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
Head Changing and Clearing
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:
On Campus Option: Gruenhagen Conference Center (dormitory style): $40/night for single occupancy. Call the Gruenhagan front desk (920-424-1106) to reserve a room. Be sure to mention that you are attending the Two Rivers Timpani Summit
Where can I eat?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information