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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)

Whether you are planning to apply as an ensemble member, soloist or an existing chamber group (duo, trio, quartet), this year's process is exactly the same! You will need to submit a 10-15 minute free choice video submission. We have left the process free for you to showcase your skills on any instrument you like. Try and be as versatile as possible and demonstrate as many skills as you possess.  If you are applying as an ensemble member, it is recommended that you demonstrate your ability to play in a group (in a covid safe environment) and mention a topic which you would like to present should you be selected to deliver a clinic. You are also free to submit a variety of the official WPG excerpts should you wish.

If you want to apply as an existing chamber group and are already in a duo, trio or quartet, you can submit a balanced 10-15 minute free-choice programme. Remember to try something a little creative, unique, or virtuosic... your chance to shine!

Should you find yourself in the position of being unable to subsidise the $75 application fee, please do contact us and we can discuss a further scholarship. A limited number are available but we will always do our best to help.



You can watch the video below to see all of the set audition excerpts as performed live by Maraca2 if you decide to go down that route. You can download the audition pack and backing tracks after you register.



  • 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 from our 'Contact Us' page.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be between 18-32 years old at time of application
  • Applicants may apply as a soloist, ensemble percussionist or as part of an existing ensemble (duo, trio, quartet)
  • Applicants must have access to: High Speed Internet Connection.
  • Access to a modest variety of percussion instruments. (Please check permission from your school if you intend to use their facilities before you apply).
  • High quality audio recording facilities.
  • High quality webcam or DSLR camera to partake in online sessions.
  • Application fees are per entry. (eg $75 for duo/trio/quartet). 30% Discount if you apply before May 1st 2021.
  • Successful applicants must be able to participate in sessions taking place from Monday October 18th 2021 to Sunday October 31st 2021. Due to the nature of this V-Tour you may be required to prepare and record some materials before the actual tour starts. The schedule is somewhat flexible to allow you to take part around your pre-existing commitments (performing or education).


SOLO APPLICATION:
  • 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. (This can take up to 24 hours).
  • Upload your 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 entitled to submit!
You can like and share the official World Percussion Group facebook page to stay up to date with developments surrounding your application. 





ENSEMBLE / PRE-EXISTING CHAMBER GROUP APPLICATION: (apply as an individual, duo, trio, quartet)
  • Visit www.worldpercussiongroup.com.
  • Click the 'Apply Now' tab.
  • Select the relevant application (e.g. 'ENSEMBLE / PRE-EXISTING CHAMBER GROUP').
  • 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. (This can take up to 24 hours).
  • Upload your video to Youtube/Vimeo (free choice approximately 10-15 minutes of length). We advise a balanced programme. Ensemble members can submit official excerpts should you wish (PDF Pack, Mp3 backing tracks and tutorial videos).
  • 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.

You can like and share the official World Percussion Group facebook page to stay up to date with developments surrounding your application. 







If you apply for multiple applications, please check more than one tab under 'Apply' page and follow the on screen instructions.

Audition Deadlines:

Soloist:

Application Person
Application Process
for Soloists
Gray Arrow World Percussion Group Calendar
Registration
Closes July 01, 2021
Gray Arrow World Percussion Group Video Submission
Submit Audition
Video (Free choice)
Gray Arrow World Percussion Group Calendar
Auditions
Close July 05, 2021



Ensemble & Existing Small Chamber Groups: (Individual, Duo, Trio, Quartet)

Application Person
Application Process
for Ensemble Artists
Gray Arrow World Percussion Group Calendar
Registration
Closes July 01, 2021
Gray Arrow World Percussion Group Download Arrow
Download
Audition Pack
(Perform excerpts or free choice )
Gray Arrow World Percussion Group Video Submission
Submit Audition
Video
Gray Arrow World Percussion Group Calendar
Auditions
Close July 05, 2021



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