KoSA's 25th Anniversary Camp Going Virtual from July 6-10

The KoSA International Percussion Workshop and Festival has announced that it will be holding its much anticipated drum camp July 6-10, 2020. This year marks its 25 year history and it will be the first time that KoSA holds the event live online. It will be also the first time KoSA launches its first drumset and percussion competition, which will be open to all participants who register for the camp.

This year’s already confirmed faculty includes Chester Thompson, John Riley, David Garibaldi, Bill Bachman, Mike Clark, Marcus Santos, Allan Molnar, Jim Norris, Rick Van Horn, Paul Picard, Dominic Messier, Jim Riley, and Aldo Mazza.

The KoSA Workshop is a hands-on intensive drum and percussion camp unlike any other. The course of study includes an incredibly diverse range of styles and techniques. From rock, jazz, Cuban, funk, and classical percussion; to virtual ensemble technology, Garage Band, as well as classes in music business and self promotion for all levels.

As per the usual KoSA camp, participants learn in an intimate setting in small daily classes. This format will be upheld (albeit virtually) as it will be a hands-on interactive experience and participants will be called upon to play in all four daily classes. Friday night’s competition/concert will feature the talents of participants who will be invited to perform a 2-4 minute piece (solo or with a track) in front of their virtual audience and the faculty will serve as the jury. Participants will have a chance to win prizes such as product, and other gear donated from KoSA's sponsors.

For more information, visit to register.

KoSA will be accepting only a limited number of registrations.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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