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11 Mar

ATL Symphony Orchestra - Modern Snare Drum Competition 2013

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is proud to once again host the Modern Snare Drum Competition at the Woodruff Arts Center, June 22-23, 2013.  The competition is open to anyone ages 25 years old and under.  Competition will be organized into three separate rounds - preliminary, semi-final, and final.  There is a set list of repertoire for each round (listed below).

The competition jury includes the following esteemed clinicians:
Tom Sherwood (Principal Percussionist, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
Kevin Bobo (Associate Professor of Percussion, Indiana University)
Casey Cangelosi (Composer; Performer; Professor of Percussion, Concord University)
Marc Damoulakis (Percussion, The Cleveland Orchestra; DePaul University)
Michael Eagle (World Champion Scottish and Breton percussionist)
Charles Settle (Percussion, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

There is a $70 non-refundable application fee.  Application deadline is May 24th, 2013.  The competition is limited to 35 applicants, with acceptance based on the order of the applications received.

Candidates will be responsible for their own travel and housing expenses.  Information will be provided for nearby hotels offerign Atlanta Symphony Orchestra discount rates.

* Michael Eagle will be presenting a master class: "An Introduction to Contemporary Scottish Drumming" free to all applicants, Saturday evening, June 22, 2013. *

1st Place - $1,000 cash prize, Pearl Brass Philharmonic snare drum, and a selection of sponsor products
2nd Place - $750 cash prize, and a selection of sponsor products
3rd Place - $500 cash prize, and a selection of sponsor products

Preliminary Round - Etude No. 1 - Sherwood, Cave Dance - Glenn Kotche, Stick - Marc Mellits
Semi-final Round - Etude Progressive de la Technique; Volume 2: Solo 1, 2, and 3 - Guy Lefevre,  (A Call for Scores selection to be decided after March 1st), Snare System: Volume 1, No. 5 - Frederic Macarez
Final Round - The Conundrum - Michael Eagle, Slight of And Evil Hand - Casey Cangelosi, Tantrum - Kevin Bobo

For more information about the competition and how to apply, please visit the Modern Snare Drum Competition website or click HERE for an application.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Modern Snare Drum Competition
Tom Sherwood - [email protected]
1280 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 4074
Atlanta, GA 30309-3502