The 12th Annual Percussion Institute

Many participants, 5 tracks and ensembles, and a variety of classes which included: marimba, snare drum, timpani, ensemble, steel drum band, marching percussion, drumset, congas, accessories, and more….

The 12th Annual Percussion Institute at SIUe was another tremendous success.

The concept of the camp is a “total percussion” experience. We began the Institute in the summer of 2011, and since then have grown tremendously over the years. Students learn in performance ensembles, masterclasses, lectures and demonstrations, and more. Our faculty include a diverse range, including  members who perform in orchestras, solo and chamber situations, marching, drumset, and many other specialties. Furthermore, the camp hosts vendors who provide and sell product to all campers.

Our 2022 artist/teacher roster included: Lexi Edwards, Erick Saoud, Dr. Ryan Lewis, Bernard Long Jr., Jakob Mueller, David VIttetoe, Bryson Collier, Abigail Stephens, Ryley Quayle, Makayla Quayle, Luke Griffin (Volunteer), plus online/virtual sessions from Dr. Stephen Hemphill, Tim Church, and Donovan Hill. 

A large thanks to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Missouri-Illinois Musical Arts Consortium, Halpin Music, Salyers Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion, and Steve Weiss Music. We look forward to 2023.

Written By Daniel Smithiger – Director & MIMAC President

SRHS Drumline w/ David Vittetoe