Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble


(2019 Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble)

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MusicFest Canada, “The Nationals” invites you to audition for the Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble, an honour group for percussion majors 14 to 24. The 2023 Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble will form the percussion section for the 2023 DWCWO.  Participation in the WCPE for successful applicants is included in the DWCWO $50 fee.  The ensemble will rehearse from Sunday, May 14th to Friday, May 19th in Niagara Falls, culminating with a feature concert.

The 2023 WCPE will partner with Woodshed Percussion in the preparation and presentation of percussion ensemble and wind band masterworks. All WCPE musicians will receive masterclasses from an esteemed industry professional/university instructor.

Auditions close on March 10, 2023.  

Participation in the WCPE includes eligibility for some of more than $50,000 of industry-sponsored scholarships. 

Accommodations for out-of-town honour ensemble members have been arranged at the Radisson Hotel.  Honour ensemble members are encouraged to stay at the Radisson Hotel, but ARE NOT required to do so.

MusicFest is subsidizing the cost to have participants reside close to the rehearsal locations. Because of this subsidy, they are limited to members of the honour groups and can only be booked through the MusicFest Canada office. These arrangements are limited to six (6) nights only. For those wishing to stay at the Radisson Hotel, the cost is $499.00 for the week. If you have a preference for the person sharing the room, that can be indicated on your online registration if you are accepted into the ensemble.

Check In: Sunday, May 14, 2023 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Check Out: Saturday, May 20, 2023 11:00am

Transportation to and from Niagara Falls is the responsibility of each individual musician. Any honour ensemble member travelling by air to Toronto will be met promptly by MusicFest staff either wearing a MusicFest T-shirt and/or carrying a MusicFest sign. We will provide transportation from Toronto to Niagara Falls (and back).

Percussionists wishing to audition for WCPE/DWCWO should utilize the Audition Procedures (below) described under the DWCWO banner.


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