Northland Timpani Summit with Jason Haaheim


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Dates: July 1 - July 6, 2019. No classes on July 4.

July 1, Deliberate Practice Bootcamp, 6:00-8:45

July 2, Northland Timpani Seminar, 1:30-4:30

Deliberate Practice Bootcamp, 6:00-8:45

July 3, 9:30-4:30

July 4 ? no scheduled classes

July 5 ? 9:30-4:30

July 6 ? 9:30-4:00

Are you a timpanist aspiring to hone your approach to excerpts, audition-taking, and refining your sound? The Northland Timpani Summit is for you. I'm thrilled to be returning to my native Minnesota to host this five-day intensive seminar. We'll have MacPhail's beautiful recital hall all to ourselves with my personal Adams Dresden Classics. I'll also have a ton of my custom timpani mallets available to try. Over 5 days, we'll dig deep into all aspects of professional timpani and auditioning, including sessions on: Timpani Fundamentals and Technique, Developing and Refining Your Sound, Timpani Head Mounting and Clearing, Deliberate Practice, Audition Preparation and Strategy, Peak Performance Psychology, and much more. Dean Borghesani of the Milwaukee Symphony and new Principal Timpanist, Erich Rippel of the Minnesota Orchestra are scheduled to give clinics as well. Attendees will also be encouraged to perform excerpts from the core timpani repertoire for the group in a masterclass format. And we're including an evening dinner/hang with area pros and expert auditioners. Please consider joining us in Minneapolis this July!

Daily schedule, TBA.

The Deliberate Practice Bootcamp is included in the cost of registration, and participants are highly encouraged to attend these sessions; subsequent topics in the Northland Timpani Summit will assume that attendees have experienced the Bootcamp.

Click here to learn more about the Deliberate Practice Bootcamp.

Out-of-town participants are responsible for finding their own hotel accommodations and meals. MacPhail is located in downtown Minneapolis within walking distance of light rail transit for easy transportation to and from the airport.

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For Mr. Haaheim's bio you can visit his website at

Suggested Reading:
Deliberate Practice Overview
Geoff Colvin: Talent is Overrated
Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
Anders Ericsson: Peak

Testimonials: "Jason's Timpani Summit last year made a HUGE difference in how I tackle the audition process. I credit the implementation of Jason's deliberate practice and organizational concepts as major factors in my recent audition successes. The detail of the presentation -- in both theory and execution -- taught me so much and gave me all the information I needed to tailor together a vastly more effective preparation process.
Alex Wadner -- former principal timpanist, New World Symphony; consistent timpani audition finalist, and trialist with Minnesota Orchestra

"The Northland Timpani Summit was one of the most beneficial seminars I've ever attended. It gave me the tools to overcome self doubt and revolutionize my practice. After attending the seminar, I advanced at 4 auditions in a row from not advancing at all, and was able to effectively apply the knowledge in preparation for 7 auditions."
Alex Artale -- principal timpanist, Boise Philharmonic

Hotels within walking distance of MacPhail:

Marriott Residence Inn at Depot - 1 block
Renaissance Hotel at the Depot - 2 blocks
Aloft Minneapolis - 5 blocks
Radisson Red - 4 blocks

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