The Zildjian Company sponsored a cymbal testing day at the annual Berklee College of Music Percussion Festival, June 16-20.
The event was full of hands-on instruction from Berklee’s world-class faculty, as well as performance-based activities such as concerts, clinics, masterclasses and jam sessions in a wide range of musical styles. Areas of specialty included jazz drum set, rock drum set, fusion drum set, funk drum set, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian drum set, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian hand percussion, West African hand percussion, orchestral percussion, vibraphone, marimba, and steel pan.
The program featured guest artists such as Victor Lewis and Calixto Oviedo Mulens.
In addition to improving their skills and practical methods, the Percussion Festival attendees got to know Boston, New England’s hub of culture and academia, and a taste of what it takes to succeed in music.