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Modern Drummer announces Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship

Wed, Oct 20, 2021@4:46PM | comments

Modern Drummer magazine in partnership with the family of Neil Peart have announced the creation of an annual Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship for up-and-coming drummers. From

... The scholarship, originally announced at the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival by Carrie Nutall-Peart, provides the recipient with 52 weeks of free drum lessons from world-class drum instructor Dom Famularo, along with a 1 year subscription to Modern Drummer All Access, plus a selection of classic Rush album releases from Universal Music Enterprises.

Potential recipients of the scholarship must be qualified entrants to participate. A "qualified entrant" is defined as someone who is a legal US citizen between the ages of 14 and 21, is not a professional musician, and is not a party to any sponsorship or entertainment contract that, in Modern Drummer's judgment, conflicts with the spirit of the scholarship.

Potential recipients must submit up to a 2-minute video of their playing AND a short essay describing why this scholarship will be significant to both their life and their drumming. The impact on their drumming that has been inspired by Neil's playing and legacy. ...

For all the official rules and to enter the contest, visit the Modern Drummer website here, fill out the form and upload your video along with your essay. All submissions must be received prior to November 26, 2021, and will be reviewed in the order they are received. The recipient will be announced at the Modern Drummer 2021 Festival, as well as featured in an upcoming issue of Modern Drummer.