JUNE 4-10, 2023

This summer we are thrilled to announce our 8th Sandbox Percussion Seminar taking place at The News School College of the Performing Arts. The seminar will take place from June 4th-10th, with each participant rehearsing and performing alongside a member of Sandbox Percussion. The seminar will also feature masterclasses and workshops led by members of Sandbox, as well as composer Amy Beth Kirsten, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and choreographer Francesca Harper. Our goal is to provide students with a unique and immersive learning experience that will expose them to new perspectives in creative careers.


The application is available here along with a little more information. 

Guests artists include: 



In this intensive, week-long experience, students will have the opportunity to learn, rehearse, and perform alongside Sandbox Percussion through daily rehearsals, coachings, and workshops. Students will be divided into multiple chamber groups, each consisting of one member of Sandbox Percussion and 2 – 4 participants. These groups vigorously rehearse a concentrated selection of repertoire for several hours each day – learning and experiencing first-hand how the members of Sandbox Percussion prepare repertoire for performance. Each chamber group presents their piece in a culminating marathon public performance for the entire Summer Seminar community at the conclusion of the week.

Students will also attend evening master classes and lectures with Sandbox Percussion to learn about both the creative and administrative aspects of running a successful chamber music ensemble. Each day, a guest artist will present a class on their art and their career path. This year, we will be joined by composer Amy Beth Kirsten, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and choreographer Francesca Harper.

Please note that students must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, 2023 in order to participate in the Summer Seminar.

Application Process


  • March 15, 2023 / Early Decision
  • April 21, 2023 / Regular Decision

All students must submit an application below and will be required to provide the following:

-Written OR selfie-style video response (approximately 250 words OR a 1-minute video) explaining why you want to come to the Sandbox Percussion Seminar, what you are hoping to learn, and what you are hoping to share.

-Links to recordings (preferably video) of 2 examples of your best playing. 1 of the examples should be on a pitched percussion instrument.

Tuition and Housing

Cost of attendance is $995 for the entire week, and includes all rehearsals, master classes, lectures, and performances.  

Housing is also available to students at an additional cost; you may indicate your interest in housing on the application form.