The Northwest Mallet Camp is the greater Puget Sound region's premier mallet percussion summer camp for students ages 10-19. Since 2010, the NW Mallet Camp has offered musical instruction and inspiration for young percussionists in the form of a day camp with classes and performances. Featuring the area's top percussion performers and teachers, this year's camp will welcome Dr. Patrick Roulet (WWU Percussion Faculty & Yamaha Artist) as our guest performer.
Students in 2017 will be split into appropriate age/level groups and will have small group sessions on techniques, repertoire and music theory/ear training. Masterclasses and performances will be presented to the entire student body in a lab class/informal setting. Although there is a focus on mallet percussion, other concert percussion instruments and drumset will be a part of the daily activities. Students do not have to be 'mallet experts' to attend, but rather, have an eagerness to learn new mallet techniques and repertoire or improve their already existing level of performance.
The 2017 camp faculty will include Prof. Jeff Lund (University of Puget Sound faculty and Rainier Symphony Music Director), Dr. Kendra McLean (private instructor, Federal Way & Tacoma Youth Sym coach) and Dr. Memmi Ochi (marimba soloist and private instructor, Seattle area). This year the faculty will form a Ragtime Band to accompany Dr. Roulet and feature music from the "Golden Era" of the xylophone!
The complete registration forms are available on facebook.com/NorthwestMalletCamp or via email from the camp director, Amy Putnam. All forms need to be completed before the first day of camp.
In addition to fantastic instruction and inspiring performances, students will also receive a free set of A.PUTNAM MALLETS marimba mallets or a pair of timpani mallets for registering. All music for the camp is provided in the form of a printed coursepack and warm-ups which are emailed in advance of the camp for students to prepare.
The 2017 NW Mallet Camp is proudly sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation, A. Putnam Mallets, The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, The Tacoma Youth Symphony Association and the Tacoma Concert Band.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Students must be at least age 10 by June 26, 2017 and not older than 19 by June 26, 2017. Graduated HS seniors are welcome. Students should also have at least 1 year of percussion experience in the form of band or private lessons to attend.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Street parking is readily available on Broadway or 9th St for $2.00 per 2 hours. There is also an open-air parking lot directly across from the theatres on Broadway. Rates for this lot vary from $10-16 for the whole day.
What can I bring into the event?
You should bring your warm-up music on the first day as well as your mallets for marimba, xylo, and vibes. You will receive a printed coursepack of music on the first day and you should bring it back to camp on the second and third days along with your mallets. You will also need a "sack" lunch for each day. Only students 18 and older will be permitted to leave the Broadway Center in search of lunch.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
email@example.com or 206-354-3456
What's the refund policy?
Any cancellation before June 1 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will lose the $50 deposit and receive only the remainder as a refund.