FALL 2020 Semester
Sep. 8 - Dec. 18, 2020
The Premier Virtual Academy
The Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing modern, innovative, and cutting-edge knowledge to percussionists across disciplines and throughout the world. 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 musician.
Due to the extraordinary success of the Spring Q&A’s and the Online Summer Intensive, this September, TAPS will be offering The Academy: a 14-week Virtual Fall Semester for collegiate and post-collegiate percussionists looking to keep their hands and minds in shape through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 70 hours of live learning!
Over the course of this semester, participants will participate in a curriculum specifically designed for distanced learning and students with limited access to instruments. TAPS OA can accommodate your personal schedule, as all classes will be recorded. Each student will regularly interface with distinguished faculty and participate in:
10 Studio Classes & Video Submission Classes
7 Percussion Repertoire Classes
7 Timpani Repertoire Classes
7 Private Lessons with TAPS Faculty
4 Social Hangouts with Peers and Faculty
During this time of such uncertainty, The Academy is an opportunity to enrich your University or Conservatory program or serve as an alternative for students choosing to defer. In order to accommodate students and schedules from all corners of the world, the program can be completed in real time or at your own pace.
At TAPS, we do not believe economic hardship should hinder opportunities. As a result, a variety of need based financial aid packages are available, including the Alan Abel Memorial Scholarship - a full tuition package. Scholarship applications are available after registering at www.tedataktzpercussionseminar.com/enroll.