Philly Drum Project, an organization dedicated to helping drummers in the city share gear, lessons, and beats, will host its first summer program, DrumPhil, a one-day drumset workshop for high school students.
On Tuesday, August 13, twelve Philly-area students, who have been selected though an open application process, will have the opportunity to participate in a group workshop, private lesson, lecture, and group composition session with the purpose of building inspiration, confidence, community, and drumming proficiency.
DrumPhil will take place on the campus of the University of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia, where nine of the best university instructors and professional drummers from the area, including Ari Hoenig, George “Spanky” McCurdy (Lady Gaga), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Marc Dicciani (UArts), Erik Tribbett (Jill Scott), Dan Monaghan (Temple University), Dr. Robert Brosh (UArts), John Kimock (Steve Kimock), and Mark Beecher (Drexel University), will lead sessions throughout the day.
At 8 pm, students will perform for family, friends, and community members in a free student recital at the Terra Building at 211 S. Broad St. The recital will also feature a drumset duo performance by Eric Slick and John Kimock.
Funding for DrumPhil was made possible by members of Philly Drum Project, MCD Percussion, Philly Drums, Prologix Pads, World Cafe Live, Pizza Brain, Vitaminwater, and KIND Snacks.
Students, instructors, and staff will be available for media from 12 to 12:30 pm, and journalists are welcome to stay for a panel discussion about higher education and the music industry.
For more information, please visit www.phillydrumproject.com/drumphil