Contests/Competitions

2015 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 Coming Soon!

Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Solo Competition 2015

To encourage the highest level of artistic expression in the art of performance and literature for percussion. Entrants must be college level students (18–25 years of age at the time of entry) who are current Backstage Pass subscribers or higher. Up to four finalists will be selected to compete at PASIC 2015 (Nov. 11–14, 2015) in San Antonio, Texas. 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). Download application.

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.). Application Coming Soon!

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 Application.

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 2015. Download Application.

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 2015 (Nov. 11–14) in San Antonio, Texas. The winning ensemble will be featured in a Showcase Concert (50 minute maximum program length). Download 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. Download Application. More information about the composition contest.

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Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington Street Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: 317.974.4488
F: 317.974.4499
E: percarts@pas.org
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