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The World Percussion Group

Assembling the world’s elite

Artistic Director: Tim Palmer (Maraca2 Percussion Duo)

WPG European Tour Details


The World Percussion Group is back for 2020!! Why not audition for the World's leading touring percussion group? 

We are looking for percussionists, drummers and composers worldwide and will select a total of an estimated 14 members to form the WPG 2020 European Tour. These members will tour Universities and Conservatoires in the UK, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Russia and Estonia. The group will deliver clinics, masterclasses, lessons and performances. The tour will last from Tuesday 1st September 2020 to Wednesday 23rd September 2020. 

As a WPG 2020 member, you will have the opportunity to perform and deliver clinics at the Royal College of Music, London, Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Leeds College of Music, Leeds and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn.

The repertoire selected for the WPG will comprise of new works, arrangements and the World Premiere of a piece composed by the selected WPG Composer-in-Residence 2020. The group will convene prior to the tour for an estimated 4-day training course. The rehearsal venue will be located in the UK where participants will prepare the final showcase concert and work alongside a roster of World renowned mentors, to structure an effective clinic, which they will present on the tour.

The selected soloist for WPG 2020 will deliver a solo recital and will perform as soloist with the World Percussion Group.

Transportation to European destinations includes the award winning P&O Cruises Flagship 'Azura'. Here you can enjoy traveling in style, award winning food, relax on days at sea and indulge in Black tie events in the evening. The perfect opportunity to network with like-minded members of the WPG! A Day off in Germany will allow you to travel into Berlin for some much needed rest and sightseeing. We will also make a port call to St. Petersburg, Russia, where you will have two days to relax and explore. (Visa likely required if you disembark the ship, advise official P&O Tours).

View what our 2017 Artists had to say about their cruise experience below and see what life is like onboard.






WPG Audition Deadlines 

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 *NEW

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