On Deck with Portland Summer Percussion Academy

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In this episode of “On Deck” we spend a day at the Portland Summer Percussion Academy, a week-long summer camp for teenage percussionists.  The camp takes place at Lewis & Clark College, and provides hands-on clinics with renowned musicians such as Pius Cheung (marimba professor at University of Oregon) and Niel Deponte (principal percussionist of the Oregon Symphony.)

Niel Deponte of the Oregon Symphony leads a clinic on cymbals

Students learn classical percussion instruments (snare, triangle, cymbals, etc), as well as gamelan and hand-drumming.