kosa 2004 highlights
KOSA 10: faculty | program | experience | festival | sponsors
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KoSA / PROGRAM
CHOOSE YOUR OWN AREA OF SPECIALIZED INTEREST AND INSTRUCTION.
KoSA offers a comprehensive approach to the development of the individual performer and the continuation of learned teaching skills. Although participants choose specific areas of emphasis, the curriculum is designed so that everyone is exposed to all areas of instruction.
DRUM SET: JAZZ, LATIN, ROCK, HIP HOP AND FUNK - Every aspect of classic and contemporary application of drum kit technique and performance will be explored. Specifics are presented in hands-on classes.
NORTH AFRICAN & ARABIC STYLE FRAME DRUMMING - Learn the subtleties that create timeless styles of world hand drumming. Explore the techniques of performing on such instruments as the Egyptian Riqq, Tar Drum and the Bodhran.
JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMMING - The Japanese tradition of Taiko, an extremely athletic and disciplined percussion art, will be presented on all levels.
POP & COMMERCIAL PERCUSSION - This track explains how percussion is used in the context of today's music industry-both live & in recording and broadcast studios.
CUBAN RHYTHMS AND TECHNIQUES - The rhythms and technique of Cuban music, traced from their African roots to modern concepts will be presented at all levels.
TRADITIONAL WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING AND DANCE - Classes on West African drumming (Ivory Coast, Guinea) along with its relationship to dance will be taught by a highly acclaimed Ivory Coast dancer.
BRAZILIAN RHYTHMS AND TECHNIQUES - This track explores the traditional hand percussion and jazz influenced rhythms of Brazil, and playing traditional "Samba" ensemble.
AFRO-COLOMBIAN DRUMMING - Explores authentic rhythms of Colombia and their performance on drumset and percussion instruments.
ELECTRONIC PERCUSSION & MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - An exploration of the latest electronic percussion and drums: Includes working with loops & sequencers as well as using the computer as an extension of the creative process. There will also be special music educator computer midi labs including classes on music notation using Sibelius software.
WORLD MUSIC , RHYTHM CONCEPTS AND IMPROVISATION - An engaging study in rhythm concepts from around the world. Concepts of improvisation will be explored in the various instruments and tracks.
Mexican Traditional Rythms . Traditional rhythms taken from ancient civilizations and transcribed to drumset and other instruments.
ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION - A total immersion in the history, theory, and performance of timpani, snare drum techniques, mallet instruments and percussion ensemble.
AUSTRALIAN DIDGERIDOO - Learn the art of performing on this incredible sounding indigenous percussion and wind instrument.
TABLA - An in-depth investigation of Tabla techniques and Indian rhythmic concepts and their applications in western drumming.
MARIMBA PERFORMANCE & JAZZ VIBRAPHONE - A special track of marimba techniques, literature and performance will be taught as well as jazz improvisation on the vibraphone.
RHYTHM SECTION PERFORMANCE LABS - All programs include performance classes with the KoSA Rhythm Section and evaluation by the instructors. This experience will also be open to instrumentalists other than percussionists.
MUSIC READING AND CHART INTERPRETATION CLASSES - Learn the essential language of music and music notation from the KoSA faculty.
SPECIAL "Percussion for Band Directors and Music Educators" TRACK - A special non-performance track has been designed for band directors and music educators wishing a total hands-on percussion experience with the top experts in the industry. Classes for this group will include classical, drum set, latin percussion, Indian, African, Japanese & music technology labs.
NEW! KOSA:10 PHOTOS
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