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The Total Percussion Intensive

The Total Percussion Intensive (TPI), modeled after Joe McCarthy’s BASIC Training® Bootcamp for Serious Drummers®, is a program designed on the age-old philosophy that mastery of the fundamentals is essential to achieve total control in music.

TPI journeys into the core areas of percussion performance, packed into a 2-day presentation. This intensive is a hands-on event, working side-by-side with world-class percussionists as they present vital and relevant topics to achieving success in the world of percussion. Designed for high school, collegiate, and professional-level percussionists, TPI also welcomes and encourages educators of all teaching levels to participate.

TPI Areas of Study:

Orchestral Percussion

Timpani

Drum Set

Afro-Cuban Percussion

Jazz Vibes

Rudimental Drumming

The Total Percussion Intensive DC

Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18, 2023

9 am - 6 pm

Location: The Shed DMV, 5650 Rivertech Ct., Suite Q, Riverdale, MD 20737

Participant Fee: $325 + Lunch and instruments provided

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Washington DC Faculty

Orchestral Percussion

Jonathan Bisesi, The "President's Own" United States Marine Band

Tony Asero, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Regular Sub)

Timpani

Jauvon Gilliam, Principal Timpanist, National Symphony Orchestra

Drum Set

Joe McCarthy, Latin Grammy® Award Winning Drummer, Bandleader

Afro-Cuban Percussion

Luisito Quintero, Grammy® Award Winning Percussionist, Bandleader

Jazz Vibes

Blake Cramer, United States Naval Academy Band (Ret.)

Rudimental Drumming

Shane Nickels, United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

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