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Schedule

The schedule below is subject to change.

Day 1
10:00 AM - 12 Noon

Camp Registration, Band Room

12 Noon - 3:00PM

Masterclass: "Night and Day"

3:45PM-5:00PM

"Love Thy Instrument"

Information on instrument care and maintenance. Overview of the anatomy of the types of timpani most commonly used.

Day 2
9AM-12 Noon

"Jauvon's da Man"

Masterclass with Jauvon.

1:00PM-4:00PM

"Ed's da Man"

Masterclass with Ed.

Day 3
9:00AM-12 Noon

"All About the Cow"

Jauvon discusses the use of calfskin heads, the advantages and challenges they offer, and demonstrates the process for head tucking.

1:00PM-2:00PM

"Let Baby Cows Live!"

Ed discusses the use of plastic heads, the advantages and challenges they offer, and demonstrates the proper head mounting and clearing process.

2:30PM-4:00PM

"Pedal to the Metal"

Ed presents fun and interesting ways to develop excellent pedal technique and a refined ear, including playing the bass parts along to classic rock tunes. Wear your faded 80's Levi's!

6:00PM-8:00PM

"Decoding Timpani Auditions"

Ed and Jauvon present their individual approaches to preparing for and taking orchestral timpani auditions.

Day 4
9:00AM-11:00AM

Repertoire class with Jauvon.

12 Noon-2:00PM

Repertoire class with Ed.

2:30PM-5:00PM

"Lufty's da Man!"

Jeff Luft visits and gives an in-depth tutorial on how to become a master mallet wrapper. Pay attention, folks. There's nobody better.

6:00PM

Dinner Party and Hang, compliments of Ed and Jauvon.

Day 5
9:00AM - 11:00AM

"The Solo Timpanist?...huh?"

The class will be taken trhough a selected solo and explore the possibilities for making the timpani sound interesting and compeling as a solo instrument.

11:00AM-1:00PM

Practice and warm-up time available for mock audition participants.

1:30PM-4:00PM

"So You Think You Can Play?" Mock Audition.

Repertoire will be announced ahead of the camp. Prizes for winner and runner-up!