Woodshed Canadian Percussion Ensemble

2021 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 2021 WCPE will partner with Woodshed Percussion in the virtual preparation and presentation of percussion ensemble works, under the direction of Andy Morris. All WCPE musicians will receive a private lesson and a sectional. In addition, high-school age members can apply to audition for some of more than $100,000 of industry-sponsored scholarships.

Of special interest this year is the MusicFest Institute.  MusicFest Canada has formed an historic partnership with the National Youth Band of Canada (NYB) to present a series of lectures and masterclasses for all MusicFest Honour Ensemble members and all NYB members by world-class musicians in April and May 2021.  Membership in any of the MusicFest Honour Ensembles includes access to these optional learning and listening experiences, which will feature esteemed orchestra, wind band, choral and jazz musicians from across North America.

Follow this link to learn how to audition. Auditions close on March 1, 2021.  The WCPE forms the percussion section for the DWCWO.  As such, there is no additional fee for successful WCPE applicants beyond the DWCWO $50 fee.

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