Contests

2014 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. Application due July 1, 2014Download an application.

Percussive Arts Society International Multiple Percussion Solo Competition 2014
To encourage the highest level of artistic expression in the art of performance and literature for multiple percussion. Entrants must be college level students (18–25 years of age at the time of entry) who are current PAS members. Up to four finalists will be selected to compete at PASIC 2014 (Nov. 19–22, 2014) in Indianapolis, IN. The contest will include cash awards for the finalists.  Selected finalists will have their PASIC registration waived, but are responsible for all other financial commitments (room, board, travel). Competition deadline has passed for 2014.

Concert Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition
The purpose of the Concert Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition is provide a competitive avenue for collegiate and high school-level small "concert" percussion ensembles (6 members max.).  Download an 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).  Competition deadline has passed for 2014.

International Middle School/Junior High Percussion Ensemble Competition
The purpose of this competition is to encourage, promote, and reward the highest level of percussion education and musical excellence among middle school/junior high school percussion ensembles from around the world. One middle school/junior high school percussion ensemble will be invited to perform at PASIC 2014. Competition deadline has passed for 2014.

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 2014 (Nov. 19–22) in Indianapolis, Indiana. The winning ensemble will be featured in a Showcase Concert (50 minute maximum program length). Competition deadline has passed for 2014.

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. Competition deadline has passed for 2014.