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31 Jul

2012 Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar

Pearl Drums and Adams Musical instruments are proud to have sponsored the second annual Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar.  Pearl and Adams provided a full array or keyboard percussion, drums, and hardware to be used at Chosen Vale held this year from July 1-July 14, 2012 at the Enfield Shaker Museum in Enfield, NH.   As part of the Center for Advanced Musical Studies, the Percussion Seminar was hosted by Pearl/Adams Artist Doug Perkins and CAMS director Edward Carroll.  The seminar was attended by thirty eight talented, young musicians, coming from across the US as well as from Canada, and Taiwan to study and perform at the two week seminar. 

Chosen Vale offered a truly unique experience to all of the attendees - not only did nationally and internationally recognized faculty teach at the event, including Pearl/Adams Artists Perkins and  Matthew Duvall, as well as Nancy Zeltsman, Pedro Carneiro, Jim Ross, Jim Culley, Tim Feeney, and Michael Burritt, but prominent composers were also in attendance to discuss and work with students.  As part of a collaborative process, composers Stuart Saunders Smith and David Lang visited Chosen Vale to give lectures or coaching sessions on their works.

Students prepared four concerts of chamber music over the two week period.  Over the course of each day of the seminar, members of the guest faculty gave lectures, lessons, and master classes for the students.  With almost all events at the seminar held in a group setting, all attendees were able to benefit from the constructive criticism, encouragement, and support offered by the faculty.

Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments are proud to be sponsors of the Chosen Vale Percussion Seminar.  By partnering with the Center for Advanced Musical Studies to be the instrument supplier for the Chosen Vale Seminar, Pearl and Adams are able to continue our support of advancing the percussive arts and music education.  Congratulations to all of the faculty, artists, and organizers for continuing an outstanding event for the percussion community.