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Welcome to the Acceptd Application Portal for VPMF!
Virtual Percussion Music Festival provides world-class instruction to motivated young percussionists via a well-designed online festival that focuses both on expertise in playing and courageous thinking through mindset training. Through VPMF, participants have the opportunity to interact with industry leading artists and thinkers, who are often the gatekeepers to top conservatories and symphonies. VPMF is unique, 100% online, and at the leading-edge of a new reality in music making. Free from the limitations of location and travel, VPMF brings together artists from around the world to mentor and inspire the next generation of percussionists.
VPMF Program OverviewVPMF Dates: June 20 - July 15
Each participant will receive:
Private lessons with Faculty Artists (60 minutes each)
Private Collaborative Thinking Sessions with the Artistic Director, Matt Richards (60 minutes each)
Guided warmups with Faculty Artists and Guest Artists (60 minutes each)
Masterclasses (2 hours each) (each participant is guaranteed to play in AT LEAST two masterclasses)
Presentations (2 hours each)
Additional mock-auditions, instrument presentations, group viewings of concerts, hangouts, participant performances, pod presentations, and group practice sessions
Private Facebook group for community, collaboration, and accountability
Recordings of all lessons, studio classes, presentations, and masterclasses
*All times are CST, subject to change
Private Lessons will be scheduled in the time blocks before, between, and after VPMF events
For questions regarding the program or admissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistantship Details
- One exemplary applicant will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship
- TA must be available for the full 4-week program
- Teaching assistantship duties include attending all classes and helping Artistic Director with operational and artistic duties
- Application process includes Acceptd application and finalists will be invited to an interview
Application received on or before March 1: $1,957
Application received after March 1: $2,857
*Scholarships are available and are determined via a scholarship interview. Anyone can book a call to discuss their goals, dreams, setbacks, and to see if VPMF aligns with their vision. If you are interested in attending VPMF, but are concerned about finances, we encourage you to schedule a call to talk about it with us! To schedule a scholarship appointment, please click the link below.*
Book Scholarship Appointment
For additional scholarship information please email email@example.com
January 3rd: Applications Open
March 15th: Deadline for TA Applications
Applications submitted after March 15 will only be considered if there are still openings available
April 1st: Notification of TA Results
May 29th: Final deadline for general applications
June 1st: Tuition due for VPMF Participants
June 20th: VPMF Begins!
Notification of acceptance will be made on a rolling basis until spots are filled.
For any technical questions, please check out the Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk.