Be at the Top of Your Game
Six Renowned Faculty Members
One World-Class Seminar
The Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar is a week-long workshop dedicated to bringing modern, innovative, and cutting-edge knowledge to percussionists across disciplines. From orchestral excerpts to drumset, marimba, world percussion, ensemble performance, and much more, TAPS covers a wide range of topics and essential skills invaluable to the contemporary music scene.
Participants work closely with faculty in a friendly and collaborative environment through a variety of hands-on workshops, masterclasses, private lessons, ensemble rehearsals, and mock auditions. We encourage an upbeat communal experience, and participants will additionally have the opportunity to join in a variety of extracurricular activities and social hangouts.
Each seminar culminates in an ensemble performance hosted by students and faculty and comprised of pieces rehearsed throughout the week. Additionally, all participants are invited to compete in a mock audition for cash prizes, instruments, and equipment provided by our generous sponsors.
Our upcoming Summer 2020 seminar will take place this year at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. We are closely monitoring the situation involving COVID-19/coronavirus and as of right now, TAPS is currently scheduled to take place as planned. You can read our official announcement here.
This year, we welcome Ted Atkatz, Tim Jones, James Doyle, Parker Lee, Bailey O'Donnell, and Shaun Tilburg to our North American Percussion Seminar.
Participants will work closely with TAPS Faculty in a variety of masterclass, rehearsal, and private lesson scenarios.
TAPS NA- APPLICATION
There are two steps to the application process for TAPS North America: (1) provide personal information and (2) pay the $100 application fee. Details for paying the tuition fee ($795 USD) will be provided upon acceptance to the seminar.
Please contact us if you have any questions or experience any technical difficulties.
Step 1: Personal Information*
*A $100 non-refundable fee is due upon submission of this form. Please see the section below for details about how to pay the fee.