Summer Percussion Festival (Ages 8-13)

Level 1: Percussion Explorations (Ages 8-10)

Learn what makes the percussion section tick! Percussion Exploration is a 5-day program designed to introduce young musicians to playing percussion instruments. It's a great way to try out percussion in a fun group setting if you're a beginner or have only had a year of instruction (group or private). Receive hands-on experience with all of the major percussion instruments as well as an introduction to world percussion. Class size is limited to just 7 students - enroll early!

  • Drumming & Rhythm Class
  • Mallet and Timpani Class
  • World Drumming Workshop: Rhythms of the African Continent
  • Musical Presentation for Family & Friends

Dates: July 10 - 14, 2017 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 9 AM-12 PM daily
Program Director: Sylvie Zakarian
Faculty: Carl Puglisi and Sylvie Zakarian
Tuition: $360 plus $25 materials fee (percussion kit) and $15 summer registration fee for non-WCMS current students

  * to register, participants must be age 8-10 as of June 1, 2017

Level 2: Percussion Ensemble (Ages 9-13)

Percussion Ensemble is a 5-day program designed to give the young musician an opportunity to play a wide variety of percussion instruments, and help develop well-rounded percussion skills. This is a great summer opportunity to build on skills acquired during the school year in private lessons or in a band program (two years of percussion experience required). There will be a placement audition with the program director. Class size is limited to just 6 students - enroll early!

  • Drumming & Mallet Technique
  • Repertoire Reading Class
  • Ensemble Rehearsal Daily
  • World Drumming Workshop
  • Musical Presentation for Family & Friends

Dates: July 10 - 14, 2017 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 9 AM-12 PM daily
Program Director: Sylvie Zakarian
Faculty: Carl Puglisi and Sylvie Zakarian
Tuition: $360 plus $25 materials fee (percussion kit) and $15 summer registration fee for non-WCMS current students

Auditions: Auditions are by appointment with the program director. Please email the school or call 781-721-2950 to schedule an audition.

  * to register, participants must be age 9-13 as of June 1, 2017

A 2013 performance by WCMS's school-year Percussion Ensemble "Down Beats"