Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School will host its annual weeklong intensive Total Percussion Seminar for high school students this June.
Beginning Tuesday, June 21 and running through Saturday, June 25, the seminar begins each day at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. in Good Shepherd Chapel on the college’s Lancaster campus at 901 Eden Road.
The seminar is open to students aged 14 years and older and is designed for students of various ages to strengthen musicianship and fundamental percussion technique. The five-day event will end with a showcase performance open to the public on June 25. Throughout the week, students will participate in clinics, master classes, percussion ensembles and marching percussion exercises as they experience hands-on learning on concert percussion, drum set, world drumming, music technology and audition preparation.
Guest artists and clinicians featured at the seminar include Gabriel Staznik, Matt Penland and Dr. Willis M. Rapp. All three have extensive backgrounds in percussion and are excited to share their knowledge and skills with student participants.
Staznik is a freelance percussionist, educator and arranger residing in the Washington, D.C. area. He is currently the drummer in Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, where he is also the non-commissioned officer in charge of Max Impact Operations. He has performed and recorded with Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning artists and tours nationally and abroad.
Penland is a percussion performer, educator and arranger based in Washington, D.C., where he is a percussionist in the U.S. Air Force Band. He is also on the instructional staff for The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps and arranges music for several marching percussion groups across the country, including Music City Drum Corps, Guardians Drum Corps and the Hawthorne Caballeros.
Rapp is a Yamaha Concert Percussionist specializing in timpani and orchestral percussion, an author of over 500 publications and the conductor of the Reading Pops Orchestra since 2000. He has served on the faculty of Millersville University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Iowa State University and Kutztown University, where he retired in 2013 with the distinction of Professor Emeritus.
Faculty for the week also include Brent Behrenshausen, director of the Total Percussion Seminar and LBC | Capital Adjunct Professor; Daniel Mark, TPS Mallet Percussion Specialist and Percussion Director of the Kutztown University Marching Band; and Paul Murr, Adjunct Faculty at Millersville University and Music Coordinator at Lancaster Catholic School
Camp sponsors include VicFirth, Zildjian and Drums Etc. Registration and payment are due by June 17 at lbc.edu/percussion.