Brief Description:TRAPS Ensemble is a drum ensemble program for students looking to learn the fundamentals of drumming in the context of learning and performing modern music.
Mission and Purpose Brief:
Summit Music Center has developed an ensemble program, with both educational and performance aspects, to be launched in the first quarter of 2020. The program is called “The Rudimental Accents Program at Summit,” or the TRAPS Ensemble.
TRAPS Ensemble is a drum ensemble program for students looking to learn the fundamentals of drumming in the context of learning and performing modern music.
TRAPS Ensemble is one part ensemble performance, one part basic percussion education, and one part live modern music remixer. Students use electronic percussion and other related digital instruments to recreate the beats of modern trap, rap, dance, and pop hits, but also “breaks” of legendary soul and funk samples, made popular by classic hits, as well as the “street beats” and cadences of drum corps and drumline. This is accomplished by teaching basic percussion skills, techniques, and rudiments through the breaking apart of these beats and rhythms in to separate pieces, much like a marching band or New Orleans Second Line. Participants learn the fundamentals of music and teamwork while tapping into their own unique creativity.