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Friday, October 3, 2008

KoSA 13 Announces Camp Scholarship Winners


Castleton, Vermont August 7, 2008 ĺ─ţ The thirteenth edition of the KoSA
International Percussion Workshops and Festivals was held July 30th to
August 3rd 2008 at Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont.

For the fourth consecutive year, KoSA awarded full scholarships to
attend their annual event. This was done as an international contest
in collaboration with Modern Drummer Magazine.

The prize package included full tuition, as well as room and board.
Winning entries were chosen on the basis of the excellence of their
200-word essay describing why attending KoSA's Workshop was important
to them.

Five full-time scholarships were awarded to: David Cifelli (NJ,
USA...photo at left), Maxwill Gratzer (NC, USA), Adam Jones (MI, USA),
Tony Mortillaro (CA, USA) and Daniel Reiff (Ont.Canada). The 2008 KoSA
Scholarships are courtesy of the following companies: Evans, Hudson
Music, Mapex, ProMark, and Tama

This year's winners experienced a thrilling week of intense, hands-on
percussion training with some of the finest artists in the world,
including: Memo Acevedo, Cyro Baptista, Ignacio Berroa, Mario
DeCiutiis, Kenwood Dennard, Marc Dicciani, Dom Famularo, Gordon
Gottlieb, Arnie Lang, Marco Lienhard, Aldo Mazza, Allan Molnar,
Jonathan Mover, Emil Richards, Jim Royle, Bobby Sanabria, Rajna
Swaminathan, Chester Thompson, Glen Velez, Michael Wimberly with
Mamadou Dahoułę and Nancy Zeltsman. Winners also were able to perform
with the KoSA rhythm section: Oscar Stagnaro on bass and Rafael Alcala
on piano.

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