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TAPS LA Music Festival is a two-week intensive program for percussion students led by some of the top players in the field.

This will be the highest standard of percussion education, with a curriculum that teaches community leadership alongside artistry.

8 collegiate or post-collegiate participants will apprentice with our faculty as they perform chamber music, take lessons, attend masterclasses, take mock auditions, and participate in community outreach activities together.

All invited participants will receive FREE tuition.

TAPS LA Music Festival will take place in Long Beach, CA, from June 18 - July 2, 2023

TAPS Faculty

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Ted Atkatz

Former Principal Percussion,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Colburn School
CSU Long Beach

George Nickson

Principal Percussion,
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Southern Methodist University

Jonathan Greeney
Principal Timpani, Oregon Symphony

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