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The World Percussion Group

Assembling the world’s elite
Hitting your local percussion community

Directed by Maraca2
  • How many members of the World Percussion Group will be selected?
    Typically there will be 12 members of the WPG selected for WPG. This includes one soloist and one principal. 

  • I am from outside the USA and Europe. Does this mean I can still apply for WPG?
    YES! We only ask that you check if you are eligible to travel within the European Union. All artists are responsible for researching their eligibility to travel in Europe.

  • If I am selected for the WPG, when do I have to pay my course and tour fee and how much is it?
    All course fees are due in full by Wednesday January 2nd 2019. Soloists and Principal members will be on a full scholarship. The 2019 course fee is $3000 which includes accommodation, travel and food. Artists are also financially responsible for getting themselves to the training camp and from the final destination, Southampton, UK.

  • If I am on a scholarship, will I still be financially responsible for getting myself to and from the training camp?
    Yes. You will need to pay for your flights to the training camp and flights back to your place of residence from the last destination on the tour.

  • When will I be able to apply and download the audition pack to join the WPG?
    You will be able to apply around April 2018, when you can log on to our website, apply online and fill in your details. You will then be able to download the audition materials (if you are applying as an ensemble member) and submit your final video.

  • How long will the 2019 Tour last?
    The tour dates are currently Wednesday 27th March 2019 to Saturday 20th April 2019.

  • Are there any benefits to those unsuccessful in the application process?
    Absolutely! We are keen to make this a valuable experience for all applicants and will record all clinics, solo recitals and the final concert. All applicants will have access to these HD videos on our website. In addition all applicants will receive a written report and feedback given by Maraca2. You can also access all media collected from WPG 2016! There is 4 tours worth and an estimated 30 hours footage in HD!

  • Am I able to apply as both a soloist and ensemble player?
    Yes. It is possible to apply online for both positions. There will be a discount on the total fee payable for multiple applications.

  • How many Scholarships will be offered?
    There will be a total of 2 scholarships offered by Maraca2. 1 Principal and 1 Soloist. This is subject to a Maraca2 decision and Scholarships can also be divided according to the dynamic of ensemble. Maraca2's decision is final.

  • As a WPG ensemble member I may be expected to deliver a clinic. What is the target audience of these clinics?
    Yes, this is also correct. Your clinic proposal can be directed towards University level. The topic is totally free choice and open to the unique specialisms of the artists themselves.