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Mark Ford, Artistic Director
Mark Ford, Artistic Director

Welcome to the American Percussion Seminar, a virtual percussion workshop featuring some of the biggest names in percussion performance and education!  I am Mark Ford, Coordinator of Percussion at the University of North Texas and Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society. I am proud to be the Artistic Director for the American Percussion Seminar. This seminar is an incredible 10-Day Percussion Summer Educational Event featuring percussion artists of the highest caliber. The seminar will offer clinics/masterclasses and lessons on marimba/vibraphone performance, as well as outstanding Guest Artist Clinics on snare drum, drum set, timpani, orchestral repertoire, jazz and much more!  Here is what to expect:

  • Musical Integrity from World-Class Percussionists and Educational Leaders
  • Develop Beautiful Artistry with Technical Sensitivity 
  • Learn Diverse Styles and Approaches
  • Work With Visionary Performers and Artistic Influencers 
  • Global Performing and Teaching Experience
  • Develop Percussion Networking Opportunities 
  • Marching to Concert Percussion:  Common Techniques for Success
  • Learn From the Best!

And finally, all this at a cost that is reasonable! Even better, if three students attend from one school, their teacher can join all sessions for free! So come be part of the First Annual American Percussion Seminar! All of the faculty and guests are looking forward to working with you!   Best Wishes,

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Mark Ford
Artistic Director

American Percussion Seminar Faculty

Casey Cangelosi
Marimba – James Madison University
Pius Cheung
Marimba – University of Oregon
Eriko Daimo Headshot
Eriko Daimo
Marimba – New York University/Juilliard Precollege
Mark Ford Headshot
Mark Ford
Marimba – University of North Texas
Sandi Rennick
Marimba/Santa Clara Vanguard/University of North Texas/Texas A&M University-Commerce
Ed Smith
Jazz Vibraphone – University of North Texas/Southern Methodist University
Naoko Takada headshot
Naoko Takada
Marimba – University of Southern California
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Drew Tucker
Jazz Vibraphone – Kell High School

Guest Artist Clinics

Special Guest Artists

Gary Burton Headshot
Gary Burton
Jazz Vibraphone
Raynor Carroll Headshot
Raynor Carroll
Orchestral Percussion
Emeritus Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Eugene Corporon headshot
Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Conducting Percussion Concertos University of North Texas

Register for the American Percussion Seminar 

Registration for the 2021 American Percussion Seminar is now closed

If the American Percussion Seminar is canceled due to under-enrollment or a catastrophic event all registration monies will be returned.  
The American Percussion Seminar assumes no responsibility for other expenses incurred by applicants.
Cancellations by participants made on or before May 1st, 2021 will receive a full refund less a $50 handling fee.   Cancellations by participants between May 2nd and May 20th, 2021 will receive a 50% refund.  
No refunds will be issued after May 20th, 2021.


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