The State College Concert Percussion Academy, founded in 2006, is an educational percussion outreach program of the NVS. The program was founded and is instructed by Dr. James Latten (PSU Ph.D. 2003), Professor of Music at Juniata College and principal percussionist of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. SCCPA provides private lessons on all concert percussion instruments, marching percussion, and drum set to students in the State College/ Bellefonte/ Huntingdon/ Lewistown region. A percussion ensemble is also offered. For questions, or to enroll, contact Dr. Latten and SCCPA at 814-643-2871 or at