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Solo Artist Drum Set Competition Finals

See the three finalists of the Percussive Arts Society Solo Artist Drum Set Competition battle for first place. The finalists will perform different genres of music with a live band for our jury of world-renowned drummers. This one-of-a-kind concert experience is recommended for music fans 12+, and presented in partnership with the Rhythm! Discovery Center.

All attendees will check in at Will Call upon arrival. No printed tickets are required.

The Percussive Arts Society Solo Artist Competition is the only one of its kind in the U.S., happening every year, with the instrument category alternating between Drum Set and Solo Percussion. The 2022 PAS Solo Artist Competition category is Drum Set. The Percussive Arts Society is the world's largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages.


The Semi-Finalists


Julian Allred

Julian Allred
United States

Elias Castro Caballero

Elias Castro Caballero
United States

Juan Faundez

Juan Faundez
United States

Austin Hass

Austin Hass
United States

PÉTER KONCSECSKÓ

Péter Koncsecskó
Hungary


Roberto Porta

Roberto Porta
Italy

Jordan Proffer

Jordan Proffer
United States

Bert Villegas

Bert Villegas
United States


The Band

The live band will be led by Indianapolis’ own Rob Dixon, Artistic Director of Indy Jazz Fest (saxophone), and feature Charlie Ballantine (guitar), Steven Jones (keyboards), and Brandon Meeks (bass).

The Judges


Matt Greiner

Matt Greiner
Drummer for August Burns Red

Aaron Spears

Aaron Spears
Drummer for Ariana Grande

Dave Weckl

Dave Weckl
Legendary Jazz Fusion Drummer

Contact Us

Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington Street Suite A 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: (317) 974-4488
F: (317) 974-4499
E: percarts@pas.org