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The Competition

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. Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2021, with final live rounds taking place June 2022.

Requirements

  • Entrants must be 18 - 30 years old on or before June 1, 2022.
  • PAS membership is not required.
  • There is NO entry fee for PAS members and a $20 entry fee for non-members.

Deadline to apply is November 30, 2021.




Prelims Round - Online

All entrants are required to submit one (1) unlisted YouTube video link, no other file types are accepted.

Video Requirements:

  • Must perform piece with track (no live bands).
  • Any genre accepted.
  • Time limit: 3-10 minutes max.

Semi-Finals Round - Live

Indianapolis, IN
June 2022


All semi-finalists will be required to perform the following:

  • Play to a track
  • Play one (1) drum solo
  • Play one (1) tune with a live band

Finals Round - Live

Indianapolis, IN
June 2022


All finalists will be required to perform the following:

  • Play to a track
  • Play one (1) drum solo
  • Play three (3) tunes with a live band

The finalists will be judged in person by world-renowned drum set artists and educators.



2022 Drum Set Prizes


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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