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MAHWAH, NJ—A new Brazilian Percussion Camp for high school students is being offered at Ramapo College this summer. Families are invited to an Information Session to meet with the camp instructor, Amarildo Santos Costa, a percussionist and music instructor from the City of Salvador in Bahia and Ramapo College’s director of the Brazilian Percussion Ensemble. Upcoming Information Sessions led by Mr. Costa are scheduled on Thursday, March 23, 7-7:45 p.m. in BC-206 and Sunday, May 21, 5:30-6:15 p.m. in H-129.

The new Brazilian Percussion Camp is a high-energy class that explores the exciting polyrhythmic musical styles of Brazil through percussive instruments and call-and-response singing and movement. Students master several polyrhythmic pieces representing different musical genres and learn about the rich cultural background of these Brazilian musical traditions. The program is designed to strengthen students’ confidence, improvisation and performance skills.

Additional summer 2017 camp programs at Ramapo College for high school age youth include Art Portfolio Preparation, CompTIA A+ Computer Camp, Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program, Game Design for Teens, Numerical Analysis Camp, Programming/Data Science Camp, Ramapo Explorers-Theater Camp, SAT Prep Plus College Immersion, and a 3-credit online Web Site Development pre-college course. For program dates or to sign up for an Information Session, contact the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at 201-684-7370 or visit

The Ramapo College of New Jersey summer academic and theater programs for high school students are directed by the College’s Center for Innovative and Professional Learning. The Center supports postgraduate professional education, workforce development, and alternative learning. The Center also engages in internal and external educational partnerships to advance the College, and provides innovative continuous learning opportunities for community members of all ages.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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