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Summer Sessions 2024 | Musical Explorations | African Drumming | Open to all Instruments

Thursday, July 11

1:00 pm

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Cost: $30

Experience the energy and excitement of African drumming! This session will be led by Ghanaian master drummer Zorkie Nelson. Zorkie has toured internationally with the Pan-African Orchestra and performed with Wynton Marsalis. All participants will learn how to play various dance rhythms on traditional drums handmade by Zorkie himself.

Open to all instruments 

Open to all levels of playing and experience

Instruments will be provided

Zorkie Nelson

Financial Assistance

No musician has been denied participation in an ESYO ensemble because of financial need. Need based financial assistance is available for this program.  If you have not previously completed a Tuition Assistance form please do so now. Just click on this link to get to the correct page on the ESYO website.  If you have already submitted a form for this season, there is no need to complete a new one.  Once you have completed the form, please email Lisa Stulmaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help in processing your registration.

Summer Sessions

At ESYO's Summer Sessions, you'll study your instrument with professional chamber musicians, learn new skills, enjoy the great outdoors, and make new friends before rehearsals begin.

Sign up for one or more sessions and get a jump start on the 2024-2025 season. Bring your friends! Many of the ESYO Summer Sessions are open to non-ESYO members.