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The World Percussion Group

Assembling the world’s elite

Artistic Director: Tim Palmer (Maraca2 Percussion Duo)

Audition Process

What you will need to know when applying for WPG (Audition Dates at Bottom of Page)

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!

If you wish to apply for Composer-in-Residence then you will need to submit PDF scores of a sample of your compositions (At least one must involve Percussion), Mp3's, videos, midi files and any supporting materials you feel support your application.

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



  • 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






    Take a moment to watch a couple of Successful Previous Audition Tapes:



Cameron Leach - WPG 2017 Co-Principal



Jaime Esposito - WPG 2016 Artist






Bryce Turner - WPG 2019 Artist



       

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 applicants 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.




COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS:
  • Visit www.worldpercussiongroup.com.
  • Click the 'Apply Now' tab.
  • Select the relevant application (e.g. 'Composer').
  • 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 composition portfolio (PDF Scores and Recordings if possible - Midi is acceptable).
  • Provide us with a dropbox/online sharing platform link to your scores, recordings and any videos that you may wish to support your application.
  • 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 apply for multiple applications, please check more than one tab under 'Apply' page and follow the on screen instructions.



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

Soloist

Application Person
Application process
for soloists
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Registration
Closes May 1, 2020,
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Submit Audition Video
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Auditions
Close May 18, 2020


Ensemble

Application Person
Application process
for Ensemble Artists
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Registration
Closes May 1, 2020
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Download Audition Pack
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Submit Audition Video
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Auditions
Close May 18, 2020



Composer-In-Residence 

Application Person
Application process
for Composers
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Registration
Closes April 1, 2020
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Submit Composition 
Portfolio Deadline
April 1, 2020
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Commission Start Date,
April 8, 2020
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Final Commission Submitted
July 1, 2020