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International Percussion Institute


An educationally intensive and culturally immersive experience

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International Percussion Institute


An educationally intensive and culturally immersive experience

 

Mission and Vision

The International Percussion Institute (IPI) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization intent on providing educational opportunities and culturally immersive experiences in the Arts, Humanities, and Health and Wellness. Through participation in seminars, performances, and educational outreach, our goal is to offer life-changing experiences which will support and transform students as well as encourage interdisciplinary inquiry, cultural awareness, and advocacy for the arts.

 
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Explore IPI


Explore IPI


The International Percussion Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland engages percussionists in a broad range of activities with our institute faculty including: clinics, masterclasses, performances, lessons, and culturally immersive activities during the five-day seminar. Institute participants have the opportunity to perform solo and chamber works on the IPI showcase concert while in residence. Classes focus on a variety of percussion-centric topics ranging from performance, pedagogy, repertoire, artistic process, composition, and health and wellness all instructed by our renown institute faculty.

The 2019 Institute is themed "The Sound of Silence" and will explore repertoire, research, and artistic activities which engage or manipulate silence as part of their musical dialogue.

LocationAberdeen, Scotland - The University of Aberdeen
Date: August 5-9, 2019
Eligibility: participants must be a minimum of 17 years of age

Priority application deadline: May 15th
Priority deadline (Paid in full):  
630.00£, 702.00€, $825.00 (total cost including lodging)
GBP and Euro conversion rates will be updated on bi-monthly basis to reflect the current market exchange

Installment Plan
1st installment:  May 15th

210.00£, 234.00€, $275.00 includes Lodging
2nd installment: June 15th
210.00£, 234.00€, $275.00 includes Lodging
3rd installment: July 15th
210.00£, 234.00€, $275.00 includes Lodging

After Priority Deadline-Application: June 4th
INSTRUCTION:
       
592.00£, 658.00€, $775.00
LODGING:                
134.00£, 150.00€, $175.00 for 5 nights
TOTAL COST:          
726.00£, 808.00€, $950.00
(total cost excludes airfare, competition registration, additional lodging if necessary)

**Seminar Schedule of Fees does not cover cost of participation in our Marimba Competition**

*Aberdeen Residents please Contact IPI about Alternate Fee Schedule*


IPI offers three payment options pay in full upon submitting application or an installment plan. Please select the option that best suits your needs. GBP and Euro conversion rates will be updated on bi-monthly basis to reflect the current market exchange.

Option I - Pay in Full deadline
June 4th
 
726.00£, 808.00€, $950.00 includes Lodging
June 4th  
592.00£, 658.00€, $775.00 excludes Lodging

Option II - Deposit & Installment deadline 
1st installment: June 4th
242.00£, 270.00€, $316.00 includes Lodging
2nd installment: June 25th
242.00£, 269.00€, $316.00 includes Lodging
3rd installment: July 16th
242.00£, 269.00€, $318.00 includes Lodging

Option III - Installment deadline - excludes Lodging
1st installment: June 4th

199.00£, 220.00€, $257.00 excludes Lodging
2nd installment: June 25th

197.00£, 220.00€, $257.00 excludes Lodging
3rd installment: July 16th

196.00£, 218.00€, $261.00 excludes Lodging

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Past seminar topics have included:

The Art of Noise 
A historical perspective on the advent of percussion literature and its evolution throughout the 20th century. Composers to be discussed include Luigi Russolo, Igor Stravinsky, Edgar Varese, George Antheil, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, Helmut Lachenmann, Lou Harrison, William Kraft, Steve Reich, Joseph Schwantner, Eric Ewazen, Christopher Rouse, Dave Hollinden, Minoru Miki, Toru Takemitsu, and more.

Process and Meta-Process: Technical Development and Conceptualization in Music
An exploration into performance practice applications in both classical and contemporary percussion ranging from ensemble repertoire, solo marimba, and multi-percussion installations.    

A Study in Timbre:  World Percussion, the forgotten oral/aural tradition
A study in West African Drumming and its influence on communal and sustainable development.

I Had it in the Practice Room
A survey of memory strategies and organizational tools to develop more efficient and effective practicing. Specific tools for mallet practice, snare drum practice, groove/timekeeping as well as memorization are discussed. 

The Timpanist's Palette
A music-first exploration of timpani performance concepts driven by the cultural context in which composers wrote and timpanists performed.  Central topics include tone, color, articulation, timbre and how to use these ideas to implement a wide palette of techniques in performance.

The Performing Marimbist
An in-depth study of all facets of marimba performance practice including body/kinesthetic awareness, stroke types/timbres, warm-ups, and how they are applied to repertoire

From the Practice Room to the Concert Hall: Bridging the Gap
Exploring cognitive strategies ranging from centering, mindfulness, visualization, and mapping pathways to proprioception and kinesthetic awareness.

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Contact IPI


 

Contact IPI

Should you have any questions regarding our 2019 Seminar or Marimba Competition, please feel free to contact us by filling out the form below.

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