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm (do not register for this program - if you are accepted into our Academy, you will be placed manually into WHIP)

  • Access to our recording studio at Casa

  • Private lessons (online or in-person) [fees are extra]

In addition to the above activities, Students can also expect email and in-person support and guidance from our academy directors. It is our hope that by January, Academy students will again be involved in many recitals, festivals, workshops, masterclasses and other performing opportunities, but only one performance has currently been scheduled at this time in December (either virtual or pre-recorded).

LESS: 70% Subsidy 

*This fee DOES NOT include private lessons or theory work, which are a mandatory part of the program, but are not subsidized.  This fee covers the Fall semester only.  There may be changes to the winter semester, which is why this program has been divided into semesters this year.

Because this is an chamber music based program, we need commitment from students long before the first day of classes. So, fees are due by September 7, 2020.  Additional program details will be available for the January semester.  The program will be designed based on the current pandemic situation (fees will be extra - this fee covers the fall semester only).

RETURNING STUDENTS: If you participated in our program last year, you do not need to re-apply.  But, please send an email to confirm your participation before August 27, so we can reserve you a space in the program.  You will then be sent a link to register/pay for the program.

NEW STUDENTS: If you are new to this program, please click on APPLY NOW, and fill in the application form before August 27.  Once accepted, you will be sent a link to register/pay for the program.


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