2021 MSM Virtual Percussion Summit

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A five-day event July 12-16 bringing together percussionists from around the world for classes, round table discussions, concerts, and more.

2021 MSM Virtual Percussion Summit

A Message from the Organizers

We invite you to join us for our second MSM Percussion Summit as we emerge together from a hibernation imposed on us by COVID-19.

The response to the first MSM Percussion Summit announced last April at the start of the lock-down was so instantaneous and enthusiastic that we’ve decided to create a second gathering as we begin to come out of this very unusual year for us all.

Last year for the first Summit, we came together in isolation. This year we build on the challenges the percussion community has faced after a year of mostly private practice and study, and join together in forward momentum.

There’s no cure for the passion for percussion — it’s too contagious!

On this page learn about:

Dates & Times
How to Register
Artist Participation
Daily Activities
Where to Ask Questions

“While the world seems to have stalled, it is our time to review the bridges that can be built from the very foundations of the instruments we play, to the performers we are and can become.”

Chair of the Manhattan School of Music Percussion Department


The five-day event will be filled with daily structured class combining repeat training from some artists, and one-time sessions from others.

There will be revelations within and beyond the percussion world in daily round table presentations.

We have planned three concerts – Reunion Concert from Modern Snare Drum Competition Winners, MSM Alumni Concert as well as a Showcase Concert by Kendrick Scott.

The 2021 MSM Percussion Summit intends to draw together the global percussion community for 5 days no matter the time zone, place of origin or time in life.


Tuesday, July 13
6 PM

Reunion Concert: Modern Snare Drum Competition Winners
Riley Barnes
Alyson Rzeszotarski
Kevin Ritenauer
Michael Jarrett
Marcelina Suchocka
Alan Stewart

Short Q and A with artists immediately after the concert

Wednesday, July 14
5:45 PM

Kendrick Scott Showcase Concert

Thursday, July 15
6 PM

Alumni Concert
Mayumi Sekizawa
Waichi Champion
James Larter
Mike Perdue
Jude Traxler

Short Q and A with artists immediately after the concert

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