Who is Two Rivers Timpani Summit (TRTS) for?

TRTS is for students and educators who want an immersive, in-depth experience with timpani. We will cover all of basics--stoke types, ear training, articulations, rolls, pedaling, and more! We will also talk about maintaining the instruments--replacing heads, clearing, and mallet wrapping. Finally, we will discuss timpani repertoire--orchestral, wind ensemble, and solo. Attendees will work closely with TRTS faculty through a series of clinics, hands-on workshops, and performances.

How old do I need to be to attend?

Participants must be 18 or older to attend TRTS.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Though subject to change, here is what you can expect:

Sunday, June 14th

12 - 1: Registration and Orientation

Fundamentals: Setting Up, Sound Concepts, Stroke Concepts, Articulations, Rolls

Ear Training I

Welcome Dinner featuring Wisconsin Bratwurst and Cheese Curds (vegetarian/vegan option available)

Evening Recital: TRTS Solo Timpani Competition Finals

Monday, June 15th

Advanced Concepts: Pedaling, Dampening, Muting, Cross Sticking and Shifting

Ear Training II

Repertoire: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Solo

Afternoon Recital: TRTS Faculty

Repertoire Instruction and Masterclass

Evening Activity: Visit Lake Michigan Shoreline and Beach Picnic (weather permitting)

Tuesday, June 16th

Mallet Making

Head Changing and Clearing

Basic Maintenance 

Session Wrap Up

4:00: TRTS ends

What does my enrollment fee include?

Your fee includes participation in all clinics and workshops, materials, a TRTS t-shirt, a welcome dinner (Sunday), a beach picnic (Monday), continental breakfast, and a trip to Lake Michigan (weather permitting).

Where can I stay?

There are numerous housing options:

Where can I eat?

There is an on-campus cafeteria that's within walking distance. There are other numerous restaurants and fast food options a short drive from campus.

Where can I park?

Parking passes are available for $3/day. Please let us know if you would like to purchase and for how many days.

What's there to do in Oshkosh?

A short drive away are Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers) and Door County!

What if I have any other questions?

Please email Bill Shaltis (wmshltis@memphis.edu) for more information