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Industry News — April 2023

Apr 6, 2023, 08:00 AM by Rhythm Scene Staff

Percussive Arts Web Contest

The Italy PAS Chapter has announced the 7th Percussive Arts Web Contest (PAWC) for Duo and Percussion Ensemble. Judges will be Gordon Stout, W. Lee Vinson, Naoko Takada, Nino Masayuki, She-e Wu, Pei-Ching Wu, Jeanni Zhang, Jingjing Li, Frederic Macarez, Dennis Kuhn, Nils Rohwer, Walter Mertens, Luigi Morleo, Claudio Santangelo, Tarcisio Molinaro, Maria Vittorio, Ivan Mancinelli, and Jessica and Vanessa Porter (Duo winners of the 1st edition).

One can participate by sending a link with a YouTube video of only one piece.

The Categories are: Category A. Duo (percussion solo); Category B. Duo (percussion and piano); Category C. Duo (percussion and any other instrument or voice — no piano; Category D. Percussion Ensemble from 3 to 6 percussionists; Category E. Percussion Ensemble from 5 percussionists onwards (for middle and secondary schools with musical orientation).

Age limit: Categories A, B, C, and D from 16 years up.  Category E 10–18 years.
Registration deadline: May 5
Video, fee, photo, and identity card or passport must be received by June 5.
Cash prizes €15,000.00 offered by Italy PAS.
Click here for rules:

Italy Percussion Competition and Days of Percussion
The 20th edition of the Italy Percussion Competition and Days of Percussion festival will take place from August 28 to September 3 at the music conservatory L. D'Annunzio in Pescara. The competition is organized at two-yearly intervals: In 2023 the contest is for Marimba and Timpani. In 2024 the contest will be for Vibraphone (classic and jazz) and Snare Drum.

These artists will be present for Juries, Concerts and Masterclasses: Marimba: N. J. Živković,  Eric Sammut, Pei-Chin Wu, Tatiana Koleva, and Claudio Santangelo. Timpani: Nick Woud, Shiniti Ueno, and Claudio Romano.

Registration is open. Application and documents deadline is July 7. Registration fee: 100€. Click here for: Rules, Repertoire, Prizes:

Age limit: Marimba and Timpani: Category A max. 19 years old; Category B 20–26 years old; Category C 27–36 years old.

Composition Contest
Italy PAS is also holding a composition contest. Judges will be John Psathas, Julie Spencer, Todd Ukena, Luigi Morleo, and Richard LeVan (HoneyRock public).

Registration is open. Deadline: July 7. Registration fee: 70€. No age limit.

Documentation and score must be sent to by August 1 2023 in pdf along with a copy of an identity document and copy of the entry fee. If sent through Wetransfer or Filemail, the full score should be in pdf (in format Sibelius, Finale, Encore).

Click here for Rules and Prizes:

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