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Sandbox Percussion will host a clinic and perform on Sunday, March 13. Photo courtesy of Kjell van Sice
UDIPS is an immersive weekend of percussion focused on presenter/participant interaction through hands-on sessions, engaging performances and Q&A hangouts specifically built into the schedule. UDIPS is FREE to participants of any age or experience level!
Registration is free, but all participants must register prior to the event. UDIPS participants, along with all visitors to campus, must adhere to University COVID protocols. Please contact Gene Koshinki, email@example.com, with questions about UDIPS.Free Registration
Download the 2022 flyer
UDIPS High School Honors Percussion Ensemble is a select group of the
area's finest high school percussionists. Rehearsals, led by UD
percussion faculty, will take place during the festival weekend,
culminating in a performance on March 13.
Students must submit an application and video audition by February 18. As
an ensemble member, all selected participants will automatically
receive the highest consideration for a generous scholarship to the UD
School of Music if they so choose to audition at any point in the
future. The application form below provides full details and audition information. Apply/Audition
Clinic and Q/ASaturday, March 1211:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Puglisi Hall
I’m going to be covering how to understand certain feels in Latin music. Since it's so syncopated, I wanted to break it down to its simplest form.
Clinic and Q/ASaturday, March 123:30 - 5:00 p.m. • Gore Hall
Clinic and Q/ASunday, March 1311:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Puglisi Hall
In this class, we use the first movement from Steve Reich’s drumming to discuss concepts like pulse perception, canon and repetition. These concepts are useful not just in the performance of minimalist music like Reich’s, but they are concepts that we can employ regularly in rehearsal to hone our execution in music of all genres.
Photo courtesy of Kjell van Sice
Clinic and Q/ASaturday, March 122:00 - 3:30 p.m. • Puglisi Hall
In this class, we will demonstrate a variety of rolling techniques and how to develop and apply them to solo repertoire. As well, I will discuss how I apply them to my musical arrangements for drum corps and marching band.
Clinic and Q/ASaturday, March 125:00 - 6:30 p.m. • Puglisi Hall
Quey Percussion Duo
Clinic and Q/ASunday, March 132:00 - 3:30 p.m. • Gore Hall
Clinic and Q/ASunday, March 133:30 - 5:00 p.m. • AED 120
From engine room to strumming and arranging, this workshop examines the intricacies of well and lessercknown steelband pieces as performed by bands in Trinidad & Tobago and across the US. Attendees can expect to perform excerpts of these arrangements and leave with a better understanding of the applications of strumming patterns and engine room in steelband arrangements.
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8:30 - 11:00 a.m. High School Honors Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal
Sorry, not open to the publicGore Hall & AED120
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Eric Perez Clinic / Q&A Hangout
“Secret Sauce to Feel”Puglisi Hall
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Lunch Break (on your own)
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.James Ancona Clinic / Q&A Hangout
“Four-Mallet Foundation: Roll Techniques and Textures”
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.Karlyn Viña Clinic / Q&A Hangout
“Expressivity and Musicality: Moving Beyond the Ink"
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.Adam Nussbaum Clinic / Q&A Hangout
“Developing a Musical Approach”Puglisi Hall
8:00 p.m.Collage Concert, featuring Adam Nussbaum (with UD Jazz Faculty), Josanne Francis, Karlyn Viña, Quey Percussion Duo, the UD Graduate Percussion Group, and members of the UD Percussion EnsemblePuglisi Hall
8:30 - 11:00 a.m. High School Honors Percussion Ensemble RehearsalSorry, not open to the publicGore Hall and AED120
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Sandbox Percussion Clinic / Q&A Hangout
“Lessons from Minimalism”Puglisi Hall
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Lunch Break (on your own)
