• The U of M Alumni Percussion Ensemble

    It was wonderful to reminisce and to make some new memories!

  • The one and only:

    Tony Cyre!

    Class of 1978!

  • To know him is to love him!

    Alain Guilmette

  • Mark Sawatzky

    laying down the groove!

  • Laying it down, every time!

    Byron Wood

  • Noah Slusky

    Making it happen!

Percussion Workshop

Last year was the 6th PPW event, but the first with our new partners, the Manitoba Band Association and the Desautels Faculty of Music!

 This year’s workshop will run from August 7-10, 2018

The workshop starts at 8:45am and runs until 3:30pm each afternoon.

 The Prairie Percussion Workshop is a summer program designed for both beginner and advanced middle and high school percussionists.  Groups of students are divided into like-classes in order to give beginner students the technical skills they need and the confidence to being playing percussion and advanced students the challenges to their development that will help them push beyond their basic skills and open up opportunities for further development.


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Featuring instrument specific technical classes, guest artists, masterclass opportunities as well as ensemble rehearsals and performances, this workshop addresses the needs of the student as a well rounded percussionist, and provides contact with at least 10 different professional instructors and performers. The teacher to student ratio is 1:3 The Prairie Percussion Workshop features individualized instruction, specialized instructors and guest artists in all of the areas of percussion. Join us this summer to discover all of the possibilities that percussion has to offer!

Past Guest Artists



Brandon University

Eric has been with us for the past three years as a guest artist on Drum Set and World Percussion. We are looking forward to having him back for the 2015 workshop!


McGill University

Ben was with us for the first and third workshops and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this year!


Winnipeg Symphony

Brendan Thompson has joined us as a timpani instructor and is the current principal timpanist of the WSO!

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Tentative Schedule for 2017!

(subject to change depending on artist/guest schedules)