Program Information

Number of Artists: 1

Grade Levels: 4-5, 6-8, K-2, K-5

Program Length: 40-45 minutes

Ideal Audience Size: Flexible

Maximum Audience Size: Flexible

Setup Time: 2 hours

Breakdown Time: 60 minutes

Technical Requirements: 20' x 15' stage or open area, electrical outlet, darkened room for HOTMINUS, loading assistance

SOL Connections

Music: K.2, K.4, K.6, K.7, K.8, K.9, K.10, K.11, K.12, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 1.11, 1.12, 2.3, 2.7, 2.8, 2.10, 2.11, 3.3, 3.9, 3.10, 3.12, 3.13, 4.8, 4.12, 4.13, 5.3, 5.7, 5.9, 5.11, HS.1, HS.5, HS.6, HS.7, HS.8, HS.9, MS.1, MS.4, MS.5, MS.6, MS.7, MS.8, MS.9

Artists Fees

Fee Notes

Hal Trapkin has retired! We are looking for another high quality percussion program.

Hal Trapkin Presentations

Musical Percussion



Program Type

Community Festivals, Curriculum Materials, Elementary School Assemblies, Family Concerts, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies

Subject Areas

Culture Studies, Folktales, Inventions, Music, Poetry, Social Skills Development, Song Writing, US History

Hal Trapkin has presented his innovative and lively percussion and musical compositions to over one million students. In highly interactive programs, students explore the history of percussion and music in the United States.

HOTMINUS: A History of Teenage Music in the United States (4-College) is a multimedia program that explores American pop music culture from ragtime to the present.

Percussion Discussion (K-college) snares children into learning about the world of percussion in an exciting presentation of demonstrations and audience participation. Sound effects, rocket ships blasting off, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony on the kettle drums, and other surprises leave students and teachers speechless.