Michigan Youth Percussion Ensemble
Last updated 5/15/23
The Michigan Youth Percussion Ensemble (MYPE) welcomes percussionists from across the region to work with U-M Percussion faculty and graduate students in engaging, percussion-ensemble repertoire. MYPE students will gain experience on a variety of percussion instruments, as well as performing twice a season in a variety of performance halls of the University of Michigan campus, including Hill Auditorium!
(5/15/23) Make-Up MYPE Auditions Available!
Make-Up Applications for MYPE’s 2023-2024 Season are now available! Information on make-up auditions can be found in the “Auditions | Eligibility” section below. Questions? Contact the Office of Engagement & Outreach at email@example.com.
Time: Sundays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Hankinson Rehearsal Hall
E. V. Moore Building
(U-M North Campus, 1100 Baits Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
*This is a tentative schedule that closely resembles the time commitment students can expect during the MYE Season. A finalized schedule will be posted in May 2023.
CO-DIRECTOR – DOUG PERKINS
Associate Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies
Doug Perkins is a percussionist, producer, and conductor declared a “percussion virtuoso” by the New York Times. He has appeared at venues of all types including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to the Alaskan Tundra. Perkins premiered over 100 works and with such composers as David Lang, Paul Lansky, John Luther Adams, Tristan Perich, Christian Wolff, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Steve Reich. He founded So Percussion, the Meehan/ Perkins Duo, and performs regularly with Ensemble Signal, among others. Perkins’ acclaimed recordings can be heard on the Bridge, Cantaloupe, Harmonia Mundi, New Focus, New World, and Nonesuch labels.
Perkins is Associate Professor of Percussion/ Director of Percussion at the University of Michigan. He previously taught at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Dartmouth College, and was Director of the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar and endorses Black Swamp Percussion, Pearl/ Adams, Remo, Vic Firth, and Zildjian instruments, sticks, and mallets.
CO-DIRECTOR – IAN ANTONIO
Assistant Professor of Percussion
Percussionist Ian Antonio’s breadth of experience – concertizing across four continents with a wide variety of chamber ensembles, orchestras, experimental rock bands, avant-garde theatre companies, and as a soloist, conductor, and educator – has led him to develop a unique sound and approach to both performing and teaching. Ian is a co-director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, a collective of composers, performers and improvisers dedicated to adventurous music-making. He is also a member of the percussion ensemble Talujon and a former founding member of the piano percussion quartet Yarn/Wire and Zs. His playing is frequently featured at prestigious venues across the globe, including Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Edinburgh International Festival, Barbican Centre, and Shanghai Symphony Hall. Ian’s recorded performances can be heard on over 50 albums released by the Nonesuch, Carrier, Kairos, Warp, Tzadik, and Unseen Worlds record labels, among many others.
Auditions | Eligibility
Make-Up Applications for Michigan Youth Percussion Ensemble’s 2023-2024 Season are due
5:00 P.M. SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2023
Make-Up Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30.
2023-2024 MICHIGAN YOUTH PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE MAKE-UP APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
- Complete the 2023-2024 Michigan Youth Ensembles Application via the button below.
- Select your preferred audition time from the options listed on the application. Auditions for MYPE will be held IN-PERSON in the Earl V. Moore Music Buidling on Saturday, July 29, 2023.Students will receive their assigned audition date and time on Friday, July 21, 2023.
- Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify based on financial need (contact Engagement & Outreach Staff for more information).
- Prepare specific audition materials based for an in-person audition (click HERE for percussion requirememts).
Students interested in the Michigan Youth Percussion Ensemble must be enrolled in grades 9 (nine) through 12 (twelve) for the 2023-2024 academic year.
For questions about applications, audition requirements, or the audition process, feel free to contact SMTD Engagement & Outreach Staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition | Fees | Scholarships
Participant – $330.00
Non-refundable application fee – $30
A discounted tuition rate of $330.00 per additional ensemble is available for musicians who participate in multiple ensembles. This discount is applied to the ensemble of equal or lesser value.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100,000 or under in the previous calendar year, or with special circumstances due to the pandemic. To be considered you must upload your financial aid materials by the application deadline as part of your application. This includes:
- Monthly Expenses
- Previous Year’s Tax Return
- Statement of Need
Full refunds of MYE tuition are only available before the first regularly scheduled rehearsal of the current concert season. Those wishing to learn more about the MYE Refund Policy can do so by clicking here: SMTD Engagement and Outreach refund policy
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