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Alumni Update Form

If you're an alumni of the NDCP, please complete the form HERE - we'd love to hear from you and share and support your current activities and achievements!

Alumni Futures Grant

To apply for the NDCP Alumni Futures Grant, please click the link HERE!

Purpose of the Grant

The Network for Diversity in Concert Percussion Alumni Futures Grant was created to support the alumni of the NDCP by increasing their professional outreach and furthering their longevity as artists and musicians. With this Grant, NDCP Alumni will be empowered to pursue future endeavors and career goals in a variety of ways, including but not limited to travel and lodging for auditions, recording sessions, summer programs/internships, and equipment acquisition. As leaders, NDCP Alumni can continue to enhance their skills, serve as role models for NDCP cohorts, and make a positive impact in the concert percussion community.

Eligibility and Timeline

All NDCP Alumni are eligible for the NDCP Alumni Grant if they have received less than $500 of NDCP Grant money in the past 12 months. For the Winter 2024 Grant, the Alumni applicant may request a Grant of an amount up to $500.

The Winter 2024 Grant application was open from January 1st through February 1st.

After the application window is closed for the Winter 2024 Grant, applicants were notified no later than February 16th regarding if they have been granted the award.

If awarded, applicants received funding starting on March 1st. Funds must be fully utilized by the recipient by April 1st.

Grant determinations cannot be appealed, but Alumni may apply for a Grant in subsequent periods should their application be denied during a prior quarter cycle.

Application Requirements

In the online application, Alumni applicants will need to write a short essay (500 words maximum, Microsoft Word or PDF) that answers the following questions:

  • What would the NDCP Alumni Futures Grant be used for? 

  • Why is this purchase important? 

  • What is the personal impact of the Alumni Futures Grant? 

  • When is the item needed and/or when is the event/activity taking place?

Essays should reflect the mission of the NDCP Alumni Futures Grant by showing how the funding would help increase the Artist’s professional outreach and longevity. Some examples of items or activities that could be funded include a portion of large instrument purchases, auditions, recording sessions, tuition/education, summer programs, and more. Applicable documents must be included in the application (instrument invoice, audition acceptance notification, recording reservation confirmation, payment statement, acceptance letter, etc.).

In outlining how the Grant money would be used, Artists should also include a specific, projected budget to include fees, travel, lodging, meals, and/or any other pertinent expenses. This is only an initial projection - the Grant will be disbursed to awardees upon the submission of final receipts for all expenses to the NDCP.


The awarded applicant will be required to send receipts or proof of purchase documents to the NDCP upon the completion of the purchase and/or project that was supported by the Grant.

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