Save the Date for next years summit. April 5-7, 2019

Mission Statement:  “To inspire and educate through a high-quality musical experience focused on rhythm and sound engineering for students, musicians, and the community”


Check out highlights from the 2018 Summit:



“Blown away by what was happening at Terra State and the artists in attendance.  Caught a glimpse of the event on social media and demanding an invite for next year.”
David Wish, CEO and Founder of Little Kids Rock

“Thank you to everyone at The Midwest Rhythm Summit for hosting this incredibly well organized, staffed and executed event – I look forward to contributing to the growth of this outstanding learning opportunity for so many. Any musician can benefit from this well rounded educational format that blends traditional academic music study, technology, practical application and perhaps most importantly of all, modern entrepreneurial musicianship. It all comes down to inspiration, and being of service to ensure the vital crafts of our culture endure and thrive. In this way TMRS is poised to make an idellable mark.”
Andy Irvine, musician, author, educator.

“Thank you so very much for inviting us to join this incredible event.  The Midwest Rhythm Summit was first class from the welcome to the goodbye!  We had a wonderful time and enjoyed visiting with the music industry professionals.  Several took time to tell us their story, how they got into the music industry which was fascinating. We enjoyed seeing the talent that was there!  Michael Coldiron enjoyed visiting with many of the guitarists and even the gentleman that made the custom guitars. What an honor for the college and the community. You and your team scored a home run in this event.”
Jana Zetti

“Best quote all weekend was a student telling me how nervous he was to ask for an autograph from Chuck Rainy.  He showed me his autographed book (still trembling) and just kept saying “this is so awesome…this is so awesome!”
Beth Bower, Terra State Community College

“Still buzzing from an awesome weekend at the inaugural Midwest Rhythm Summit at @terrastate. Special thanks to the amazing staff and to @mikeczec for the invite.”
Mike Dawson, musician, producer, managing editor, Modern Drummer Magazine

“Congratulations to EVERYONE of you that dreamed this, schemed this, and sacrificed untold extra unpaid hours into making this happen!  Those that missed this in part or in whole, REALLY missed out on one of the most important events any State Community College can host, other than commencement!   Terra SCC and the community are enriched by your many efforts!  Best wishes for many more successful events in the future!”
Jeff Adams, Terra State Community College

“This is Ross.  I just wanted to say you did a great job with the summit.  I really had a very, very nice time.  I also want to thank you for making me feel at home.  You and your staff were so nice.  I also want to let you know that I’ve already post on the SEN teachers Lounge forum letting everyone know just how much fun this was.  I look for to talking to you soon. Thanks again!”

“The inaugural Midwest Rhythm Summit was an amazing success. We had unbelievable support and participation from the talented clinicians. Again, Terra State Community College proudly served our students and community, with the partnership of Bass Gear Magazine. Mark your calendars for the 2019 Midwest Rhythm Summit – April 5-7.”
Dean Cory Stine, Terra State Community College

Great job making moments like this happen everyone!


The Midwest Rhythm Summit is an education-oriented experience focusing on bass and drums that will bring vendors, students and artists together for three days.  Nationally recognized artists will present master classes, clinics and live product demos!


This summit is geared toward rhythm enthusiasts from all walks of life – from high school and college students to professional musicians and gear heads!


April 5-7, 2019


Terra State Community College

Be part of an amazing musical experience – the Midwest Rhythm Summit 2019!