2017 Drum Set Competition

Compete to perform at PASIC!

PURPOSE

To encourage the highest level of artistic expression in the art of drum set performance.

ELIGIBILITY

Entrants must be 22 years of age or younger as of May 14, 2017. No entrance fee or PAS membership needed to enter.

HOW IT WORKS

 

The 2017 PAS Drum Set Competition will feature finalists from a Senior and Junior Division, based upon online video entry. Up to 3 finalists from each division will be selected to compete at PASIC 2017 (Nov. 8-11, 2017) in Indianapolis, IN.

Entrants must include (1) one video recording via a link to an “Unlisted” YouTube video of their audition repertoire. Disqualification will occur if the performance does not adhere to the guidelines below.

Selected finalists will receive a four-day individual PASIC Registration ($200 value), but are responsible for all other financial commitments (room, board, travel). All entrants will receive comments from a panel of esteemed judges.

REPERTOIRE LIST

Below are the (3) three styles required for submission:

Track #1 - Pop/Funk/Fusion/Rock/Gospel

Track #2 - Jazz/Afro-Cuban/Brazilian

Track #3 - Your Choice

Download Tracks

You have the option to choose Drum Set Play-Along tracks OR Drumless songs to fit the designated styles

FINALISTS

Up to three finalists each from the Senior (Post High School) and Junior (High School and younger) Divisions will be selected to compete at PASIC 2017 (Nov. 8-11, 2017) in Indianapolis, IN. Selected finalists will receive four-day individual PASIC Registration ($200 value), but are responsible for all other financial commitments (room, board, travel). All entrants will receive comments from a panel of esteemed judges.

1) Finalists will perform a pre-selected track as well as a (3) three-minute unaccompanied drum solo.

2) PAS will provide a drum set with the following setup (10-12-14 tom, 14” snare, 22” bass drum) (Hi-Hat, (2) Two Crash, Ride, and (1) One China Cymbal) for each participant to use for the finals competition at PASIC. Any alteration of the standard drum set is left up to the participant.

3) Contestants who are chosen as finalists should be aware that the PAS Drum Set Committee will work with instrument manufacturers to provide instruments for their PASIC performance, but cannot guarantee a specific instrument. Finalists may also choose to bring their own drum set for their PASIC performance, but will be responsible for all transportation and storage.

Video Submissions Due May 14, 2017
Finalists selected by August 31, 2017
Finalists compete at PASIC 2017

PRIZES

1st Place Senior Division:

✓ Admission to the 2018 Rich Redmond Drum Camp in Nashville, TN (includes up to $500 travel reimbursement)

1st Place Junior Division:

✓ Admission to the 2018 Berklee Percussion Weekend (includes up to $500 travel reimbursement)

2nd Place Senior Division:

✓ A private lesson with Jim Riley (in person or online)

✓ (1) One Year Subscription to Drumeo

2nd Place Junior Division:

✓ A private lesson with Jim Riley (in person or online)

3rd Place Senior Division:

✓ Skype lesson with Daniel Glass (must be taken within 3 months of the winner being announced)

3rd Place Junior Division:

✓ (1) One Year Subscription to Drumeo

All finalists will receive products and merchandise from our generous Corporate Sponsors

VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please strictly adhere to the following video submission guidelines:

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Applicants should upload (1) one video to YouTube as an “Unlisted” link. The applicant’s name, age, and track information should be included in the video description.
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Submissions must include (3) three tracks for selection as outlined above.
Contestants must record each video selection in one single take, with no breaks, edits, or alterations. Videos should NOT contain individual works excerpted from different venues and/or different performances. All of the chosen repertoire for the video should be recorded at one time.
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For help on making your video Unlisted, please read this guide.

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