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July 21st - August 4, 2013
The Music of Steve Reich
The So Percussion Summer Institute (SoSI) is an intensive two-week chamber music seminar for college-age percussionists and composers. The four members of So Percussion serve as faculty in rehearsal, performance, and discussion of contemporary music.
** Due to the delay in posting the online application, we have pushed the application deadline back to February 5th, 2013 at 11:59pm. **
The online application for SoSI 2013 is due by February 5th. Here is an information sheet. All students must be 18 years old or older by July 21st, 2013 in order to attend SoSI. Please contact Yumi Tamashiro or Eric Beach for help with the application or questions about the Summer Institute.
For the first time, we will be accepting applications from composers! In this first year we will only be accepting Undergraduate composition students (Percussionists with advanced degrees are still eligible!). The composition program will be directed by the members of So Percussion with help from Princeton's own Andrea Mazzariello. It will include a curriculum of writing for percussion, readings of composers' pieces, and interactions with the faculty and graduate students of the Princeton Department of Music as well as the many guests who join us at SoSI. Check back for more information about the program.
The past years of the Summer Institute have included masterclasses, talks, and performances with a great number of amazing artsists including Paul Lansky, Steve Mackey, Dan Trueman, Steve Reich, Steve Schick, Dan Deacon, Martin Schmidt (of Matmos), Joe Gramley, Barbara White, Lukas Ligeti, Grey McMurray, Cenk Ergun, NEXUS, Tristan Perich, Suzi Farrin, Mark Dancigers, Dennis Desantis, Doug Perkins and Stuart Saunders Smith.
The emergence of the percussion group as a standard ensemble has been one of the most exciting developments in contemporary western music. So Percussion was formed to expand this important voice in the 21st century, taking a cue from groups in North America and Europe, as well as the pioneering composers who inspired them.
Since its inception in 1999, education has become an increasingly important part of So’s mission. Its members share a firm belief that inherent in an artist's career is a responsibility to pass on practical advice and mentorship to young artists. The So Percussion Summer Institute seeks to fulfill this promise by providing a unique educational opportunity to percussionists at one of the most critical stages of their development. The program offers a hands-on experience that brings the practical and theoretical together: