A former principal percussionist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Edward Atkatz has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. Over the past two years while living in Los Angeles, Edward has played on several movie scores, including “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “Up”. He has also participated in the St. Barts Music Festival since 2000. Prior to winning his Chicago Symphony position in 1997, he was a member of the New World Symphony in Florida. He is currently on faculty at Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida.
Don’t miss your chance to study with Ted during an upcoming TAPS (Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar)!
TAPS is a week-long percussion seminar, covering a wide variety of musical styles, instruments, and approaches. Our faculty will each give master classes, performances, and private lessons. Students will participate in percussion ensemble rehearsals, with a public performance at the end of the week. Two mock auditions will be held, one for high school level students, and one for college students, with the winners receiving prizes from our sponsoring companies. Students will have an opportunity to get to know our faculty through working together, but also through shared meals and social outings.
More info on TAPS here: www.tedatkatz.com