PAS is pleased to announce the formation of an All-Star International Percussion Ensemble to perform at PASIC 2015 in San Antonio, TX. The ensemble will be directed by Michael Burritt, Professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music. 12–20 select members will have the opportunity to work and perform with Mr. Burritt on a showcase concert at PASIC. Download Application.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.