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Summer Percussion Program

2022 Program Information

Program Length: 1 week

Session dates: May 31st (Tuesday) - June 4th (Saturday)

Cost: $350 (includes lunch daily. Non-residential)

Audition Requirement: Audition not required.

Age range: Current 5th – 12th grades

Registration: Online, using the form on this page

What Makes Us Different

Under the guidance of Dr. Tommy Dobbs, OCU's Assistant Professor of Percussion, Jamie Whitmarsh, Adjunct Professor of Composition and Principal Timpanist for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Sarah Neely, Director of Orchestra at Edmond Santa Fe High School, students will combine traditional technique and modern styles to reflect today's musical needs.

Students will learn techniques for all percussion instruments and participate in percussion ensemble rehearsals and performances. Whether you are in marching band, symphonic band or your school's orchestra, you will gain many valuable skills at this pre-college intensive program.

"I just wanted to tell you how much my students enjoyed this percussion camp! I had two 7th grade students attend and they still talk about it. I love that OCU puts this camp on! Thank you! I will continue to encourage students to attend!" MS Band Director in Oklahoma.

What You'll Do

Daily instruction will include:

  • Technique classes
  • Practice and Audition Techniques
  • Private & Small Group Lessons
  • Keyboard Reading
  • CODA Music
  • Improvisation

ALL-STATE DISCOUNT

OCU Summer Music is pleased to offer a $50 scholarship to students selected to participate in their state's honor orchestra (All-State). Documented proof of participation/award required. We are also pleased to offer the OCU Summer Music Program Youth Orchestra/Symphony Scholarship ($50) to students who are current members of a certified youth orchestra or symphony.

Please enter Code ORCHESTRA50 on the application form when submitting.