AUSTIN, TEXAS – August 2006 –
Ross Mallet Instruments performing artist Bryan Carrott traveled to Taipei in July to participate in the 10 day intensive percussion training. Each year the Ju Percussion Group hosts the Taipei International Percussive Summer Camp for over 200 students with advancing percussion skills and at least five years of training.
The TIPSC provides a series of advanced curriculum to boost students’ music potentials, enhancing their techniques and broadening their world perspectives during thee percussion studies camp. Carrot described the camp as a process of transformation as the students and teachers alike, explored new musical and cultural territory in preparation for a performance after only five sessions. “It was amazing and truly rewarding to see students give vibrant exciting performances on instruments and styles of music totally unfamiliar to them,” said Carrott.
“We know the joy of music and especially percussion. We also know the joy of experiencing new places and cultures,” Carrott explained about his experience at the 2006 TIPSC. “And in our lives we all experience the joy of accepting new challenges and meeting them in a way that makes us broader individually and collectively. At the Ju Percussion Camp in Taipei, I experienced all of these components rolled into one rich event, and the result is JOY!”
The multicultural theme of the TIPSC combines both Eastern and Western percussion so students can explore marimba, drum set techniques, percussion ensemble and ethnic percussion. The primary focus for the 2006 camp included marimba, vibraphone, steel pan, Japanese Taiko, jazz drumset, Irish Bodhràn and Gamelan.
Brian Carrott is an internationally renowned vibraphonist and prolific composer. He performs, records, and tours within the jazz scene, as well as collaborating with many distinguished artists and bands.
Ross Mallet Instruments is wholly-owned subsidiary of Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc. As a leading supplier of an extensive line of keyboard percussion instruments, Ross is committed to providing solutions for today’s percussionists, educators and music dealers. For more information, please contact Ross Mallet Instruments, P.O. BOX 90249, Austin, TX 78709, or visit www.rossmallet.com.
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