fullsizeoutput_de3.jpeg
fullsizeoutput_df6.jpeg
IMG_6147.JPG
IMG_7202.PNG
fullsizeoutput_dfb.jpeg
fullsizeoutput_d19.jpeg
fullsizeoutput_de3.jpeg

International Percussion Institute


Inspiring global collaboration in the Arts, Humanities, Health and Wellness 

SCROLL DOWN

International Percussion Institute


Inspiring global collaboration in the Arts, Humanities, Health and Wellness 

 

The International Percussion Institute (IPI) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a collaborative platform that serves our underserved and underprivileged global communities through educational opportunities and experiences in the Arts, Humanities, and Health and Wellness. Through our seminars, performances, and educational outreach we will be able to provide life changing experiences through individual and group engagement that will support, transform, and encourage interdisciplinary inquiry, cultural awareness and advocacy for the arts.

 
fullsizeoutput_df6.jpeg

Explore IPI


Explore IPI


About

IMG_6198.JPG
 
 

Our story spans from the brush country of deep South Texas to the Pacific Northwest and journeys across the ocean of sound and time into Belgium and Scotland...

The genesis for this project dates back to 2004. Founder and Executive Director Mark Joseph Ramírez planted the seeds of one day creating transformative educational experiences that could create opportunities through the interdisciplinary platforms of the Arts, Humanities, and Health and Wellness. Strategic planning behind the infrastructure of IPI has truly evolved over the last 12 years, and it was in the Spring of 2015 when the opportunity presented itself to turn theory into reality. Mark's fortuitous connection with esteemed colleagues Lisa Nicol and Chris Whyte, founding members of IPI, created the spark that will change the landscape of experiential education. 

 
 
IMG_6147.JPG

Seminar


 

 

 

Seminar


 

 

 

Past IPI Seminar topics have included

The Art of Noise: 

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

Process and Meta-Process: Bridging the gap between 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 look into the implementation of world percussion and their techniques into contemporary percussion performance practice.

Please refer to our seminar content link for further information.

IMG_7202.PNG

Competition


Competition


 

IPI Marimba Competition

Eligibility
    •    Age 17-26
    •    Must be 17 years old by July 31, 2017 and cannot be older   than 26 years old by July 31, 2017 

Competition Prizes
1st prize   1610£, 1883€, 2000$
2nd prize 400£, 470€, 500$
3rd prize  percussion swag bag 

VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINES for Preliminary and Semifinal Rounds:

Registration Fee: 82.00£, 95.00€, $100.00
Preliminary round May 15, 2017: registration form and competition fee are required before your video submission will be accepted
Semifinalists will be notified via email by May 22, 2017
Semifinalist Videos will be due by June 9, 2017
Finalists will be notified via email by June 16, 2017

Final Round to take place in Aberdeen, Scotland - The University of Aberdeen on August 15, 2017

Please refer to our competition content link for further information.

 
 
fullsizeoutput_dfb.jpeg

Faculty


Faculty


 

Our Team

is comprised of artists and mentors that are highly regarded performers and educators, passionate arts advocates and leaders in there respective communities.

 

Mark Ramírez

Lisa Nicol

Chris Whyte

Thomas Burritt

Jonathan Ovalle

fullsizeoutput_d19.jpeg

Contact IPI


Contact IPI


 

Contact IPI

Should you have any questions regarding our 2017 Seminar, Marimba Competition or Percussion Duo Competition, please feel free to contact us by filling out the form below.

Name *
Name