TAPS EAST COAST will take place at the Snow Pond Music Festival in Sidney, Maine from June 10 – 16, 2018. Our faculty will consist of Ted Atkatz, George Nickson, and Shaun Tilburg.

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.


Sidney, ME 04330

Application Requirements

Full and partial scholarships available

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Participants must be over the age of 18 and are selected on the basis of ability and supporting materials. Apply by March 15 and receive a $500 tuition remission! A video submission is not required for this "early bird" special!

  1. Two letters of recommendation
  2. Non-refundable $100 application fee

Letters of recommendations should be sent directly to: hello@tedatkatzpercussionseminar.com



Tuition: $1295


Majestic Percussion

Zildjian Cymbals

Vic Firth

Black Swamp




Mock Audition Repertoire