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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 Overview

  • Weekly Masterclasses with world-class Faculty Artists
  • Weekly presentations from preeminent percussionist-speakers
  • Weekly private lessons with Faculty Artists
  • Career-focused studio classes
  • Q&A Sessions with Faculty Artists
  • Collaborative thinking sessions with the Artistic Director, Matt Richards
  • Recordings of all lessons, studio classes, presentations, and masterclasses
  • Private Facebook group for community, collaboration, and accountability
  • Weekly collaborations with peers
  • Daily guided group warm-up sessions

Fellowship Details
  • An independent panel of judges will select one applicant to be awarded a merit-based fellowship

  • The fellow is awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend VPMF

  • To be considered, indicate via the checkbox on your Acceptd Application


Tuition for VPMF is $3,200

For scholarship information please email

Important Dates:

February 11th: Applications Open

April 20th: Deadline for Submissions 

May 1st: Notification of Acceptance

May 15th: Tuition due for VPMF Participants

June 7th: Virtual Percussion Music Festival Begins!

For any technical questions, please check out the Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk