TAPS OSI took place June 16 - July 3, 2020. Archived information is available below.
TAPS Online Summer Intensive (OSI)
TAPS Online Summer Intensive was a three week online program that was attended by 28 full-time participants and over 55 auditors from the United States, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Poland, and Finland. 19 distinguished professional musicians presented in-depth classes related to percussion performance and history, and, performance coach Don Greene presented a class to help percussionists to deal with performance anxiety.
A mock audition was held via video submission in the final week, with winners receiving equipment from Majestic Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion and Marimba One. All participants received Ted Atkatz signature series drumsticks donated by Vic Firth.
TAPS OSI faculty included 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 worked closely with TAPS Faculty in a variety of masterclass, private lesson, and Q&A scenarios.