Juilliard Summer Seminar

The 2016 Summer Percussion Seminar takes place Sunday, July 10, through Saturday, July 23, 2016

The long-running Summer Percussion Seminar is designed specifically for advanced high-school percussionists, who must have reached age 15 and have not graduated from high school prior to July 12, 2015.During two intensive weeks in the exciting cultural environment of New York's Lincoln Center, students pursue hands-on study of all the major percussion instruments: two and four-mallet keyboard, snare drum, timpani, and orchestral accessories. In addition, students are introduced to world hand drums, percussion chamber music, and both multi- and solo-percussion repertoire. Seminar participants will experience a challenging range of master classes, clinics, lectures, rehearsals, and performances—all of this activity focused on preparing them for success in conservatory and college auditions.

Past Faculty has included:

Joseph Gramley, director, Summer Percussion Seminar
Daniel Druckman, chair, Juilliard percussion department
Haruka Fujii
Maya Gunji
Brandon Ilaw
Jeffrey Irving
Rob Knopper
George Nickson
Joseph Pereira
Markus Rhoten
Pablo Rieppi
Yousif Sheronick
Mike Truesdell
Glen Velez
Gregory Zuber

Artistic Director, Faculty, Chamber Music Coach

Audition Requirements

Applicants should submit the following for their audition submission:

  • One snare drum solo or etude of your choice
  • One two-mallet solo or etude of your choice
  • One timpani solo or etude of your choice
  • One four-mallet solo or etude of your choice

Application and Audition Submission

All materials must be submitted online by Feb 1st

  • Complete online application
  • $50 application fee (submitted online by credit card, or check by mail)
  • Letter of recommendation from primary music instructor (optional)
  • Audition recording (submitted via Accepted)

Any extenuating circumstances regarding the application deadline (due to injury or technical problems) should be brought to the attention of Admissions

Notification of Admission Status

All applicants will receive notification of their admissions status via email no later than Mid-March
Upon review of video auditions, the faculty will select 16 percussionists for acceptance. A short waiting list will be established at that time.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees: $1,980 (and includes room and board)