Purpose: To encourage the highest level of artistic expression in percussion performance and literature for solo percussion.
Competition Categories: College level students who are current PAS members, 18–25 years of age at the time of entry.
Awards: Four finalists will be selected to compete at PASIC 2011 (November 9–12) in Indianapolis, IN. The contest will include cash awards for the finalists and a showcase recital performance at PASIC 2011.Selected finalists will have their PASIC registration fee waived and are responsible for all other financial commitments (room, board, travel).
First Place: $1,000, showcase recital performance at PASIC 2011
Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500
Fourth Place: $250
Procedures: There will be three rounds of competition. All complete applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges. All contestants will receive judging comments from both preliminary rounds. DVDs should be a continuous, unedited, single camera video of all pieces performed in succession. Disqualification will occur if the required selections are not recorded in their entirety, the repertoire categories are not from the required list as stated below, or selections have been electronically altered or edited. Follow DVD submission guidelines below.
Preliminary Round 1
Submit a DVD of your performance postmarked by 3/15/2011*
1. One movement of a concerto with piano accompaniment of the contestant’s choice (must be performed from memory).**
2. A keyboard percussion solo of the contestant’s choice.
3. A multiple percussion solo of the contestant’s choice.
4. A timpani solo of the contestant’s choice.
Preliminary Round 2
Twelve finalists from Preliminary Round 1 will be invited to submit a DVD performance postmarked by 7/15/2011*
1. A complete performance of the concerto from Round 1 (all movements) with accompaniment (must be performed from memory).**
2. The same solo pieces from round 1.
Final Round 3
Four finalists from Preliminary Round 2 will be invited to compete at PASIC 2011.
**If the concerto is a multiple percussion concerto or a timpani concerto, the solo piece from that particular category will be replaced by another solo keyboard percussion work.
*DVD Submission Guidelines:
Please strictly adhere to the following video submission guidelines. The preferred video format is mp4. Do not create any menu options as offered on many DVD Creation Software programs. Application will be immediately discarded if DVD video format does not follow these guidelines. Formats accepted: mp4, 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, asf, asx, avi, divx, mts, m2t, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, mov, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpg, ogg, wmv
640×480 for standard definition, 4:3 video.
853×480 for widescreen DV 1280×720 for high definition.
DVD should be clearly marked with applicant’s name and age.