Tócalo Tucson 2020

“Tócalo Tucson – Great students, great facilities, and a great host. Don’t miss the next one!”

– Bob Becker (NEXUS, Steve Reich Ensemble)

Tócalo Tucson 2020

“…a great way for percussionists to go deep into Chamber music and your own musicianship!”

– Anders Åstrand

Tócalo Tucson 2020

“…sharing in the positive spirit displayed by each and every participant was a special treat!”

– Bill Cahn (NEXUS, Eastman School of Music)

Tócalo Tucson 2020

“…a must-experience event for young composers and percussionists!”

– Matthew Burtner

Tócalo Tucson 2020

“…such an easy recommendation to make – check out Tócalo!”

– Casey Cangelosi

Russell Hartenberger

Tócalo Tucson 2020 featured Guest Artist

(NEXUS Percussion Ensemble, Steve Reich Ensemble)

Quey Percussion Duo

Tócalo Tucson 2020 featured Guest Artist

Tim Broscious and Gene Koshinski
(Artists in Residence, University of Minnesota, Duluth)

Gene Koshinski

“On the Precipice” 2020 Composition Artist

“Koshinski moves effortlessly between various musical genres”
– Percussive Notes

Third Annual Tócalo Tucson!

Summer Chamber Percussion Seminar

June 5-13, 2020
University of Arizona, Fred Fox School of Music

Morris Palter, Seminar Founder and Director

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Tócalo Tucson 2020 has been canceled. All of us are saddened by this, but it is a necessary precaution that must be taken. We will, however, be back better than ever in 2021! Please stay tuned for exciting announcements regarding our 2021 guest artists. Until then, stay safe, and keep practicing!

Tócalo Tucson is a week-long chamber percussion and composition seminar held at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

In conjunction with our Chamber Percussion Program, Tócalo Tucson 2020 will again feature the “On the Precipice” Composition Residency Program. Please see all the details under the “PROGRAMS” header. Our 2020 guest faculty include Russell Hartenberger and the Quey Duo (Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious). Both Russell and Gene will also work with composers in the composition program.

Over the course of eight days, program participants will work closely with faculty in small chamber settings preparing notable works for performance on two dedicated concerts in Crowder Concert Hall, Friday, June 12th (“On the Precipice” Composition Residency Concert), and Saturday, June 13th (Tócalo Tucson Chamber Percussion Concert), 2020. These concerts are FREE admission.

The daily schedule will include two to three different rehearsal blocks, and a masterclass presented by one of our guest artists. Over the course of the week, private lessons will also be provided to participants, and optional group hikes, and visits to local Tucson landmarks will also occur. Of course, there will be personal practice time throughout the day!



Ready to spend a week learning exciting literature, working with world-class teachers, and performing an amazing finale concert?

Tȯcalo Tucson 2020 awaits…


Ready to spend a week workshopping your composition, work with world-class composers and performers to get it just right, and hear your piece performed?

“On the Precipice” 2020 awaits…

Chamber Music Fans!

Would you like to observe clinics, rehearsals, master classes, AND attend our opening night party? The Friends of Tócalo Pass is for you!

Or, if you just wish to observe one or two of our festival events, you can watch any clinic or master class for just $30.

Purchase a Friends of Tócalo pass or a single event pass soon!




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