With versatile hand percussionist, Joseph Tayoun.

We borrowed his own event marketing for the blog title. That's how it's billed on Facebook - seemingly the only place this unique educational event is listed online despite taking place every week at an Ivy League institution, the Penn Museum www.pennmuseum.org (Or the University of Pennsylvania Museum for Anthropology and Archaeology). We aren't quite sure how this flies with museum policy, and payment for the workshop was also not clearly advertised nor implemented. But some cash did change hands. Tayoun is certainly a sought after percussionist in Philadelphia and beyond and an active educator. From my experience at the workshop this could most definitely be a more formal offering at any number of schools and cultural institutions. At the session I attended Joe was extremely capable of engaging varying levels of ability while still keeping the pace moving forward. Though the circle won't start up again until the fall, it's definitely the place to come for anyone interested in developing some drumming skills and/or simply taking a break from the grind.

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Sonic Crossroads will be in residence at the SoundScape Festival in Cesena, Italy - July 2018!

 

Our new Central European Music summer study abroad program is now online! Contact us for registration details.

Check out content for each of the four cities!

Budapest

Vienna

Prague

Munich

 

Our current featured composer is Kathryn Woodard whose solo piano work, Royal Portraits will be premiered at the Music by Women Festival in Columbus, MS on March 1. 

 

Check out the video pages for the Anthology of Turkish Piano Music:

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III 

 

View one of our featured titles, "Victory March," here. Also, the excerpt of "Aegean Spring" read at the Midwest Clinic Orchestra Reading session is here!

 

 

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