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Neil Peart 2023 Spirit of Drumming Scholarship application now open

Tue, Jan 31, 2023@10:56AM | comments

Back in late 2021, Modern Drummer magazine in partnership with the family of Neil Peart announced the creation of an annual Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship for up-and-coming drummers. Last year's award was given back in March to Maxx Rinkus, who was presented the scholarship via video by Peart's widow Carrie Nuttall-Peart, Modern Drummer CEO David Frangioni, educator Dom Famularo and Dennis Wolfe of Universal Music. Earlier today, Modern Drummer announced that the application for the 2023 Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship is now open, and they will be accepting submissions up through March 28th. The scholarship had originally been announced at the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival by Carrie Nuttall-Peart. It provides the recipient with 52 weeks of free drum lessons, a 1-year subscription to Modern Drummer All Access, and a selection of Modern Drummer merchandise. Potential recipients have to 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. For all the details, and to submit your application, visit the Modern Drummer website. Here's what Nuttall-Peart had to say about the award in last year's presentation video:

Education was a big thing for Neil - he did his educational videos - and I know that this particular award, out of a lot of other things, would mean such a great deal to him because he truly believed in passing on his knowledge and helping young people learn. It warms my heart and touches me because I know that he would love the fact that we're doing this.