About TIPSC

Embracing the spirit of “Showing Taiwan to the world, bringing the world to Taiwan,” seeking to strengthen international contact, and wishing to improve the domestic percussion music learning environment, the Ju Percussion Group Foundation has held the Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp (TIPSC) since 1999, and this event is now in its 21st session. “Take summer vacation with art, see the future from the world”—TIPSC is current one of the most representative percussion summer camps worldwide, and has laid a foundation for the development of Taiwan into a center of global percussion music.

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Instructors

Chris Hanning

Chris. Hanning is professor and dean of percussion at the Wells School of Music at West Chester University. In addition to being an educator and composer, he is also an active jazz and classical percussionist. He has performed in famous venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Royal Albert Hall in London. At the same time, as the spokesperson of Vic Firth, Pearl / Adams, Remo and Zildjian, he has demonstrated his powerful and steady percussion skills at universities, conferences and percussion festivals at home and abroad. He also served as the president of the International Percussion Art Association in 2019 and 2020.
Chris. Mr. Hanning has recorded numerous recordings with many artists over the years and won multiple Emmy Awards. In this jazz drum course, I will use my years of experience in working with the orchestra to guide students to explore the endless rhythm changes on jazz drums!

Aurél Holló

Percussion master Auri. Holo is one of the most versatile artists in the Hungarian music scene, dabbling in a wide range of multi-faceted musical genres in order to maintain uninterrupted creativity and innovative thinking. As a member of one of the world's four major percussion ensembles, "Amarinda Percussion Ensemble", he has won the Koshut Prize, the highest honor in Hungarian literature and art, and the Bartok-Dita. Padstory Music Award. At the same time, as a composer, he cooperated with many famous musicians to enrich the literature content of percussion chamber music. Currently teaching at the Bartok Conservatory of Music in Budapest. Ori. Teacher He Luo is often invited to perform in world-renowned art festivals and concert halls with the orchestra. In the percussion ensemble course, he will lead the students to build a tacit understanding through teamwork and share the fun brought by the ensemble during the learning process.

Theodor Milkov

The Greek percussionist Theodor Milkov is widely recognized as one of the most innovative marimba players in the world. Well-known for his pianistic approach to the instrument, revolutionary ideas and technical abilities, he has succeeded in bringing the art of marimba performance to entirely new heights. Milkov's repertoire includes virtuosic transcriptions of music originally written for harpsichord and piano, as well as contemporary compositions dedicated to himself.

Chien-Chien Lu

Jazz Vibraphone player/composer, currently residing in New York. Received classical music training at the Orchestral and Percussion Institute of National Taipei University of the Arts, and went to the United States for further studies with her passion for R&B music. Her works perfectly integrate classical and contemporary, creating a unique jazz style. In 2020, his first solo album "The Path" has been ranked in the top 20 of the national jazz album charts for 20 consecutive weeks.
Teacher Chien-Chien Lu will bring students a unique course of free, jumping and creative jazz music and contemporary percussion in the jazz Vibraphone course!

Curriculums

Marimba Marimba

Through its diverse array of variation, the warm, clear, and soft timbre of Marimba can express a variety of magnificent, lyrical, dexterous, graceful, and rich sounds that can release a stunning musical energy. Theodor Milkov, a first-timer in Taiwan as a percussion summer camp lecturer, will guide students to experience resonating Marimba performances through her refined techniques and delicate interpretations of the music.

Percussion Ensemble Percussion Ensemble

Sparks fly when a percussion ensemble works together to create a unique musical sound through the inclusion of a variety of percussion instruments, melding together into a rich, dynamic musical movement. Among all this richness of sound, the listener can still discern the intricacies of the ensemble. The well experienced Aurél Holló will use her excellent and lively teaching style to guide students to learn how to work collaboratively and experience the joy of playing in an ensemble.

Percussion Ensemble Jazz Vibraphone

The timbre of the Vibraphone is both soft and firm, and its playing skills are complicated. It is a relatively young instrument among the common instruments in jazz, but it occupies a place in the development of jazz. This time, Chien-Chien Lu, a young jazz Vibraphone player from Taiwan who lived in the United States, was invited to bring students a special course that combines free, jumping and creative jazz music with contemporary percussion music!

Drum Set Drum Set

The drum set is very popular for its ability to express many kinds of rhythms and a diverse array of performance styles. The most difficult thing about playing the drum is having to coordinate all of your limbs. Under the guidance of Chris Hanning, the student will practice until he or she feels comfortable picking up the rhythm. As you get a feel for how to play the drums and move your body, you’ll be carried away by the rise and fall of the drumbeats.

ARTS LECTURE

Integrating art forms from different disciplines is now a part of mainstream performance. For this year’s Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp, we’ve not only invited well known professionals to hold workshops on percussion instruments, we’ve also carefully planned lectures that cut across the traditional and the modern, as well as Taiwanese and world cultures. The inclusive events are an opportunity for cultural exchange and for students to move from one art form to another, giving them a more complete understanding of the performance arts. By applying the inspiration from this interdisciplinary approach to percussion performances, the student will ignite his or her creativity when taking to the stage.