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Quey Percussion Duo Clinic / Q&A Hangout
“Rítmica Workshop: Striking the Core of Rhythm, Coordination, and Interdependence”
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.Josanne Francis Clinic / Q&A Hangout
“Steelband Essentials”AED 120
5:00 p.m.Door Prize Giveaways & UDIPS High School Honors Percussion EnsembleGore Hall
6:00 p.m.Sandbox Percussion presents Seven Pillars by Andy AkihoPuglisi Hall
Quey Percussion DuoKhamsin (2018), Emmanuel Séjourné (b. 1961)
Dr. Karlyn ViñaStop Speaking (2011), Andy Akiho (b. 1979) Argoru VII (1994) , Alvin Singleton (b. 1940)
Josanne Francis (steel pan) with UD Faculty:Tom Palmer (piano), Miles Brown (bass) & Gene Koshinski (drum set)
Tico Tico no Fuba, Zequinha de Abreau (1880-1935)Chant Liam, Teague (b. 1975)
Members of the University of Delaware Percussion EnsembleSae Bin An, Emerson Forbes, Christian Hartman, Graeme Leighton
BOOMeRANG (2019), Gene Koshinski (b. 1980)
University of Delaware Graduate Percussion Group Gage Kroljic, Zach Odom, Andrew Simmons
Sandbox (2020), Viet Cuong (b. 1990)
Adam Nussbaum (drum set) with UD Jazz Faculty:
Todd Groves (saxophone), Tom Palmer (piano), Dave Bozenhard (guitar) & Miles Brown (bass)
Selections Announced from the Stage
Welcome and Door Prizes
Second Thoughts (2013)
Warthog #3 (1997)
Alex Badami, Germantown AcademyDia Bonsu, Elizabeth Seton High SchoolAlex Cai, Germantown AcademyWilliam Doyle, Middletown High SchoolJulia Mescallado, Northport Senior High SchoolDominic Perazza, Germantown AcademyJonathan Rowe, Brick Memorial High School
Katherine Weber, Havre de Grace High School
Ensemble directed by UD Faculty, Dr. Gene Koshinski & Dr. Tim Broscious
Critically-acclaimed composer Andy Akiho and Sandbox Percussion announce the release of Akiho’s Seven Pillars, aboldly genre-defying audio and video collaboration for percussion quartet. The work consists of seven ensemble movements and one solo movement for each member of Sandbox, developed through multiple extended residencies at Avaloch Farm Music Institute. The full album is streaming on all platforms September 24, 2021.
Performed by Sandbox, this evening-length work is the largest-scale chamber music work that Akiho has written and that Sandbox has commissioned. Akiho and Sandbox’s ongoing collaboration for Seven Pillars has spanned on and off for 8 years. It has been a labor of love between friends and towards the end of the project, Akiho and Sandbox expanded the collaborative circle.
Akiho and Sandbox Percussion commissioned 11 video artists to create original films for Seven Pillars – one film for each movement of the work. These collaborative videos encompass the worlds of dance, animation, experimental narrative film, time-lapse, and more.
“I’ve never taken on a project this ambitious – it’s nearly 80 minutes of music – but I was inspired by the collaborative relationship I have with Sandbox,” says Akiho. “We’re all close friends, we enjoy making music together, and there is freedom to experiment in that type of environment. The instrumentation includes traditional instruments such as vibraphone, glockenspiel, and marimba, with some found percussion sounds like glass bottles and metal pipes. Creatively, I wanted to limit the instrumentation in order to encourage the opportunity to find unique timbres and playing techniques on each instrument.”
The form of Seven Pillars mirrors the ambitious nature of this multimedia work. The seven main movements function as a palindrome, with the music and their corresponding films highlighting the relationships between the various movements.
Seven Pillars (2021) • Andy Akiho (b. 1979)
I • II • III • IV • V • VI • VII
All events will occur in:
The best GPS address to get to this area of campus: 101 Carroll Ct, Newark, DE 19711
PARKING: The CFA parking garage is nearby or street parking is available.
Please do not hesitate to ask for directions. UD Percussion Faculty and Students will be around and are glad to help guide you to your desired location!
The following eateries are a short walk away from the music buildings:
The following eateries require a longer walk or short drive:
Special thanks to these sponsors for allowing us to offer this event free to all participants and for supplying amazing door prize giveaways!