Contests/Competitions

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. 
More information about the composition contest2017 applications available soon.

Percussive Arts Society International Marimba Solo Competition 2016

To encourage the highest level of artistic expression in the art of performance and literature for marimba. Entrants must be college level students (18–25 years of age at the time of entry) who are current VIP Pass subscribers or higher. Up to four finalists will be selected to compete at PASIC 2016 (Nov. 9–12, 2016) 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). 2016 applications are now closed.

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 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). 2016 applications are now closed.

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 2016. 2016 applications are now closed.

World 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 2016 (Nov. 9–12) in Indianapolis, IN. The winning ensemble will be featured in a Showcase Concert (50 minute maximum program length). 2016 applications are now closed.

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Indianapolis, IN 46204
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