Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Inspiring student leaders since 1978

DMA will be back for 2024! We have 6 workshops this summer — see you there!

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Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Inspiring student leaders since 1978

DMA will be back for 2024! We have 6 workshops this summer — see you there!

Work at DMA! — Join "Impact" Team

The IMPACT Team is a wonderful opportunity for college students to gain valuable teaching experience as interns at DMA Workshops!

Drum Major Academy

Workshops 2024

PLEASE NOTE: All DMA Workshop locations can pay outstanding balances on CampBrain.

We cover a full curriculum.
There’s a lot to it.

Our curriculum has been perfected over our 4-decade history. We teach 4 core concepts of marching music leadership.

Every student receives personalized instruction & feedback, and practices teaching & commanding their peers—a key component of a successful Drum Major.

Here's how.

The days of “floor, door, window, ceiling” are long gone. Marching band conducting follows an established rubric.

We teach teaching: how to “clean” with the DMA procedure. Using marching basics, students learn observation & teaching skills.

Every Drum Major must understand when and how to give the proper commands. Effective communication is crucial.

Being a leader means going the extra mile. It’s raising your hand “as high as you can” and then raising it 2 inches higher.

We work with the best.
You can, too.

We’ve assembled a team of world class music educators over our 40+ year history. Our workshops are taught by university professors and high school band directors.

Our staff bring their years and decades of experience to every one of our workshops. Our students get 1-on-1, hands-on training with music educators at the top of their field.

Learn from the best.

Drum Major Academy

Featured Guest Clinicians

Guest Clinician Tim Lautzenheiser.

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim is Chair of the NAfME Music Honor Society and adjunct faculty member at Ball State, Purdue/Fort Wayne & Butler U.

Heidi Sarver, DMA Lead Teacher.

Heidi Sarver

Heidi I. Sarver is a Professor of Music and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Delaware.

Scott O’Neil

Scott is a conductor, arranger, orchestrator, and radio music educator based in Colorado.

Dr. Lauren Reynolds, DMA Lead Teacher.

Dr. Lauren Reynolds

Lauren Reynolds is Associate Professor of Music & Director of Concert Bands at the University of Delaware.

Leadership is a defining quality. We define it.​

We inspire our students to lead, learn, and grow. And we do it by igniting a fire in our students, driving each of them to become their fullest self.

Every student is overflowing with potential, if you know how to help them reach it.

We build leaders.

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Calling all Northeast Drum Majors! DMA will be at Westfield State in Massachusetts on July 26-29 — the only workshop we are offering in New England.