The Spring Percussion Summit is a full day of clinics, masterclasses, performances and prizes dedicated to percussion and drumset. It’s for students of all ages — elementary through college, and even adults.

Students are invited to perform their solo or ensemble piece for one of our professionals and spend a few minutes working with them one-on-one. At the end of the day, a few outstanding soloists and ensembles will be recognized and awarded for their performance. 

The day concludes in a thrilling concert by the Hastings College and UNK percussion ensembles.

Spring 2024 Percussion Summit Details

db63af 61e761dc20c647b0af33bed0b2557f82~mv2Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 2-8 p.m.
Location: Fuhr Hall of Music (map)
Cost : Individual Registration – $15 per entry; Ensemble/School Registration – $45 (per school – covers all ensemble and individual entries)
Deadline: Registration closes at midnight on Sunday, April 7. The following day you will receive a complete schedule including the exact time of your performance.

Note: Performances are free and open to the public!

Performance Categories

  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Keyboard solo (marimba, vibraphone, or glockenspiel)
  • Timpani Solo
  • Concert Snare Drum
  • Rudimental Snare Drum or Tenors
  • Drumset (with rhythm section)


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2:30 pm – Marimba Clinic “Making 4-mallet Marimba Easy” (Choir Room)
3:30 pm – Ensemble Performances (Fuhr Hall)
3:30 pm – Timpani Clinic “Making Timpani Sing” (Perkins Auditorium)
4:30 pm – 4:30pm – Individual Performances
   – Keyboard Solos (Perkins Auditorium)
   – Timpani/Snare Drum Solos (Choir Room – F43)
   – Drumset Solos (Band Room – F71)
5:30 pm – Director/Collegiate Clinic “Teaching Beginning Percussionists” (F37)
5:30 pm – Drumset Clinic “Making Grooves Groove” (F71)
6:15 pm – Reception/Longest Drum Roll Contest (Perkins Lounge)
     A light dinner will be provided for all participants and directors.
7:00 pm – Final Concert (Perkins Auditorium) — free and open to the public

Clinics and Clinicians

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   Timpani clinic with Sam Rosenau

Making Grooves Groove
   Drumset clinic with Andy Schneider

Making 4-mallet Marimba Easy
  Marimba clinic with Dr. Jed Blodgett (Hastings College)

Teaching Beginning Percussionists
  Director/Collegiate clinic with Dr. Matt Rush (UNL)

Provided Equipment

All large equipment will be provided for solo rooms, though you are encouraged to bring your own concert/marching snare drum or marching tenors. No mallets or beaters will be provided.

Image%20by%20Mark%20StengleinThe ensemble room will provide the following:

  • ​5.0 Octave marimba
  • 4.3 Octave marimba
  • 4.0 Octave vibraphones (2)
  • Xylophone
  • Concert bass drum
  • 4 Timpani
  • Concert snare drum
  • Crotales (2 octave)
  • Concert toms (2)


For more information, contact Dr. Jed Blodgett at