Groove School: Bass, Drums, and Percussion
Explore the possibilities in the world of rhythm. Whether you play bass, drum set, percussion, or mallets, this program will enrich your repertoire with different methods for improvisation, rhythm, and performance skills. Join Victor Wooten, the Berklee performance scholar in residence; Percussion and Bass department chairs Omar Hakim and Steve Bailey, and assistant chairs Yoron Israel and Sandro Scoccia; and nearly 40 more professional faculty for this one-of-a-kind, custom-made program focusing on instrumental skills and the all-important groove. Through clinics, concerts, and personalized ensemble instruction, Berklee’s faculty and visiting artists will guide you through a variety of styles and take your musicianship to the next level.
2019 Program Information
|Program length:||Three days|
|Program dates:||Friday, June 14–Sunday, June 16, 2019|
|Registration fee:||$50 (nonrefundable)|
|Move in starting:||TBD|
|Move out by:||TBD|
|Age range:||15 years and older|
Participants are asked to perform a placement audition. Be prepared to play a short piece of music no more than a few minutes long. Your audition piece will help the audition team measure your ability in the style you wish to study for the week.
Though not required, you are permitted to bring laptops, computers, tablets, etc. Wireless internet and electrical outlet plugs are provided throughout the campus. Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to keep your items safe. Berklee is not responsible for the loss of these items.
Please use the Information for Registered Students page as a reference to the 2018 program schedule. 2019 schedule details will become available closer to the start of the program.
Students will be placed into the appropriate classes upon arrival to the program. Every participant's schedule will include a class in each of the following:
- Principal instrument classes
- Workshops by featured artists