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TAPS LA Music Festival, June 16-30

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Concert Tickets for TAPS LA Music Festival are


Tickets at the door will be $28 for students and $35 for general admission.

Purchase tickets online for a DISCOUNTED PRICE!

Music for 18 Musicians:

Often considered Reich’s greatest work, Music for 18 Musicians is a celebration of music making! This influential work will be paired with Postludes by Elliot Cole and Omphalo Centric Lecture by Nigel Westlake.


African influences shine through both Reich and Westlake, bringing the performers to experience collective rhythm in a new way. Each one of the pieces on this program relies on communication and connection between the performers. 

Mark your calendars for a night of unforgettable music making!

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Music of Bartók and Akiho:

Riveting. Virtuosic. Powerful. TAPS is excited to present the monumental work, Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Bartók, alongside many incredible works by Grammy Award-winning musician and TAPS 2024 Artist-in-Residence, Andy Akiho.

Andy Akiho is a “trailblazing” (Los Angeles Times) Pulitzer Prize finalist and GRAMMY-nominated composer whose bold works unravel intricate and unexpected patterns while surpassing preconceived boundaries of classical music.


 Our fellows will get spend the week learning from and performing with Akiho, and we are thrilled to get to share the stage with him!

Mark your calendars; you won't want to miss out on this special event!

Audit registration is now LIVE!

We have created two AMAZING opportunities for you to experience TAPS! Participants will have the opportunity to attend masterclasses, rehearsals, and concerts! TAPS is offering an exclusive discount on housing near CSULB. 


Please email us at if you would like to

know more about housing opportunities.

In Person Audit: 

Join us for FIVE masterclasses, THREE open rehearsals, and THREE concerts! This is our most involved audit, which allows you to experience TAPS first hand! 

Online Audit: 

Join us for FIVE masterclasses taught by some of the best in our field! Participants will get to experience these classes in real time through a livestream link!


"As quarantine subsided, I felt an overwhelming need to perform live music for an audience, which we had all been missing. In 2021, we introduced the TAPS LA Music Festival, which included performances of new music in outdoor venues, and the same percussion seminar that we’d offered in the past, with an important change: each student would attend the seminar tuition-free."

- Ted Atkatz, Artistic Director 

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