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Alan Abel: A Celebration of a Life In Music

TAPS presents a documentary honoring the life and legacy of Alan Abel, featuring interviews with Chris Deviney, Don Liuzzi, Matthew Strauss, Angela Zator, and Alan Abel himself.  Due to popular demand, we are making the documentary available to the public. Click the button below for more information. 

This celebration of Alan's legacy is completely reliant on donations like yours. All donations received support TAPS general activities, as well as activities like The TAPS Alan Abel Fellowship, and a future, full-length documentary about percussion with Alan serving as the central figure. Designed for a mainstream audience, the feature documentary will illuminate the work of orchestral percussionists and cement Alan’s legacy and contributions to the field.

TAPS' celebration of Alan’s life is only a small part of our commitment to honoring the man that changed the percussion world forever. 

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Fall Semester | Sep. 08 - Dec.18, 2020

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. Recordings of past classes are also available for purchase in our shop. 



Fall Semester | Oct. 27 - Nov. 20, 2020

Through October and November, TAPS High School will cover all of the instruments required for your upcoming college auditions–we will discuss technical challenges, repertoire choices, best practices for recording your prescreens (and live auditions), give personalized feedback on your submissions, and so much more. Demystify the college audition process and start your audition prep on the right foot! TAPS HS can accommodate your personal schedule, as all classes will be recorded.


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