4: KoSA 19
The 19th Annual International Percussion Workshop, Drum Camp
July 22-27, 2014 Castleton State College Castleton, Vermont
5: KoSA CHINA
August 10-16, 2014
"I would like to express some gratitude concerning my experience at KOSA Vermont in July 2013. Having studied with Aldo Mazza in the past, I knew ahead of time the experience that is KOSA would be a good one for me, as I was in a pivital point in my life, redirecting my career back to music after a ten year sabatical. Once there, I quickly realized that I had underestimated the magnitude of information that I was exposing myself to. There was magic in the air as I rushed from class to class on campus, trying not to miss a single thing. The professionalism and warmth exuded by the faculty was brilliant! Under no other circumstances could I possibly have taken a masterclass with Greg Bissonette after breakfast, followed by a Brazilian Percussion class with Marcus Santos later in the morning and then have lunch with Chester Thompson talking shop. It was truly far more than I could have hoped for, and that was only one morning!!!
Aldo (and his team) manage to bring together the finest musicians for the benefit of the students year after year and I will attest that this is nothing less than noble. It makes a huge difference in our lives as students, allowing us to get our information directly from the source. We are all very thankful."
— Richard P.
Cuba Video courtesy David Pye. Archival KoSA photos provided by Kip Ross, Lincoln Gagnon, Candido, PB Wilder, Aldo & Jolan Mazza and more... KoSA 16 Faculty Group Photo conceived, lit and photographed by Kip Ross