Neil Peart

Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship

Join Modern Drummer in celebrating the life and legacy of Neil Peart by inspiring an up and coming, young drummer with an incredible opportunity!
In memory of Neil, with the support of his family, Modern Drummer is proud to present an up-and-coming drummer with the annual “Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship”.

The scholarship, originally announced at the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival by Carrie Nuttall-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 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.

All submissions must be received prior to December 10, 2021.

Entries will be reviewed in the order they are received, and the recipient will be announced at the Modern Drummer 2021 Festival, as well as featured in an upcoming issue of Modern Drummer.

Be inspired by the legacy & legend, “The Professor” Neil Peart by entering now.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY: IF YOU’RE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER, PLEASE READ THIS!

If you are a child under 14 years of age, you should not submit any personal information without the written consent of your parents or legal guardian. If you are under 14 and want to submit your personal information to us, you should ask your parents to send an email to ricardor@moderndrummer.com specifically authorizing us to collect your personal information through this website. We do not intend to sell, license, or trade any such information collected to third parties. Parents may also review or change the personal information of their children provided to us or further refuse our collection of such information by sending an email to ricardor@moderndrummer.com. In the event that any child 14 years old or younger has a winning entry, the winning prize shall only be delivered to such child’s parents or legal guardian.

RULES

    1. If you are under the age of 14 and want to participate, you should ask your parents to send an email to ricardor@moderndrummer.com specifically authorizing us to collect your personal information through this website. We do not intend to sell, license, or trade any such information collected to third parties. Parents may also review or change the personal information of their children provided to us or further refuse our collection of such information by sending an email to ricardor@moderndrummer.com. In the event that any child 14 years old or younger has a winning entry, the winning prize shall only be delivered to such child’s parents or legal guardian.
      1. To enter: fill in all required fields on the entry form, including your full name, address, city, state, zip code, daytime phone number, and email address. Personal information (name, email address, etc.) collected for the scholarship will not be shared with third parties and will only be used to deliver prize to the winner.
      2. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.
      3. CONTEST BEGINS ON OCTOBER 12, 2021, AND ENDS ON DECEMBER 10, 2021.
      4. The winner will be selected by a panel of five judges from among all eligible entries received by the December 10, 2021 deadline by Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. All decisions of the judges are final, and you agree that such decisions are not open to challenge. The winner will be announced at Modern Drummer Festival 2021. If Modern Drummer is unable to contact the winner by email or phone and/or if the potential winner does not respond to the notification within one (1) day, the potential winner will forfeit his/her right to the prize, and an alternate winner will be selected. The winner will be asked to sign an affidavit of eligibility, a general release of liability and consent to the use of his/her name, photograph and video for promotional purposes, including online advertisements, without additional compensation of any kind, except where prohibited by law.
      5. Contestants must be qualified participants to enter to the scholarship. A “Qualified Entrant” is defined as someone who is a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia, between the ages of 14 and 21 years of age (entrants under the age of 18 must have valid written consent from a parent or guardian before entering the contest, which will need to be evidenced to reclaim any prize won and sponsor may require proof that you are eligible to enter the contest), 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. One entry per email address. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Employees of Modern Drummer Publications, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, advertising agencies and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, siblings, children and their spouses) are not eligible.
      6. The Prize: One (1) winner will receive, on behalf of “The Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming” prize, 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 No substitutions or cash alternatives. Winning entries will be considered submitted by the email account holder. One prize is limited to one family or household. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Prize:  $15,000.00.
      7. Neither Modern Drummer Publications, Inc, nor any Internet access provider is responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entries, human error, technical failures, loss or delay in data transmission, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, inability to access the web sites, damage to user’s computer system (hardware and software) due to participation in this scholarship, or late, lost, incomplete, misdirected or illegible entries. If, in the opinion of Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. there is suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any part of the scholarship, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the scholarship, Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. reserves the right to cancel online entries in the scholarship, accepting only legitimate entries received as of the date of cancellation and subsequent entries by mail.
      8. All entrants release Modern Drummer Publications, Universal Music Enterprises (“Prize Provider”), successors, licensees, advertising and promotion agencies and affiliated companies, as well as all of their employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from any claims or damages arising in connection with their participation and/or entry in the scholarship and/or the awarding or use of any prize awarded in this scholarship.
      9. No purchase necessary. This scholarship is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. This scholarship is Void where prohibited by law.