Percussion Intensive 2021

CYMC 2021 Classical Program is now over!

Thank you to all who participated.

See you in 2022

Meet our Guest Instructors…

Jon May

BA in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern Maine School of Music

Jon May grew up an avid music lover whose passion for the drums and piano eventually had him completing a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. He got the opportunity to play everything from Jazz, Folk, Avant-guard, Rock, Classical, Bee-bop, Country, Funk, R&B, and beyond with such groups as Juno award winner Laila Biali, multiple move award winner Blake Reid, The Mocking Shadows, Juno nominated John Wort Hannam, Break Out West nominated group Sinistrio, Canadian icon Ian Tomas, The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and many, many others. He has toured around the world and is a featured artist in the award-winning documentary, “No Roads In” where he had a lead role in the 2019 Calgary Stampede Grand Stand Show.

Jon’s has been teaching for 20 plus years around North America for different schools and music camps. He is excited to be joining CYMC for the first time to present a brand new Percussion program that has never been seen before!

Week-long Percussion for dedicated young musicians.

Using warm-ups, rudimental technique, and engaging repertoire, percussionists will learn the fundamental skills needed to enjoy performing in situations of all types! Students will gain independence, build confidence, and develop their skills by improving their ability to read music and perform basic structures. Attention will be given to each singer’s individual skill level. Join masterclass instructor Jon for an incredible week of learning, drumming, and fun!

I enjoyed working in groups

– Anthony

I loved how just in two weeks, many things were covered and we were exposed to many different styles of music and other forms of art as well. It gave me new ways to approach my technique. Teachers were inspiring – new ideas for approaching my practice.

– Wendy

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