Asheville Percussion Festival 2017
Complete Schedule coming soon!

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:

The Intensive Program will include 2 tracks: Beginner/Novice & Intermediate/Advanced
Both tickets include 5 hours of classes per day Monday June 26 - Thursday June 29, and 3 hours of classes on Friday. An Intermediate/Advanced Ticket will also include an hour of rehearsal per day with the Teaching Artists, and performing in a group piece at the Saturday evening concert. Throughout the week, there will be an open Collaboration Room for participants to get together, jam, and share ideas. 
Intensive Program tickets include Saturday evening concert and Sunday morning Sound Meditation.

There will be a community activity on Friday June 30 at 6:00pm

All workshops and activities on Saturday July 1 are free and open to the public. Please register for this free ticket.
A Free Workshop Ticket includes entry into all activities on Saturday at the Odyssey Community School, but not the evening concert at that the Diana Wortham Theatre. Topics will include performing, improvising, composing, and dancing taught by world-renowned performers. 

The Saturday evening Masters Concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. on July 1 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville, 12 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. The concert will feature original collaborative compositions created by our world-renowned Teaching Artists during the residency week. A separate ticket is required.

The Sunday Sound Meditation will take place at 11:00 am on July 2 at Odyssey School. A separate ticket is required.

Other activities will include a Silent Auction, Vending, Demonstrations, Food truck, and a Drum Swap.

 

 

Complete schedule coming soon! Please check back as details are added.

All Saturday Festival workshops are interactive, and unless specified, will be formatted for
beginners and advanced players.

For a complete list of Teaching Artists click here
Please bring your drums, and extras if you have to share. Some extra drums will be available for rent.

Monday June 26 - Friday June 30 : INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801
Intensive Program ticket includes entry into all activities from Monday-Sunday

INTENSIVE PROGRAM for 20 Beginner/Novice and 25 Intermediate/Advanced  individuals who wish to experience a Percussion Immersion and take their playing to the next level.
Classes will be given on a variety of Drums and styles like Djembe, Conga, Frame Drums, Tabla, Doumbek,
Topics will also include improvising, composing, and mic techniques.

Monday June 26
9:15-9:30 am - Teaching Artists & Intensive participants arrive
10:00 am-10:30 am - Opening Circle and Introductions
10:30 am-10:50 am - Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists
11:00am-12:30 pm - Workshop TBA
12:45 pm-1:30 pm - Workshop TBA
1:30 pm-2:30 pm - Lunch Break
2:30 pm-4:15 pm - Workshop TBA
4:30 pm-6:30 pm - REHEARSAL with Intensive Participants & Teaching Artists for performance at Saturday Night Concert.
7:30 pm - Potluck Dinner to welcome the Teaching Artists. Intensive students and the Asheville Rhythm community are invited to join us; bring a dish to share.

Tuesday June 27
10:00 am-10:25 am - Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists
10:30 am-12:15 pm - Workshop TBA
12:30 pm-1:30 pm - Workshop TBA
1:30 pm-2:30 pm - Lunch Break
2:30 pm-4:15 pm - Workshop TBA
4:30 pm-6:30 pm - REHEARSAL with Intensive Participants & Teaching Artists for performance at Saturday Night Concert.
7:30 PM - Dinner for our Teaching Artists sponsored by local restaurant.
Intensive students and the Asheville Rhythm community are invited to join us. Please contact Rima to register, rimaluna2014@gmail.com (267 566 3911)

Wednesday June 28
10:00 am-10:25 am - Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists
10:30 am-12:15 pm - Workshop TBA
12:30 pm-1:30 pm - Workshop TBA
1:30 pm-2:30 pm - Lunch Break
2:30 pm-4:15 pm - Workshop TBA
4:30 pm-6:30 pm - REHEARSAL with Intensive Participants & Teaching Artists for performance at Saturday Night Concert.
7:30 pm - Dinner for our Teaching Artists sponsored by local restaurant.
Please contact Rima to register, rimaluna2014@gmail.com (267 566 3911)

Thursday June 29
10:00 am-10:25 am - Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists
10:30 am-12:15 pm - Workshop TBA
12:30 pm-1:30 pm - Workshop TBA
1:30 pm-2:30 pm - Lunch Break
2:30 pm-4:15 pm - Workshop TBA
4:30 pm-6:30 pm - Rehearsal with Teaching Artists to prepare for performance at Saturday Night Concert
7:00 pm-8:30 pm - Dinner for our Teaching Artists sponsored by local restaurant.
Intensive students and the Asheville Rhythm community are invited to join us for an exciting evening of entertainment.

