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UTSA Virtual Percussion Camp


July 8th - 10th
Grades: 6th - 12th
Registration is open until 11:59pm on July 1, 2020.
Registration tution:
 REGISTER UTSA Percussion Camp
The UTSA Department of Music is excited to present the 2020 Virtual Percussion Camp!! Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, UTSA has transitioned all summer activities online, including this year’s Percussion Camp. While our third annual camp will run differently than our previous years, our mission remains the same: to offer a “total percussion” experience for both middle and high school students graduating 6th-12th grade, only this time in a fully virtual format.

Our mission is to immerse students in the exciting world of percussion, helping to develop their technique and musicality, improve their sightreading abilities, and learning about new styles of music and instruments through interactive masterclasses, talks, and even virtual ensemble experiences. Instead of coming to UTSA, students get to actively participate from their own home!

Students will attend hands-on classes via Zoom each day with world-class percussion faculty on the following topics:
  • Snare drum and marching percussion fundamentals
  • Timpani and ear training
  • Keyboard percussion techniques and sightreading
  • Jazz percussion and drum set
  • World percussion

Students should have at least one year of experience studying music to participate in the UTSA Percussion Camp (band, private lessons, or similar).

We are excited to announce that Evan Chapman ( will be joining us as our featured guest artist this year.


2020 Virtual Camp General Schedule

  July 8th July 9th July 10th
  Wednesday Thursday Friday

Welcome/All Camp Meeting

Guest Artist/Virtual Concert

Classes & Rehearsals Classes & Rehearsals
Afternoon Classes & Rehearsals Classes & Rehearsals

Classes & Rehearsals



Registration Fee

Tuition covers the cost of all scheduled online masterclasses and admission to the virtual guest artist recital on Wednesday, July 8th. Students will also receive PDF handouts and access to materials for practicing, along some virtual “keepsakes” along the way to remember their experience.

A nonrefundable deposit of $25 is due upon registration. Balance is due in full by July 1st.


Students should have the following for this year’s virtual camp:

  • Computer or smartphone access with internet connection
  • Zoom account
  • Sticks and practice pad
  • OPTIONAL - Bell kit, mallet keyboard instrument, or piano
  • OPTIONAL - Drum set

We believe there is still a LOT to learn without the usual access to instruments in our facilities. Our seasoned faculty have some very innovative ideas for our classes and virtual ensembles, and are looking forward to providing an enriching educational experience for each and every student.

For more information, please contact Michael Mixtacki, camp director: