International Percussion Ensemble Competition

The purpose of the Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition is to encourage, promote and reward musical excellence among middle school/junior high, high school and collegiate percussion ensembles.

PAS Percussion Ensemble Competition and Festival 

Starting in 2024, the Percussive Arts Society will present/co-present five in-person percussion ensemble competitions and festivals around the United States for high school and middle school students. 

Give your students this incredible opportunity to perform, receive invaluable feedback, and connect with their peers at one of these locations.

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 (8 members max).

Composition Contest 

Funded by the Thomas V. Siwe Endowment

To encourage and reward composers who write music for percussion instruments and to increase the number of quality compositions written for percussion.
2024 Competition:
Information coming soon... 
  • $3,000 grand prize (up to two honorable mentions – $250.00 each). Additional pieces may be acknowledged by the judges due to their quality. These pieces will not receive financial awards.
  • Winning composition, Honorable mention(s), and additional pieces selected by the judges will be listed on the PAS website with composer’s picture and bio.
  • Winning composition and Honorable mention(s) will be listed along with review of work(s) in Percussive Notes during early 2024.

Contact Us

Percussive Arts Society
127 E. Michigan Street Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: (317) 974-4488
F: (317) 974-4499