2013 Marching Percussion Composition Contest
Established to promote and recognize the highest level of marching percussion composition. Rotating categories to include Drumline, Battery and Front Ensemble. Winning Compositions will be published by Tapspace Publications.
Download a Marching Percussion Composition Contest Application.
Percussive Arts Society International Solo Vibraphone Competition 2013
To encourage the highest level of artistic expression in the art of performance and literature for solo vibraphone at the collegiate level. Entrants must be college level students, who are current PAS members, 18–25 years of age at the time of entry. Four finalists will be selected to compete at PASIC 2013 (Nov. 13–16) in Indianapolis, Indiana. The contest will include cash awards for the finalists. Selected finalists will have their PASIC registration waived and are responsible for all other financial commitments (room, board, travel).
Download the International Solo Vibraphone Competition Application.
International Percussion Ensemble Competition
The purpose of the Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition is to encourage, promote and reward musical excellence among high school and collegiate percussion ensembles. Each year, two high school ensembles and three college ensembles are selected to perform showcase concerts at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC).
Download the International Percussion Ensemble Competition Application.
World Music Percussion Ensemble Competition
To encourage, promote and reward the highest level of percussion education and musical excellence among high school and collegiate non-Western percussion-based performing ensembles from around the world. One high school or college/university ensemble will be invited to perform at PASIC 2013 (Nov. 13–16) in Indianapolis, Indiana. The winning ensemble will be featured in a Showcase Concert (50 minute maximum program length).
Download the World Music Percussion Ensemble Competition Application.
Percussion Composition Contest
The Percussive Arts Society Percussion Composition Contest is designed to encourage and reward those who create music for percussion instruments and to increase the number of quality compositions written for percussion. Many of the contest winners are considered staples in modern percussion literature. Cash awards totaling $4,500 are distributed each year.
Download the Percussion Composition Contest Application.