Percussion Camp

MulTiPerc Summer Percussion Camp

Mars Hill University periodically hosts the MulTiPerc Summer Percussion Camp led by Dr. Brian Tinkel. There are no plans to offer this camp summer 2014.

This three-day camp is for high school and middle school students interested in furthering their skills and knowledge in percussion arts. The camp is designed to develop the mental and physical aspects of percussion performance through Technique, Reading, and Musicianship. Emphasis is placed on establishing a positive attitude, leadership skills, and a uniform playing style. Students will have the opportunity to learn in a group setting similar to what they experience in most high school band activities.

A team of respected percussion educators and clinicians will be offering masterclasses including sessions on basic fundamentals such as stick or mallet selection, grip maintenance, tuning and posture. Students will be instructed in two and four mallet techniques through performance of scales, basic exercises, and standard literature. Students will learn fundamentals with the aid of an exercise packet and corresponding assignments, which will serve as a great reference manual for individual practice and group instruction. Uniform sticking, dynamic control, use of various playing zones, and sound production are just some of the skills emphasized. Proper rehearsal technique, use of the section leader, and a positive mental attitude are stressed.

Clinics and masterclasses dedicated to drum set, world percussion, concert/orchestral percussion, and percussion ensemble will be offered. Private instruction (one-on-one lessons) will be available for sign up. In addition, concerts presenting a variety of percussion repertoire including literature for marimba, multiple percussion, and chamber percussion ensemble will be performed.

Camp Tuition
• $350/person (includes room, all meals, and MulTiPerc Exercise Packet
• Incentive tuition: $300/person if tuition is paid in full by Friday, May 1st
• A deposit of $100 per person is required with application. No refunds after June 1st.
• Please include a Check or Money Orders to:  MulTiPerc LLC
• No credit cards accepted.

Private Instruction (one-on-one lesson)
• Every camper has the choice to sign up for additional private lessons.  Lessons are offered for each area of percussion study: Rudimental/Marching, Drum Set, Keyboard, Timpani, and World Percussion. Multiple private lessons are encouraged.
• Optional half hour private lesson, $20
• Optional one-hour private lesson, $40
• Please add the cost of the private lesson to the tuition balance

Materials & Equipment

•MulTiPerc Exercise Packet – available at registration during check in (cost inlcuded in tuition)
•Students must provide their own instruments (battery – drum/harnass; front ensemble – mallet instrument)
•Mars Hill University cannot loan equipment to students so plan accordingly.
•Students will be able to purchase drum sticks or mallets if needed – available at registration during check in
•If signing up for a private drum set lesson, bring a drum kit (minimum – snare, bass, hi-hat, throne)

Daily Schedule

•Every camper will be placed according to ability – not age or experience.
•Instrument specific classes for marching, concert/orchestral, and world percussion
•Private instruction (one-on-one lessons) available
•Ensemble rehearsals and marching basics.
•Evening activities will include additional master classes, recitals, games, and movies.

Housing and Meals

Accommodations are provided in campus dormitories. Bathrooms on each hall are community style, with individual shower stalls. All bedrooms have two twin beds. Not all rooms are air-conditioned. Students are encouraged to bring a fan. Linens will not be provided.
•Meals are all you can eat buffet style, served in the College cafeteria.


•Mars Hill University is located 18 miles north of Asheville, NC. Transportation to Asheville is available by bus or via the Asheville Regional Airport. Shuttle service from the airport or bus station may be arranged by contacting Airport ground transportation at (828) 681‑0051. Please make shuttle arrangements before arrival in Asheville.

Contact Information

Dr. Brian Tinkel
828.689.1588 w

Checks payable to: MulTiPerc LLC

Mailing Address:
MulTiPerc Summer Percussion Camp

Mars Hill University
Att: Brian Tinkel – Box 6693
Mars Hill, NC 28754