June 16 - July 3, 2020
The Premier Virtual Seminar
Seventeen Renowned Faculty Members
Three Weeks of Intense Learning
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.
Owing to the unique situation caused by COVID-19, we are taking the opportunity to go virtual and expand the scope of TAPS! Featuring a variety of interactive masterclasses, individual instruction, group Q&As, and virtual social hangouts, this summer's TAPS Online Seminar will cover timely topics such as:
Want to audit TAPS OSI?
Due to popular demand, we are now offering the option to audit TAPS OSI. If you’d like to attend our classes without being a full participant, please consider a donation to TAPS. Your donations will go toward our endeavor to complete a documentary to honor the late Alan Abel, as well as a scholarship to a future TAPS Seminar in Mr. Abel’s name.
Suggested Donation Packages:
$20 - Audit a single session
$150 - Audit one week of sessions
$300 - Audit all sessions
NEW INFORMATION AS OF JUNE 14: To claim a donation package, please visit our purchase page to select your classes and send your donation. We will send a confirmation via email once your donation has been processed.
TAPS is a 501(c)(3) organization and your contribution is 100% tax deductible.
Registration for Full Time TAPS OSI Participants is now closed! See below for information on how to audit our sessions.
A Program Customized for You!
Our aim for this seminar is to tailor a comprehensive online program for each individual based on goals, level of experience, and which instruments each participant is interested in working on and has access to. Full Participants will receive:
16 Live Interactive Masterclasses
8 Social Hangout/Q&A Sessions with Peers and Faculty
As well as critiques of video submissions, private consultations with Ted and other faculty members, and entry into giveaways for free swag from sponsors including Majestic Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion, Vic Firth Percussion, Zildjian Percussion, Innovative Percussion, and Marimba One!
Private lessons are available for an additional charge.
Meet the Pros–
and Your Peers!
TAPS has always encouraged an upbeat communal experience, and we think it should be no different online! In addition to regular masterclasses, we will be organizing a series of informal Q&As for participants to ask faculty members about their work, as well as meet-and-greet social gatherings for all partitipants to interact and get to know each other. In the past, TAPS has been proud to host a rich community of participants from all over the world including countries such the US, China, South Korea, Australia, Germany, England, and Spain, among others, and we look forward to connecting you with your fellow participants!
This year, we welcome Ted Atkatz, Casey Cangelosi, Pat Chapman, Wade Culbreath, James Doyle, Greg Goodall, Don Greene, Jason Haaheim, Matt Howard, Will Hudgins, Tim Jones, Parker Lee, George Nickson, Bailey O'Donnell, Lauren Teel, Shaun Tilburg, and Lynn Vartan.
Participants will work closely with TAPS Faculty in a variety of masterclass, private lesson, and Q&A scenarios.