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Scrap Arts Music Drummer/Percussionist Auditions!

  • 1.  Scrap Arts Music Drummer/Percussionist Auditions!

    Posted 06-23-2017 12:41
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    Wanting to get the word out far and wide to increase our chances of finding that exceptional percussionist/multi-instrumentalist - who we know is looking us!  We have a MainStage show, offer impactful outreach in the communities we perform in, we tour internationally (16 countries so far), and have been doing so since 2001!

    Qualified candidates please send a bio and video link (electronically or by mail) by July 15th.

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

    SCRAP ARTS MUSIC  is an earth-friendly, Victoria Canada-based production company that creates spectacular performances suitable for international audiences of all ages. Original music - choreographed to express the energizing power of percussion-is performed on self-made kinetic instruments artfully crafted from industrial scraps.

    Co-founded in 1998 by artistic directors Gregory Kozak (musician, instrument creator, composer & choreographer) and Justine Murdy (designer & producer), Scrap Arts Music has  performed at prestigious events around the world (including the spectacular Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, viewed by millions) as an athletic next-generation percussion ensemble, featuring over 145 invented instruments and five extraordinary, virtuosic and innovative drummers.

    Using mobile and kinetic instruments to create powerful percussion-based performances suitable for the entire family, Scrap Arts Music proves you can transform "scrap" through the "arts" to create truly amazing "music".

    In 2016, Gregory Kozak was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts "Grant to Musicians" to begin sonic explorations. That same year Justine and Gregory laid the groundwork for an all-new production entitled, CHILDREN OF METROPOLIS by Scrap Arts Music. IMG Artists NYC is the official representative of the company. The international launch of Children of Metropolis is spring 2018 and Scrap Arts Music is now auditioning talented musical performers (M+F) to cast in this all-new production.

    Successful candidates must relocate to and be based in Victoria until 2018. 

    Moves are at own expense. Paid rehearsals begin Monday, September 4th.  

    Essential Requirements:

    Live music performance experience

    Percussion ensemble experience

    Able to tour internationally for weeks at a time

    Good physical and aerobic fitness is essential

    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.

    Bio to include: Video to include (up to 5-minute):
    • outline of your musical studies (private +/or institutional)
    • your hands and feet while playing drum set (up close and well-lit please)
    • performance experience
    • multi-instrument capabilities, if any
    • current photos – head and body shots (don't need to be professional but should be clear)
    • indicators of experience with odd meters and metric modulations
    • description of athletic background
    • multi-percussion set up, if part of your skill set
    • References with their contact info
    • please show us any other special skills or abilities


    You are responsible for your Victoria housing. Please notify us if you are not available to start rehearsals on September 4th. This does not mean you won't be seen and considered for future companies.  You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident able to begin work at the start of September. for video, photographs and more or email us through the contact area of this website.