PSPA 2017 Dates: July 9-15

at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR


Come be a part of the 5th annual Portland Summer Percussion Academy! The camp is open to students ages 11-18.  While we encourage students of all skill levels to attend, those with some prior experience in snare drum, mallet and timpani playing will benefit most. This one week camp will feature sessions on:
– Concert percussion techniques (snare drum, mallets, timpani, and accessories)
– Clinics by Guest Artists
– Solo and Ensemble Performance
– Repertoire discussions
– College Audition preparation and strategies
– Masterclass opportunities for solo performance
– Group rehearsals with a camp-ending concert of percussion ensemble music by participants
– Guest artist concert by the Portland Percussion Group!

PSPA Attendees can now register in whatever configuration suits you best!

$150 Deposit Refundable up to July 1, 2017.


Click the images below for a sample schedule of the daily activities at the PSPA!


PSPA Hosts


Dr. Christopher Whyte

Brett EE Paschal

Brett EE Paschal


2017 Guest Clinicians

Niel DePonte | Orchestral Performance


Alan Keown | Snare Drum Performance


Jeffrey Peyton | Working with Conductors


Matt Savage | Hand Drums


Matthew Keown | Marimba Performance


Mindy Johnston | Gamelan


Christopher Newbury | Drumset


Past PSPA Clinicians Include:

Niel DePonte – Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater
Jonathan Greeney – Oregon Symphony
Mel Brown – Jazz Drumset
Pius Cheung – Marimba
Alan Keown – Snare Drum
Matthew Keown – Chamber Music
Matt Savage – Hand Drums
Dr. Cory Hills – Los Angeles Percussion Group
Dr. WeiChen Lin – Shanghai Symphony, Marimba Virtuoso
Sergio Carreno – Oregon Symphony
Charlie Doggett – Drumset
Alex Odde – West African Drumming
Mindy Johnston – Javanese Gamelan
Jason Palmer – Drumset

For more information, contact Chris Whyte: or call 503.208.6740