Principal Tutor: Chris Brannick


For the first time NLMS will have a resident percussion tutor in 2021 – renowned professional percussionist Chris Brannick, and we are therefore accepting applications from percussionists of all standards. As places will be limited, early application is recommended.

Players will be involved with both orchestras; they will have the opportunity to work as an ensemble and to learn specific techniques from Chris.

Chris will be teaching and refining orchestral skills from the basic to the advanced, with some quirky cheats and tips and extended techniques thrown in. Depending on numbers, the group will also look at music by Steve Reich and John Cage, as well as traditional music from Ghana, Cuba and Brazil. As no background knowledge will be assumed, this will be a chance to build on your strengths if you’re already a percussionist, or to surprise yourself with new skills if you’re not.

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