Simpson University to Host Shasta Percussion Workshop

For Immediate Release


Shasta Percussion WorkshopREDDING, Calif. - Registration is open for the 2014 Shasta Percussion Workshop, held June 23-27 at Simpson University, 2211 College View Drive.

Open to students ages 13-24 and music educators of any age, the Shasta Percussion Workshop is an opportunity to enrich and expand your percussion skills. The weeklong workshop concludes with a public concert at 7 p.m. June 27. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door, cash or check only.

The Shasta Percussion Workshop has quickly become a highly anticipated annual event for regional percussion students and music educators alike. Participants have the opportunity to explore basic and advanced skills and perform in a variety of ensembles. The workshop is divided into two tracks: experienced percussionists who want to refine their skills, or students with little or no percussion experience who want to explore rhythm and ensemble playing in a truly "hands-on” way.

The workshop is hosted by Dr. Dwayne and Caryn Corbin. Dr. Dwayne Corbin is a professor of music at Simpson University, conductor of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra and resident conductor of the North State Symphony. Caryn Corbin holds a bachelor’s degree in percussion from Central Washington University and specializes in timpani, marimba and musical theater pit orchestra.

This year’s guest faculty is Michael Costa, the instrumental music director at Enterprise High School. Costa holds a master’s degree in percussion from the University of Illinois and has studied under percussion masters such as William Moersch and Nancy Zeltsman.

For more information or to register for the Shasta Percussion Workshop, visit or contact Dr. Corbin at or (530) 226-4175.

Registration is $160; the deadline to sign up is June 10. Scholarships are available; please contact Dr. Corbin immediately for application materials.


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