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The World Percussion Group

Assembling the world’s elite
Hitting your local percussion community

Directed by Maraca2

Audition Process

What you will need to know when applying for WPG?


    If you are planning to audition as a soloist in the WPG then you can submit a 100% free choice video. You will need to provide a 10-15 minute video on any percussion instrument.

    If you wish to apply as an ensemble member, you will need to select only one short excerpt from a Maraca2 programme with the official Maraca2 backing track, a short video clinic presentation and a 5 minute 'free choice' video showcasing perhaps something a little more creative, unique, or virtuosic... Your chance to shine!

    You can watch the video below to see all of the set audition excerpts as performed live by Maraca2.
    These include:

    • Blue Motion by Stephen Whibley (Bars 35-56) - 5 Octave Marimba + Bass Drum.
    • Ykjur Arr. by Maraca2 (Bars 228-284) - 4 1/3 Octave Marimba + Hi-Hats.
    • Zephyr by Stephen Whibley (Bars 109-132) - Vibraphone
    • Pulse & Rhythm Etude by Maraca2. - Snare Drum





      How you can apply on our website.


        The following information is a step-by-step guide to auditioning for the World Percussion Group. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email us on our 'Contact Us' page.


        SOLOIST APPLICATIONS:

        • Visit www.worldpercussiongroup.com.
        • Click the 'Apply Now' tab.
        • Select the relevant application (e.g. 'Soloist').
        • Enter any information required in the box fields.
        • Click 'Proceed to Payment' button.
        • Click the 'Pay Now' link to take you to our processing template.
        • Once your payment has processed you will be able to upload your video.
        • Upload your Solo video to Youtube/Vimeo (approximately 10-15 minutes of length). We advise a balanced programme and also accept short excerpts on an array of instruments.
        • Provide us with the YouTube / Vimeo link.
        • Upload your CV/Resume
        • Upload a high-resolution photo for promotion on the tour.
        • Click 'Submit my application'.
        • That's it! You're done! We will review your application in due course and let you know the result of your application.
        • As an extra perk, you can click on Audition Materials. Although this is not part of the Soloist application, you may find it interesting to watch our video tutorials and audition material that the ensemble members are learning!



        ENSEMBLE APPLICATIONS:

        • Visit www.worldpercussiongroup.com.
        • Click the 'Apply Now' tab.
        • Select the relevant application (e.g. 'Ensemble Player').
        • Enter any information required in the box fields.
        • Click 'Proceed to Payment' button.
        • Click the 'Pay Now' link to take you to our processing template.
        • Once your payment has processed you will be able to download your audition materials. (PDF Pack, Mp3 backing tracks and tutorial videos).
        • Click on 'My Application' and add your audition video links - YouTube or Vimeo (One of the 4 excerpts, a free choice piece and presentation of clinic).
        • Upload your CV/Resume.
        • Upload a high-resolution photo for promotion on the tour.
        • Click 'Submit my application'.
        • That's it! You're done! We will review your application in due course and let you know the result of your application.



        *If you are applying on a Soloist and Ensemble Member basis, you will need to do the same process as the ensemble member but just add your Solo 10-15 minute video link. Thank you and good luck!



        Go for it!!!! What have you got to lose.....