• About Drumset and Percussion Camp

    Date: 2010.02.15 | Category: Drumset Camp 101 | Tags:

    DRUMSET AND PERCUSSION CAMP WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2014 DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. The Drumset And Percussion Camp, part of the Goucher Summer Arts Institute is normally  held annually during July at Goucher College in Towson, MD, a suburb of Baltimore.


    Clips from final camp concert

    Students 13-18 years old with at least one year of school band or private lesson experience are welcome.

    See camp teachers and others in action on these video clips:

    2009 Faculty Concertrhythmic murder mysteryN Scott Robnson at Drumset and Percussion Camp, Goucher Collegethe hummel, donovan and crawford trioWes Crawford's Drumset Playalong

    Our focus for 2013 was again on performance. Ensemble offerings included Jazz and Contemporary Music Combos, Percussion Ensemble, West African (Ghanaian) Ensemble, Drumline, Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensemble, Dance Accompaniment, Brazilian Percussion, World Percussion, and more!

    Such a wide range of performance opportunities within a single camp is rare and is made possible through the occasional integration with the other camps of the Institute: Jazz Plus Camp, Audio/Multi-Media Camp, and Dance Camp.

    Campers enjoyed a wide variety of formats

    • clinics
    • masterclasses
    • workshops
    • private lessons

    All were presented by our experienced and nurturing faculty.

    Frequent evening concerts provided the opportunity to take in professional performances by faculty and guest groups.

    On the final day, campers presented a music concert for the public while performing in numerous ensembles.

    The 2013 Drumset and Percussion Camp faculty and performers included:

    Kwame Ansah-Brew– Goucher College, Fritete

    Wes Crawford – Camp Director, Goucher College faculty, MD/DE Percussive Arts Society President.

    Jerome Herskovitz- Goucher College faculty, Peabody Institute faculty, former Alvin Ailey Dance Company accompanist.

    Joanna Huling– Peabody Conservatory graduate, works in numerous orchestras and other groups.

    Dr. Michelle Humphreys – Shepherd University faculty, University of MD- Baltimore County faculty, BSO Education Consultant.

    Iktus Percussion Quartet– performing as a duo, from New York City

    John Locke- Goucher faculty, Peabody Institute faculty, Baltimore School of the Arts, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

    Keith Larsen- Founder of Baltimore Drum Company and Mid-Atlantic Drum store

    Marshall Maley – VA/DC Percussion Arts Society Chapter President, noted teacher

    Joe McCarthyAfro Bop Alliance, Naval Academy Band

    John Parsons- drummer for Navy Commodores, premier Jazz ensemble

    Dr. N. Scott Robinson – Towson University faculty, Goucher College faculty, performed and recorded with Benny Carter, Glen Velez, Paul Winter Consort, et al.

    Scott Tiemann– MyDrumLesson.com; University of Maryland- Baltimore County.

    Nucleo Vega– Drumming book author,  melodic drumming pioneer.

     Music Business Discussions and Ensemble Recordings!

    Another unique aspect of the camp consisted of discussions concerning the music business by performing faculty members. Each camper also receives a downloadable recording of their performances.

    Campers stayed in dorms on the Goucher College campus or commuted daily.

    Thanks to the following sponsors and friends for their support of the 2012 Camp: Goucher College, Black Swamp Percussion, Baltimore Drum Company, Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, Dream Cymbals, Grover Pro Percussion, Locke Percussion, LP, Maley’s Music, Mid-Atlantic Drum LLC, MusicAndGames4U.com , MyDrumLesson.comProLogix Percussion, Remo, Vic Firth, Yamaha Drums, and Zildjian Cymbals.

    How to find out more

    For information about the 2014 Drumset And Percussion Camp, contact Wes Crawford at 301-275-4675 or wesdrummer@msn.com. For questions about the Goucher Summer Arts Institute in general or regarding staying on campus, contact Linda Garofalo (Institute Director) at 410-337-6493 or linda.garofalo@goucher.edu.