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Emerging Artist Program

There are five Emerging Artist positions available each year to percussionists who are Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Queer, and/or women ages 18-25.  Emerging Artists will benefit from the knowledge, experiences, and resources of the Professional Members, and will have a role in the mentorship of Youth Artists. An application must be completed for consideration for admission. 

​What will Emerging Artists receive?

  • Two to four NDCP sessions per month (calendar of events is here).

    • Individual Sessions (personal mentoring, professional development, and/or private lessons*) with Professional Members.

    • Group Sessions (performance masterclasses, studio classes, mock auditions, percussion equipment maintenance classes, and group mentoring sessions) with Cohort Faculty.

  • Experience providing mentorship for Youth Artists. 

  • Financial support will be available for music festivals, auditions, and conferences.

  • NDCP support in procuring and accessing concert percussion equipment and practice facilities as needed.

  • Emerging Artists positions are free.

  • Start date: November 1, 2021.  End date: May 29, 2022.

  • Emerging Artists are encouraged to reapply for forthcoming years.

*as needed but not to replace current studies.

Have a question not answered here?  Check the FAQs.

How do I apply to be an Emerging Artist?

Applications, criteria, guidelines, and tips can be found here.

Note - applications for the 2021-2022 program have closed.  Check back in the spring for next year's application!