American Percussion Seminar

June 5–June 9, 2023

The American Percussion Seminar is an exciting five-day seminar designed to serve high school, college and professional level concert percussionists. Activities include private and group lessons with world class instructors, master classes, clinics, student and faculty performances, and technique labs focused on all aspects of keyboard percussion performance.  Participants will also play in percussion ensembles directed by the Seminar faculty.

The American Percussion Seminar includes sessions on jazz vibraphone in which students will have lessons and master classes on improvisation with jazz vibraphonist Ed Smith (UNT and SMU Percussion faculty member).

Click here to register: Program Group: Percussion

2023 American Percussion Seminar Schedule

See you in June!

Faculty includes:

  • Mark Ford - University of North Texas – American Percussion Seminar Host
  • Juan Alamo - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • I-Jen Fang – University of Virginia/Charlottesville Symphony
  • Dave Hall - University of North Texas
  • Sandi Rennick - Santa Clara Vanguard and University of North Texas
  • Ed Smith - University of North Texas/Southern Methodist University
  • Plus Guest Clinicians including Quincy Davis, drum set and others!

The last day to register for the American Percussion Seminar is May 26th, 2023.

All payments must be paid by credit card.

  • $830 – Resident, includes tuition, meals, room, and t-shirt
  • $590 – Commuter, includes tuition and t-shirt
  • $110 – Optional Commuter meal card (does not include breakfast)
  • $50 – Early arrival, includes room for night of June 4th.  Early arrival check-in time will be after 3:00 p.m. on June 4th.  This Early Arrival does NOT include dinner on June 4th or breakfast on June 5th.  Students can easily order food for delivery.  The front desk of the dorm can assist with a list of local restaurants who deliver to UNT dorms.
  • $50 – Late departure fee includes a room for the night of June 9th. No meal is included for either the evening of the 9th or the morning of the 10th.  Contact the American Percussion Seminar Director Mark Ford with any questions regarding early arrival arrangements.

Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. on the morning of June 5th.

Cancellations by participants must be made on or before May 26, 2023 to receive a refund of your monies, minus a $40 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after May 26, 2023.  Refund processing can take up to 60 days. 

Airport Shuttle Service: UNT does not offer this service. However, we can put you in contact with a shuttle service. Please contact Mark Ford in advance for more information.

Dorms: Participants under 18 years of age will be staying in Bruce Hall Dormitory in double occupancy rooms. Workshop counselors will stay on their floors and conduct room checks each evening. Participants over 18 will reside in a different dormitory or a separate wing. These are single occupancy rooms. Specific Dormitories are subject to change.

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Have questions? Please contact or (940) 369-6541.