Friday June 30

10:00 am-10:25 am - Warm Up for Intensive Program participants and Teaching Artists
10:30 am-12:15 pm - Workshop TBA
12:30 pm-1:30 pm - Workshop TBA

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WEEKEND FESTIVAL BEGINS FRIDAY EVENING JUNE 30

6:00 pm FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT - Free & Open to the Public

Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801



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SATURDAY JULY 1

WORKSHOPS - Free and open to the public. Please get ticket here.
Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

10:00-11:15 am Room A: Workshop TBA
10:00-11:15 am Room B:  Workshop TBA

11:30 am-12:45 pm Room A: Workshop TBA
11:30 am-12:45 pm Room B: Workshop TBA

12:45-2:00 pm Lunch Break - Food Vendor - Gypsy Queen Cuisine

1:00-1:50 pm FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT

2:00-3:15 pm Room A: Workshop TBA
2:00-3:15 pm Room B: Workshop TBA

3:30-4:45 pm Room A: Workshop TBA
3:30-4:45 pm Room B: Workshop TBA

5:00-6:15 pm Room A: Workshop TBA
5:00-6:15 pm Room B: Workshop TBA

5:00 - Intensive students must be at DWT for concert sound check.

6:30 pm Dinner break - Food Vendor - Gypsy Queen Cuisine

8:00 pm - Saturday Night ConcertDiana Wortham Theatre - 12 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. 828-257-4530
Tickets: here
Asheville Percussion Residency Ensemble
performing the collaborative efforts and compositions of the Teaching Artists. Innovative percussion pieces are created during a 5-day Artist Residency.
Featuring: Teaching Artists and guests. 

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SUNDAY JULY 2


Odyssey Community School - 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

 Silent Auction results and announcements

11:00am-12:30pm:  Sound Meditation - RIVER GUERGUERIAN, ADAM MAALOUF, JOHN VORUSDAVID KUCKHERMANN     
                              and more. Relax and rejuvenate to the soothing sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gongs, Hand Pans, and others. 
                             Bring a yoga mat if you would like to lie down.

12:30pm-1:00pm - CLOSING CIRCLE

Thank you all for spending this time with us. We appreciate you. See you next year!
In Rhythm,
River, Tom & Rima


This project is funded in part by the GRASSROOTS ARTS PROGRAM of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, through the Asheville Area Arts Council

This event is funded in part by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s Festivals
and Cultural Events Funding Program.

 

Asheville is a creative hub for innovative and traditional percussion
featuring local and international artists for outstanding collaborations.

*Through the weekend there will be a Collaboration Room for participants to jam with each other and the teachers*

VENDORS:

 There will be VENDORS selling drums, musical instruments, art, and food.

COOPERMAN DRUMS - CAROLINA DRUMWORKS - DREAM GUITARS
SKINNY BEATS TMF CAJONS - HANDS ON FIRE
 GYPSY QUEEN CUISINE - CECILIA'S KITCHEN - THE HOP  
DONNA DANTZLER HENNA HANDPAINTED DRUMS
 MEDICINE WIND FLUTES - BRR CAJONS

DRUM SWAP:

During the Intensive Program there will be a booth where you may swap ANY unwanted drum gear for something that you may need.
 

THINGS TO BRING:

Bottled water/drink, snacks (some will be available), Blanket/Chair for Friday night bonfire,  phone with charger, camera, comfortable shoes, your ticket, something to take notes with, yoga mat for sound meditation