The KoSA International Percussion Workshop and Festival will be holding its annual drum camp virtually this year, July 6–10, the Montreal, Canada-based company announced today. This year marks the first time KoSA will hold the event online. This year also marks the inaugural KoSA drum set and percussion competition, which will be open to all participants who register for the camp.
The KoSA workshop is a hands-on intensive drum and percussion camp. The course of study includes a diverse range of styles and techniques including rock, jazz, Cuban, funk, and classical percussion, as well as virtual ensemble technology and classes in music business and self-promotion for all levels.
The online format will remain focused on creating an intimate setting with small daily classes, with participants being called upon to play in all four daily classes. The workshop culminates in an evening concert competition by participants performing a short piece (solo or with a track) in front of their virtual audience.
Confirmed faculty for this year’s workshop include Chester Thompson, John Riley, David Garibaldi, Bill Bachman, Mike Clark, Marcus Santos, Allan Molnar, Jim Norris, Rick Van Horn, Paul Picard, Dominic Messier, Jim Riley, and Aldo Mazza.