TAPS LA Music Festival
A new tuition-free, in-person seminar
in Los Angeles, CA
August 1-14, 2021
We are no longer accepting applications for in-person participants, but audit packages will be available! Tickets will also be available for the festival performances. Stay tuned for details.
Alan Abel Documentary
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.
(Past Event) Online Seminar
June 16 - July 3, 2020
TAPS Online Summer Intensive was a three week online program where 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.
TAPS Online Weekly Q&A
(Past Event) Online Masterclasses
March 30 - May 2, 2020
As a positive response to the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing guidelines, the TAPS Weekly Q&A was a series of live interactive interviews held from March 30 - May 2, 2020 with top percussion professionals from across the country. Sessions were hosted on Zoom, and any interested audience members were able to register, attend, and ask questions directly to the artists.
TAPS New Zealand
(Past Event) In-Person Seminar
January 13 - January 17, 2020
TAPS' inaugural New Zealand seminar took place January 13-17, 2020 alongside the Auckland Philharmonic's Summer Orchestral Institute.
Participants worked closely with faculty members Ted Atkatz, Tim Jones, Eric Renick, and Steve Logan in a variety of masterclasses, rehearsals, and private lesson settings.
Other TAPS Events
2018 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at Snow Pond Music Festival
2017 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at Snow Pond Music Festival
2016 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at Snow Pond Music Festival
2016 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
2016 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar in Adelaide, Australia
2015 The first Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at CSULB