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Summer Percussion Program


Program Length:
1 week

Session dates: June 8th - June 12th

Cost: $175 *Revised Price as of May 1, 2020 (online only)

Audition Requirement: Audition not required.

Age range: Current 5th – 12th grades

Registration: Online, using the form on this page


Under the guidance of Dr. David Steffens, OCU's Percussion Professor and Principal Percussionist for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Sarah Neely, Director of Bands 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.



Daily instruction will include:

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



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 contact our office at (405) 208-5410 for details.