This workshop will be conducted remotely for Summer 2021.
Hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Percussion Studies Program (Jonathan Haas, Director) and for high school, college, and professional percussionists, the Broadway Percussion Seminar is a four-day intensive study of the skills, experience, and know-how of Broadway percussion. Exclusive sessions will be presented via the Zoom platform on drum set, percussion, mallet percussion, and Latin percussion, by the percussionists who developed the Broadway books. While we are not able to gather in person on Broadway this year, we're thrilled to bring you this content online and offer unprecedented access to the finest musicians in the business and a side of Broadway that few people ever get the chance to see!
The Broadway Percussion Seminar is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and work with top percussionists, contractors, and conductors working on Broadway. Throughout the week sessions will cover a variety of topics including: the drum set and percussion books for multiple Broadway shows, setup and technical advice, use of the most up to date technology, candid and sage advice for creating a career as a Broadway musician, subbing on Broadway (Super-Sub!), and a unique session with Local 802 musicians union leadership. Participants will be sent a variety of materials for their personal study, such as scores, pit recordings, and conductor videos. We're also excited for our newest session called “The Virtual Broadway Pit,” where we will watch video of a show being played in the pit, with the percussionist offering real-time narration and insight.
June 13 – June 16, 2021
May 25, 2021
$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$300 (Reduced Tuition)
High School (16 years and older)
Post-College and Graduate Students
No audition required, but you are welcome to submit a video or audio recording demonstrating your skills sets in percussion, drum set, or Latin percussion. This can include video of previous musical performances.