Performing and Presenting Opportunities

Unique opportunities for presentations and performances are available each year at NCPP. Please be sure to read below regarding opportunities for this year’s conference. 


Performance Opportunities

Student Performance Opportunity

Students interested in performing at NCPP 2018 should submit the following materials to Dr. Josh Knight and Dr. Lance Drege by March 26, 2018:

1. Name
2. School
3. Undergraduate/Graduate Status
4. Composition Title, Composer, Duration
5. Names of Additional Performers
6. Attached Instructor Letter of Recommendation: Letter should verify full-time status

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Presentation Opportunities

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LIGHTNING TALK SESSION ON TEACHING STRATEGIES:  This session will feature individual talks no longer than 5 minutes on a teaching strategy you have found to be successful. This is a great opportunity to share and learn promising teaching practices. Your talk should focus on a specific strategy that fits within the timeframe. You should plan to provide attendees with a short handout that summarizes your teaching strategy.

HOW-TO PEDAGOGY SESSION:  This session will feature individual talks addressing a pedagogy topic. We will begin with overviews, no longer than 12 minutes, for all attendees. Then, each presenter will move to an assigned a room to allow further discussion and ‘hands-on” demonstrations with attendees. Attendees will have time to move between rooms to learn more about topics of interest. You should plan to provide attendees with a handout covering your topic.

RESEARCH SESSION:  This session will provide an opportunity to share completed research or research in progress that informs our understanding of a range of topics related to percussion pedagogy. This is a great opportunity to share and get feedback on your research. The session will be organized around brief presentations of your research then interaction with conference participants. You should plan to provide attendees with a short handout that summarizes your study.

The last day for submissions is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018. Submissions should be submitted to Joe Shively at and Lisa Rogers at The subject line should indicate NCPP Lightning Talk Proposal or NCPP How-To Proposal or NCPP Research Session Proposal. Include your contact information in the body of the email and attach the proposal as a pdf that includes the title, session format, and session description/abstract (but does not include your name). You will receive notification of your proposal’s status by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018