A week-long drum camp held on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan with Final Performances at the Union Cabaret & Grille.
The Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive is a week-long drum camp held on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The focus here is jazz drumming for all ages and levels. (10-70+ years!)
During the week, students will learn new music during rehearsals and performances with various professional rhythm sections, a vocalist a horn player, and a drum choir. Students participate in a number of activities including:
Jazz Rhythm Section Concepts: Study classic rhythm sections, learn tunes and gain valuable experience working with a world-class rhythm section from New York City.
Drum Set Master Classes: Set up, tuning, ride cymbal focus, time,
comping, brushes, soloing, independence, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and much more…
Listening and Analysis: Study the styles of important jazz drummers.
Drum Set Choir: Perform as part of a drum set ensemble.
Evening Jam Sessions: Jam with other students and staff.
Skype Master Classes: Have included Billy Hart, Will Kennedy, Tommy Igoe, Carl Allen, Chuck Silverman, Clarence Penn, Adam Nussbaum, Carter McLean, Matt Wilson, Peter Retzlaff, Donny McCaslin, Sammy K, Andrew Rathbun, Phil Maturano, Derico Watson, Geoff Clapp and Quincy Davis.
Personal Health: Focus on personal development through confidence and healthy choices
The Staff includes talented drummers from around the U.S. who are Keith’s past and present WMU students
The Pro Rhythm Sections include Keith’s New York City trio TRI-FI, and all-stars from around the country.
Full dormitory housing and cafeteria services are available.
The Final Concerts are held at The Union Cabaret and Grille in downtown Kalamazoo.