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Illinois Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion

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Saturday April 6, 2019
9:00am-5:00pm

Presented by the Illinois Percussive Arts Society and DePaul University.
Join us for an incredible day of performances, clinics and master classes from some of the finest percussionists in the field all presented at the School of Music's stunning new Holtschneider Performance Center.

If you need assistance when paying for general admission or registration, please call the School of Music box office, Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm, 773.325.5200.​

General Admission Fees
$15 General public
$10 P.A.S. members 
**If you are planning to become a member, please wait and buy your general admission at the event to receive the discounted price**

Pay for General Admission

Ensemble/Solo Registration
$100 Percussion Ensemble or Jazz Combo 30-minute clinic (includes General Admission for two directors and all performing members) 
$30 Solo Masterclass Participation – Classical Percussion and Jazz Drum Set (includes General Admission)

Pay for UnContest / Masterclasses Registration

If you need to pay for UnContest/Masterclasses Registration with a check, please mail to:

Waubonsie Valley High School
Attn: Chris Dandeles
2590 Ogden Ave
Aurora, IL 60504

Checks should be made out to: Illinois Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society

Sign-up for the morning UnContest programs below. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis until slots are full. Applications will not be accepted after March 15.
 

Sign-up for Percussion Ensemble Clinic Here

Sign-up for Dana Hall Jazz Clinic Here

Sign-up for Solo/Excerpt Clinic with DePaul Faculty Here

Sign Up to Perform at the David Herbert Masterclass Here

Confirmed Guest Artists

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Percussion Ensemble Clinics

Area Percussion Ensembles (Junior High through Collegiate) are welcome to sign-up for a ½ hour performance/clinic with DePaul Percussion Faculty members Mike Green and Ian Ding.  Space is limited from 9am-12pm in two rooms, including our Concert Hall and Orchestra Rehearsal Room.  Initially, each school will only be allowed one slot to accommodate as many schools as possible.  Schools may perform as many pieces as they like, but please know that the more performance time, the less clinic time will be available.  All clinic rooms are open for DOP attendees to sit in and watch as many schools perform as they would like.  

The $100 registration fee for your ensemble includes General Admission for 2 directors and all ensemble members.  Parents will have to register for the event separately if they plan on attending other events throughout the day.  

All schools are encouraged to attend the full day of clinics before and after your performance time.
The following instruments will be available in each room.  Should you need something else, you will be responsible for bringing it to the event.  Please email Michael Kozakis (mkozakis@depaul.edu) if you feel there is a pressing need for another instrument that you can’t provide (such as a fourth marimba for your time slot).   

3 Marimbas (2 marimbas will be 5-octave rosewood, 1 will be 4.3-octave rosewood)
1 Vibraphone
1 Set of Four Timpani (may be Dresden or Balanced Action Pedals)
1 Rosewood Xylophone
1 Concert Bells
1 Chimes
1 Concert Toms (set of 4)
1 Concert Snare Drum on stand
 
Timbales, Congas, Bongos, extra mallet instruments may be available on request by email in advance of the final event scheduling.

PLEASE MAKE SURE your students are using appropriate mallets on all the instruments.
  
Open Registration will occur from now until Feb 15, 2019 by filling out the Google Form below.  If there are more registrants than spots available, we will notify you of next steps which may include a tape or a random drawing.  After Feb 15, 2019, if there are still spots available, all prior registrants will be invited and registration will remain open on a first-come, first serve status until March 15, 2019.  Please return to this page for further updates.  

PLEASE WAIT for email confirmation of your acceptance to play at the event BEFORE paying your registration fee.  

Sign-up for Percussion Ensemble Clinic Here

Jazz Combo/Drum Set Clinic with Dana Hall

Dana Hall, Director of Jazz studies at DePaul, will be offering a jazz workshop in the morning from 9am-12pm in the new jazz performance hall. At 9am, Dana will give a clinic on techniques for successful performance in a jazz combo. Starting at 10am, Dana will provide the opportunity for area jazz combos to perform selections for him and receive a clinic. Those drummers who would like to participate and don't have a combo to bring along can still play from a pre-approved list of tunes (DePaul will provide current students to fill out the combo). Space is extremely limited to provide adequate time to performing combos. All combo performances are open for all DOP attendees to drop in and watch/learn. 

Open Registration will occur from now until Feb 15, 2019 by filling out the Google Form below.  If there are more registrants than spots available, we will notify you of next steps which may include a tape or a random drawing.  After Feb 15, 2019, if there are still spots available, all prior registrants will be invited and registration will remain open on a first-come, first serve status until March 15, 2019.  Please return to this page for further updates.  

PLEASE WAIT for email confirmation of your acceptance to play at the event BEFORE paying your registration fee.

Full Combos participating (1/2 hour slot) will have a $100 registration fee, which includes General Admission for the whole day to 2 directors and all ensemble members.  Parents who will attend other events during the day will need to register separately for the event.  

Solo drum set players (15 minute slots) will have a $30 registration fee that includes the General Admission Fee for the ILPAS event.    

Sign-up for Dana Hall Jazz Clinic Here

Solo Clinics with DePaul Faculty

Interested students who would like to perform individually for DePaul Faculty members Eric Millstein and/or Cynthia Yeh can do so in 15-minute slots from 9am-12pm.  Students can play solo marimba, xylophone, snare drum, or excerpts.  All rooms are open to any ILPAS registrant during the event to observe.  

The following instruments will be provided:

5 Octave Malletech Imperial Grand Marimba
1 Deagan Rosewood Xylophone
1 Glockenspiel
1 Concert Snare Drum with stand

Registration for a 15 minute time slot is $30 which includes the General Admission fee for the ILPAS event.  

Open Registration will occur from now until Feb 15, 2019 by filling out the Google Form below.  If there are more registrants than spots available, we will notify you of next steps which may include a tape or a random drawing.  After Feb 15, 2019, if there are still spots available, all prior registrants will be invited and registration will remain open on a first-come, first serve status until March 15, 2019.  Please return to this page for further updates.  

PLEASE WAIT for email confirmation of your acceptance to play at the event BEFORE paying your registration fee.

Sign-up for Solo/Excerpt Clinic with DePaul Faculty Here

David Herbert Masterclass

David Herbert, Principal Timpanist of the Chicago Symphony, will present an hour-long masterclass for timpanists of all ages.  We hope to have one junior high, one high school, and one college student participate in this event.  This will be a featured event of the day and will be open to all ILPAS attendees.  If you are interested in performing an etude, solo, or excerpt(s) for this event, please notify us at the Google Link below.  In mid-February, we will be in contact via email with next steps, which may include sending a tape or just a random drawing.  There is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for the three attendees to participate in this event beyond the normal Registration Fee for the event.  


Sign Up to Perform at the David Herbert Masterclass Here