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NIU Percussion Camp returns this summer

DeKALB – Registration is open for Northern Illinois University Percussion Camp.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at NIU invites middle and high school students to explore the world of percussion this summer.

Hands-on camp activities include snare drum, timpani, drum set and keyboard percussion classes. Campers rehearse in steel band, concert percussion ensembles and samba bands, and enjoy a faculty recital. Percussion Camp concludes with a final all-camp concert performance for family and friends in NIU’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

Participants work with NIU percussion instructor Ben Wahlund, NIU professor and Fulbright award recipient Greg Beyer, NIU Steelband co-director Yuko Asada, DeKalb High School director of bands Steve Lundin, and several other professional educators and percussionists during this intensive camp.

NIU Percussion Camp takes place July 22 through 26.The residential camp fee includes on-campus lodging and meals, a camp T-shirt, masterclasses, and all camp activities. A reduced-price commuter option is also offered. Registration is first come, first served, with camp deposits due by June 26.

To learn more, call Summer in the Arts at Northern at 815-753-1450. Find registration forms and camp schedules online at www.niu.edu/external-programs/summer-camps/index.shtml

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