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International Percussion Institute


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

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International Percussion Institute


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

 

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

 
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Explore IPI


Explore IPI


About

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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. 

 
 
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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.

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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

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Contact IPI


Contact IPI


 

Contact IPI

Should you have any questions regarding our 2018 Seminar or Marimba Competition, please feel free to contact us by filling out the form below.

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