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The World Percussion Group

Assembling the world’s elite

Artistic Director: Tim Palmer (Maraca2 Percussion Duo)

2024 ACADEMY DATES & DETAILS

The World Percussion Group is back for 2024! Why not audition for the World's largest multi-national percussion group.

Keeping true to its core values, our mission is to continue providing a cultural professional development experience for up and coming artists globally. The 2023 WPG V-Tour was such a huge success that this year we have brought it back again but..... its BIGGER and BETTER than ever! We have put together a platform that we believe to be cutting edge in the industry and will provide you with the perfect opportunity to increase your employability and visibility. An extensive 3 month program will support your musical development and facilitate networks internationally with other like-minded musicians.

WPG 2024 Academy will consist of an online virtual experience like no other. A carefully selected roster of exceptional highly experienced coaches will put you through your paces in multiple masterclasses. Coaches to include: Colin Currie, Michael Burritt, Ji Hye Jung, Christoph Sietzen, Kai Strobel, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Eriko Daimo, Steven Schick, Svet Stoyanov, Nancy Zeltsman, Theodor Milkov, Emmanuel Séjourné, Tim Palmer, Pius Cheung, and Garrett Mendelow. These masterclasses will be via Restream and some will be livestreamed through our specially developed livestream platform which can be seen below. Your opportunity to ask the very best in the business those burning questions that you've always had. With an additional spin on contemporary music, this year we will have Garrett Mendelow coaching several Virtual Collaboration Sessions on Xenakis' 'Okho', David Lang's 'So-Called Laws of Nature', and John Psathas' 'Kyoto' over several months.

We have also extended significantly the experience by asking back 14 WPG Alumni to act as WPG advisors in the months leading up to the July Academy. Alumni Sessions will run every Wednesday/Saturday through May and June. WPG Alumni Coaches will include Caleb Pickering, Cameron Leach, Grzegorz Chwalinski, Nozomi Hiwatashi, Anders Kann Elten, Fabien Ziegler, Ksenjia Komljenovic, Alexander Smith, Hiego Rosin, Le Yu, Tanel-Eiko Novikov, Hsin-Hsuan Wu, Filip Korosec, and Elliott Gaston-Ross.



Joseph Pereira Masterclass - WPG 2021 V-Tour.


WPG will select an estimated 20 artists between the ages of 18-32 (at the time of application). Applications are open to individuals and existing chamber groups (duos, trios, quartets).

You will be given plenty of opportunity to hone your skills with virtual performances which will be recorded over the three months, solo opportunities and engage in over 50 hours of masterclasses! We believe that the fusion of top class coaches, an exciting new WPG online interface and a newly established network of upcoming artists will help you develop your strategy for success, enrich you as a musician and offer extensive visibility globally! 

The tour schedule is as follows and the schedule is flexible to allow you to take partake around your pre-existing commitments (performing or education). Attendance to every session is not mandatory.


Application Deadlines:


Friday, March 22nd 2024 - Registration Portal Closes

Monday, April 1st 2024 - Audition Video Submission Deadline

Final Artists Roster Released in April 2024


Fees:

While this year there will be no Registration Fee, a tour fee will be payable for WPG 2024 Academy. This fee helps support the projects running costs, the world-class faculty, and alllows us to evolve the experience that we offer. A course fee of £975 GBP will be due in order to participate. We do have an installment option in place and further details can be found on our terms and conditions page. We also have some scholarships available!



WPG 2024 Academy Schedule:







                                                                                  


  
APPLY TODAY


Audition Deadlines:


Soloist/Individual:

Application Person
Application Process
for Soloists
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Closes April 1st, 2024
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Video (Free choice)
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Close April 1st, 2024



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

Application Person
Application Process
for Ensemble Artists
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Registration
Closes April 1st, 2024
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Audition Pack
(Perform excerpts or free choice )
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Close April 1st, 2024