It was only a few weeks ago that I was lamenting the demise of Guitar Center’s annual drum solo competition, the “Drum Off.” They’re in the midst of a turnaround as I write this and I hope that they are successful.
In the meantime, it was with great excitement that I discovered that the Percussive Arts Society–aka PAS–was hosting a drumset competition that begins immediately and concludes with finals in Nashville, TN on June 19th, 2020.
The first prize winner will recieve $10,000.
The deadline for entering is December 15th, 2019 and here is the link where you can submit your entry:
In order to be eligible, entrants must be 18 to 30 years old on or before June 19th, 2020. There is no entry fee and membership in PAS is not required in order to enter. This tells me that the kind folks at PAS are doing this for the right reasons. They’re looking to help some up and comers gain attention and maybe pay off some debt or buy some great gear.
In order to enter, you need to submit a private link to a YouTube clip where you are playing along to a track. The video must be no less than three minutes and no longer than ten. That’s it!
Unfortunately for me, I’m not within the age range, but if you are, what are you waiting for?