Shure Drum Mastery contest: be the best drummer and fly to Iceland

Download a playalong track; video record yourself playing, upload the video on shure drum mastery official site

“We are looking for the best drummers out there who are not already earning a living from their drumming. So, if you think you’ve spent way too many hours annoying your parents, friends or neighbours with your incessant drumming and it was about time you were rewarded for all of your hard work – you’ve come to the right place.”

Mars Volta Drummer David Elitch Holds Masterclass at The Institute

[press release]
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance was thrilled recently to play host to Mars Volta drummer David Elitch, who held an exclusive drum masterclass for Institute students.

David has been teaching for 10 years and is one of the most in-demand private teachers in the Los Angeles area. In addition to teaching privately he also conducts drum clinics at San Jose State University and The Drummers Collective in Manhattan, NYC.
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Drum Channell: Drum Solo Competition. Be the best and win 1000$

Drum Channel has launched a global competition to find the best drum soloist on the plant, with a cool $1000 first prize!

For those not already in the know, Drum Channel invites drummers of any age, anywhere in the world to submit original videos of their drum solos. The winner will receive a $500 credit for plus a $500 complete Drum Channel DVD collection. In addition nine runners up will receive a copy of the brilliant JR Robinson DVD ‘The Time Machine’.

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Ultimate drum camp 2011

Dennis Chambers, Horacio Hernandez, Mike Mangini, Flo Mounier, Kenwood Dennard and LP artists, Giovanni Hidalgo and Raul Rekow.

-3 Master’s classes per day, 3 concert nights and 1 open jam night with student participation.
-6 practice rooms with drum kits and congas open until midnight everyday.

Held at the world renowned Orford Arts Centre in Mount Orford, Quebec, Canada.
Camp dates: August 16 to 21, 2011.

all info on Ultimate drum camp . com

Pas: International Solo Competition

Pas: International Solo Competition
Materials must be postmarked by: 03/15/2011

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).
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Chris Adler Mapex Drums clinic tour


2/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Backbeats Drum Shop
3/2 Bellevue, WA @ Donn Bennett Drum Studio
3/3 Fresno, CA @ Bentley?s Drum Shop
3/6 San Antonio, TX @ Jeff Ryder Drum Shop
3/7 Nashville, TN @ Forks Drum Closet
3/8 Kansas City, MO @ Explorers Percussion
3/9 Memphis, TN @ Memphis Drum Shop
3/10 Kenner, LA @ Ray Fransen Drum Shop
3/14 Plainview, NY @ Original Long Island Drum Center
3/15 Portland, ME @ Drum Shop
3/16 Hollywood, FL @ Resurrection Drums

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Bandcamp and Shure: the battle of the bands

For any and all well-rested from the holiday and ready to engage in combat: Shure is holding a Battle of the Bands where the grand prize is $10,000 worth of Shure gear and a performance at the RedGorilla Music Fest. It’s trivial (and free) to enter (all you need is your Bandcamp account), so hop to it right over here.

Writing. Practicing. Promoting. You’ve been grinding for years. You’ve paid your dues. And now it’s time to get the break you deserve.

Whether you’re a singer songwriter, 12-piece ska band or a glitch pop wizard, this is your shot to be heard by thousands. Grab your best track and rally your fans for a chance to win $10,000 worth of Shure gear

Click here and WIN the battle of the bands