National Percussion Symposium
at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

Join Us in 2016

2016 Music for All Summer Symposium
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
June 27 - July 2, 2016 • Leadership Weekend June 25-27

At Music for All, students perform. Your week will be infused with hands-on, experiential learning with leading educators. Customize your schedule by choosing the elective sessions you want – Latin Percussion, Concert Percussion, Rudimental Drumming, drum set, Electronics, hand drumming and more. Clinics with top artists and worldclass drum corps create a well-rounded, unforgettable week.

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percussionfacultyHighlights for High School Students:

  • Marching Percussion Track: Students grouped by experience level for maximum learning
  • Concert Percussion Track: Students experience a wide variety of concert percussion
  • Drum Set Track: Students work with drum set faculty and perform with the Symposium Jazz Bands
  • Concerts and events every night, including the Yamaha Young Performing Artists, DCI Central Indiana and more!
  • 2013 DCI World Champion Carolina Crown, corps-in-residence

For Band Directors and Percussion Specialists, too!

The Directors’ Academy features the Percussion Specialist Academy, providing professional development for percussion teachers. Directors and instructors, bring 12 students and attend TOTALLY FREE! Bring 6 students and attend TUITION FREE! Learn more.

What Do You Need to Bring?

  • If you do not own items listed below, please bring them from your school. Be sure to label your items.
  • Concert Track Students:
  • Concert sticks, keyboard mallets for orchestra bells, xylophone, vibes, marimba and timpani mallets
  • Practice pad
  • Please be sure to bring the following small accessories (tambourine, triangle w/ clip and beater(s), woodblock, etc.) LABEL ALL PERSONAL ITEMS
  • Hand towel for a stand cover
  • A fold-up music stand marked with your name, address and school
  • A tuning key
  • CONCERT BLACK for your final performance.
  • Girls: long black skirt (below the knee) or slacks are acceptable with a white blouse and black shoes.
  • Boys: black pants, white shirt, dark colored tie, black socks and black shoes.
  • Marching Percussion Track Students:
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT & CARRIER marked with your name, address and school
  • Snare, multi-tom and bass drummers: Bring instrument stand if possible
  • Sticks/mallets (extra pair if possible)
  • Tuning key- a high tension key if you own one
  • Practice pad
  • Hand towel for a stand cover
  • White stick tape
  • Sunglasses/hat, water bottle, SUNSCREEN
  • Khaki shorts for the DCI show and Final Performances