Online Registration Fees
The 2018 registration is now open. Pre-registration rates are as follows:
$125 Early Bird Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st
$155 Pre-conference Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th
$90 Early Bird First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Oct. 1st 
$125 First Time Attendee Professional Rate
Through Dec. 13th 

College Student Rate
Through Dec. 13th

NOTE:  Anyone registered as a spouse or exhibitor will be ineligible to receive a professional development certificate/credit hours for the events attended during the conference.  

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What Do I Do with My Six Drummers: Using Latin Percussion in Non-Latin Jazz Tunes

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  • Latin percussion instruments are a vital part of the Jazz culture. However, too many musicians don’t understand the approach of using these instruments in non-Latin music genres. These instruments are a great source of color and add to the groove of many other styles.
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  • Marcie Chapa, a noted and passionate percussionist, is gaining an international reputation. Her tenacious talent led her to pursue an early career in the music industry and to attend the illustrious New School for Jazz and Contemporary School of Music, in New York City. By eighteen, Marcie was performing professionally for crowds of thousands. Today Marcie entertains audiences from her home base of Houston to cities all over the world. Realizing her childhood dreams, her credits include tours with Beyoncé and performances with artists such as Michael Brecker, Jay Z, Clay Walker, and Kirk Whalum, to name a few. Marcie also gives back to the community, volunteering countless hours inspiring children and future musicians. Marcie Chapa is a musical force, making a difference both on and off the stage.Meinl percussion and cymbals, Vic Firth, Remo Drum Heads, Taye Drums and Hardware, HipStix, Dualist Drum Pedals.