AUDITION CALL: 

DRUMMERS & PERCUSSIONISTS 

Scrap Arts Music seeks an uber-talented, physical drummer ~

Rehearsals in August & September 2019

Interested candidates must send a video link and bio. Please let us know if you plan to submit an application.

If you know of a prime candidate please share in your networks! 

Essential Requirements: 

  • Able to tour internationally (i.e. USA, Netherlands, Hong Kong, etc.)
  • GREAT CHOPS!
  • Live music performance experience 
  • Percussion ensemble experience 
  • Good physical and aerobic fitness  
  • Actively athletic with no debilitating injuries 
  • Excellent references 
  • Team player 
  • Dance and/or world music experience an asset 
  • Please note we are looking for extremely talented, physically fit, musician/performers (not composers) at this time. 

Since coming to Victoria for an audition is a big expense, as a preliminary step we request the following information.

Video: 

Please take the time to put this together for us and note it doesn’t have to be a “pro” video recording but it should be lit well enough that we can see what you look and sound like. We recommend a side angle view.

A clear camera shot of your feet and your hands as you play specifically any odd meters —  3s, 5s, and 7s against a 4/4 or 2/4 backbeat for example. We want to see polyrhythms between your feet and hands.

We need to see your dexterity going between snare and toms at the fastest you can play, and most importantly the slowest you can play, and how good your tempos feel.  

Groove, chops and dynamics are essentially what we are looking for in an ensemble player.

Please show us your favourite pockets and the exercises you feel are your strongest. 

To sum up:

  • show us your hands and feet while playing drum set (up close and well-lit please) 
  • indicators of experience with odd meters and metric modulations 

Don't hesitate to show us any other special skills or abilities you possess - whether musical or not.  

Bio to include:  

  • outline of your musical studies (private +/or institutional)  
  • performance experience   
  • current photos - head and body shots (don’t need to be professional but should be clear)  
  • description of athletic background 
  • multi-instrument capabilities, if any   

References with contact info (telephone + email) 

 

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