Keyboard Percussion Workshop

June 8–June 12, 2020

The UNT Keyboard Percussion Workshop is a five-day seminar designed to serve high school, college and professional level keyboard 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.  High school participants will play in keyboard percussion ensembles directed by Workshop faculty.

The Keyboard Percussion Workshop also includes a special jazz vibraphone track in which students will have lessons and master classes on improvisation and vibraphone technique with jazz vibraphonists Ed Smith (UNT and SMU Percussion faculty member) and Drew Tucker (Malletlab). In addition, students who choose this jazz track will also attend the non-jazz KPW master classes, clinics and performances presented by the entire KPW faculty throughout the week.

2020 Faculty include:

Mark Ford

University of North Texas

Sandi Rennick

Santa Clara Vanguard

Ed Smith

University of North Texas/Southern Methodist University

Drew Tucker

Vibraphone Artist/MalletLab

Camp Sponsors

Tama/Bergerault -

Innovative Percussion -

Musicon Publications -

Eligible Participants

This workshop is designed for both high school students and college students.


Each participant is expected to have a minimum of two solo works or etudes in progress to use in lessons, master classes, and possible performances.


Click here to register: Program Group: Percussion

The last day of registration for the Keyboard Percussion Workshop is June 1, 2020.

All payments must be made by credit card.

  • $830 – Resident, includes tuition, meals, room, and t-shirt
  • $590 – Commuter, includes tuition and t-shirt
  • $95 – Optional Commuter meal card (does not include breakfast)
  • $45 – Late departure fee includes a room for the night of June 14th. No meal is included for either the evening of the 14th or the morning of the 15th.
  • $45 – Early arrival includes room for Sunday June 7th. Meal service will begin with lunch on Monday June 8th Early arrivals can order food to be delivered to the dorm for Sunday night and Monday morning.     Early arrival check in will begin at 3pm on June 7th. Contact Mark Ford if you have questions regarding early arrivals.   

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

Cancellations by participants must be made on or before June 1st to receive a refund of your monies, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2020.


The symposium will provide instruments for participants to use for practice and performances while at UNT.   You will need to bring your own mallets and your solo music.

On-Site Check-In Instructions

Check in begins at 8:30am on the morning of Monday, June 8, 2020 in the lobby of Bruce Dormitory. At this time the participant will register for the Workshop and check into their dorm room.   
The first session of the Workshop is a general meeting in the Recital Hall in the College of Music at 10:30am. Counselors will meet participants in the lobby of Bruce Hall at 10:15am to guide them to the Recital Hall.

Additional Information

1.  Commuters need to arrive at the music building at 9:00 a.m. each day.  The symposium ends at 9:30 p.m. each evening, and commuters should be picked up at the Main Music Building.

2.  Parking on Campus:  Everyone must purchase a Camp Permit from the front desk of the dorm to park on campus. Camp Permits will be $6 and can be purchased from the Bruce Hall front desk. Commuters my park their cars in the “R” lot across the street from Bruce Hall during the day. Resident participants who bring cars to campus can also park in this “R” lot.  Do NOT park in the “A” lots directly in front of Bruce Hall.  Residents under 18 years of age are not allowed to use their cars while on campus for the symposium.

3.  Airport Shuttle Service:  UNT does not offer this service.  However we can put you in contact with a shuttle service.  Please contact John Yeates ( in advance for more information.

4.  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 Bruce Hall dormitory on a different floor.  These are single occupancy rooms.

5.  Dining will be in Bruce Hall cafeteria for all participants with meal cards.  Meals will be provided as follows:

  • 6/8/2018 – Lunch & Dinner
  • 6/9-6/11 – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 6/12/2018 – Breakfast & Lunch. 

Early Arrivals and Late Departures are responsible for their own meals.  There are sandwich and pizza shops that will deliver to the dorms.  The desk personnel can assist you with that information.  Bruce Hall Cafeteria will be open so Early Arrivals and Late Departures can pay walk-in prices (approximately $7.50) to eat if they prefer. 

6.  Things to bring:  Residents need to bring their own twin bed linens, pillows and towels.  Bring comfortable clothing and performance attire (black shirt/pants or black dress). You will need to bring your own mallets and your solo music.  You may want to bring extra money for purchasing music, mallets, vending machines, etc.

7.  Contact Information

  • General messages can be left with Head Counselor - Amanda Millen, (214) 578-9232
  • For special needs and emergencies contact Workshop Director, Mark Ford at 940-369-7974 or 940-565-4124

Contact Us

Mark Ford
Percussion Coordinator
University of North Texas College of Music