Thank you for considering the UTSA Virtual Percussion Camp, July 8-10, 2020!
We are excited you are considering attending our third annual UTSA Percussion Camp! Students will have the opportunity to study with world class faculty and guest artists, experiencing instruction on mallet keyboard techniques, marching percussion, jazz percussion and drum set, as well as world percussion and steel band. All classes will be conducted online via Zoom, and will be interactive and engaging experiences for all students involved.
Below you will find all of the information you need regarding registration. We look forward to working with you this summer!
Paying Deposits and Balances
Registration is open until 11:59pm on July 1, 2020.
A $25 non-refundable deposit (applied toward tuition) is due upon registration online. Your remaining balance is due by July 1st. You will get an email reminder regarding payment from Myonlinecamps before this deadline.
You will receive a registration ID when signing up for camp, and you will need to log in to your account to pay any balances. Please be aware that Myonlinecamps, our registration website host, charges an additional $5 administrative fee. All payments for registration must be done online through the registration website.
Cancellation and Refunds
Please note our cancellation policy:
Before July 1st: 100% refund (minus the $25 non-refundable deposit)
After July 1st: 50% refund (minus the $25 non-refundable deposit)
Any cancellations in attendance must be sent in written email form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, UTSA has moved all summer instruction online, including summer camp offerings. While some businesses may be opening their doors within the next few weeks, UTSA is taking all possible measures to keep their students, staff and visitors safe by offering virtual camp experiences and having all faculty and staff telecommute.
Yes!! We are excited to welcome many world class faculty who are experts in adapting to the situation. We are already talking about virtual ensembles, recording projects, and even music and filmmaking! Our guest artist, Evan Chapman, also brings a wealth of experience as a videographer, producer, and percussionist, and we are excited to have him work with the students as well.
We believe the online format will work most effectively over a shorter period of time, and will give the students plenty of great experiences over 3 days.
The most important tool is some sort of computer or smartphone and an internet connection. If you do not have access, we suggest getting in touch with the student’s school as a first resource. Please let us know if there is a way we can help facilitate this. Other than that, a pair of sticks and a practice pad are the most essential. Instructors might ask students to bring a “found object” that will become an instrument, or utilize other instruments on hand. As percussionists, we know how to make do with whatever we have.
If you do not have any experience playing certain instruments over others, we are glad you are considering our camp! While we are not designed to be a camp for beginners (1 year of band and/or music study required to attend), our goal is to give all our students a “total percussion” experience, and we hope each participant is open to learning about all aspects of the percussion world.
We hope that all students will be able to attend all of our class offerings. Attendance will be discussed at the beginning of camp, but we are flexible if you need to miss a class for some reason. However, we are unable to provide any refunds for missed classes.