Percussion Camp

The 2017 NMSA Summer Percussion Camp is directed toward beginning through high school to early college level percussionists. We have three levels of classes and workshops aimed at introducing fundamentals and concepts to prepare and inspire these students to be great musicians in each of their respective school music programs. The days are filled with classes, workshops, performances, and small group lessons taught by world-class percussion performers and educators from around the Southwest.

July 10-14 10am-5pm

New Mexico School for the Arts
275 E Alameda
Ages 11 – 20
Price: $130. Special discounts for groups and band directors.









Wide variety of Artist Teachers

  • Jesse Parker, Percussion Director NMSA
  • Fred Bugbee, Professor of Percussion NMSU
  • Scott Ney, Professor of Percussion UNM
  • Doug Cartwell, principal timpanist New Mexico Philharmonic
  • Aaron Morales, Director of Percussion Rio Rancho HS
  • Ricky Carrido, World famous Afro-Cuban percussionist with Pancho Sanchez, Stevie Wonder
  • Dennis Jasso, Award-winning producer FW Studios, drummer for Nosotros
  • John Trentacosta, world-class jazz drummer,
  • Steve Iliff, Percussionist, Asst. conductor High Desert Winds
  • Colin McCallister, Blue Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard



  • Concert Percussion
  • Rudimental
  • Mallets
  • Drumset
  • Afro-Latin
  • All-State
  • Music Reading
  • All-State Audition Preparation


To sign up for the 2017 NMSA Summer Percussion Camp, please click here.
After completing your registration, please fill out our permission form. 

Discounted rates are available for school groups, please contact Jesse Parker at for details.