The World Percussion Group

Assembling the world’s elite

Artistic Director: Tim Palmer (Maraca2 Percussion Duo)

Terms and Conditions

General Conditions:

1.1 The World Percussion Group Tour will take place between October 18th 2021 and October 31st 2021 . All applicants must be available between these times. If you are still in education, please be sure to check with your school or employer as to whether this will be possible.

1.2 The official language of the WPG is English. All participants must be able to speak a relatively high level of English to enable the successful delivery of any potential clinic presentations and effectively conduct themselves during rehearsals.

1.3 The WPG application process is open to percussionists of all nationalities who are between the ages of 18-32 at the time of application. Due to the nature of the V-Tour 2021, there are no travel requirements.


2.1 A non-refundable application fee of $75 will be due online when auditions open. Discounts for multiple auditions are available. *30% discount before May 1st 2021!

2.2 All applicants must provide the following:

(a) a brief resume describing education, performing experience and achievements.

(b) high resolution photo (copyright free).

(c) upload video audition - Free choice or official WPG excerpts at the applicants choice.

2.3 32 finalists will be selected for online interview.

2.4 WPG 2021 V-Tour will be a fully funded experience for all artists.

2.5 WPG reserves the right to withdraw its invitation to join the WPG and alter any elements of the terms and conditions.

2.6 WPG reserves the right to replace artists for any reason (for example, illness, unprofessional behaviour).

WPG Conditions:

2.7 All audition materials will be available for download by April 2021. (Available now). 

2.8 All selected artists give permission for WPG to use their promotional material, recorded footage of clinics, coaching sessions and concerts for the promotion and benefit of WPG to include but not limited to online broadcast and livestream online our social platforms.

2.9 WPG 2021 V-Tour will take place online via Zoom. Coaching sessions, classes, clinics and all other events will be on this platform and some maybe broadcast and / or streamed live.

3.0 WPG requires applicants have a stable, high quality internet connection, good quality sound and video facilities for coaching sessions and all related WPG activities. Further guidance will be given nearer the time.

3.1 A rehearsal space will be required to take part in the tour and you will need access to equipment. (eg marimba, vibraphone and any other specialist equipment). Should you wish to use your educational establishments facilities, please do check before applying. WPG will not be liable for any hire costs.

3.2 WPG reserves the right to assign WPG members at their discretion.

3.3 WPG allows artists to continue their daily schedule including education. Please see schedule for a rough guide. You will be expected to attend the majority of sessions and thus, please do check with your institutions if you will be given leave to partake in WPG 2021.

3.4 WPG members will be selected by Artistic Director Tim Palmer. This decision is final.

3.5 Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism when touring as part of the WPG. A ‘World Percussion Group’ code of conduct is published on our website. Non-adherence to these standards can result in termination of a member’s activity. Any fees paid by this member will not be refunded.

3.6 Precise dates and schedules are subject to change.

3.7 The WPG schedule is set for October 2021, however, your activities will require preparation before the tour such as rehearsals and recordings. These will take place in the Summer months.

3.8 WPG members will be working with heavy instruments and equipment. Touring may expose all members to risk of physical and / or emotional injury. WPG may not be found responsible for claims arising to personal injury, property damage, distress/emotional or physical injury.

3.9 If members apply for both solo and ensemble positions and are successful in both, the artist can choose which position that they wish to take. It is not possible to accept multiple roles within the ensemble.

4.0 Should the selected artists be endorsed by any companies, it is the artists responsibility to acquire those instruments.

4.1 WPG will not be held liable for any damages to equipment or facilities during the tour. Any damage to the instruments/facilities are the sole responsiblity of the Artists.

4.2 WPG will ask all selected artists to sign a final terms and conditions declaration. WPG also reserves the right to change the above clauses up until this point.

4.3 WPG will not be held responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items for the duration of the tour. It is the sole responsibility of the Artists. 

4.4 Coaching sessions will be recorded and a limited amount of these sessions will be available to the general public and applicants. This is at the discretion of the WPG.