2016 Solo Snare Drum Competition Winners

2016 WINNERS

Division II College Level: Majestic Concert Snare Drum

1st Prize: Brad Davis, University of Maryland

2nd Prize: Jon Clancy, University of Maryland


Division I High School Level: Yamaha Concert Snare Drum

1st Prize: Joseph Lockard, Howard High School

2nd Prize: Alvin Chung, Winston Churchill High School


 

 

Competition Repertoire

Division I
High School Students

Round 1:

Drum Corps on Parade, excerpt from page 1 only (beginning to downbeat of second measure on second to last line); 14 Modern Contest Solos for Snare Drum, John S. Pratt
Published by Alfred

Etude #16; Advanced Etudes for Snare Drum, Keith Aleo
Published by HoneyRock

Round 2:

Student’s choice – please pick one piece from this list (the winner will also play this piece on the final concert of the day side-by-side with Casey Cangelosi)

Aggressively for solo snare drum, Robert McCormick
Published by Kendor Music, Inc.

Three Dances for solo snare drum, Warren Benson, Movement I. only
Published by J.W. Pepper

Portraits of a Waltz for solo snare drum, Robert McCormick, Movement I. only
Published by HoneyRock

Snare Drum Suite, Siegfried Fink, “Intrada” movement only
Published by Musikverlag Zimmermann

           

Division II
College Students

Round 1:

Drum Corps on Parade; 14 Modern Contest Solos for Snare Drum, John S. Pratt
Published by Alfred

Etude #9, Douze Études pour Caisse-Claire, Jacques Delécluse
Published by Alphonse Leduc

Round 2:

Student’s choice – please pick one piece from this list (the winner will also play this piece on the final concert of the day side-by-side with Casey Cangelosi)

Meditation No. 1 for solo snare drum, Casey Cangelosi
Published by Cangelosi Publications

Asventuras for solo snare drum, Alexej Gerassimez
Published by Edition Svitzer

Impressions for snare drum and 2 tom-toms, Movt. I, Nicolas Martynciow
(performer must provide 2 tom-toms for competition if this piece is chosen)
Published by Éditions Henry Lemoine

Prím for solo snare drum, Askell Másson
Published by Éditions Bim

 

Competition Rules

All participants must be registered members of the Percussive Arts Society (at a minimum Backstage Pass Level) and also must be currently enrolled in a High School or College music program in the state of Maryland or Delaware. Applicants must provide the name and contact information for their teacher or ensemble director at their respective school of enrollment for confirmation of current enrollment.

  1. PAS Member Number (Backstage Pass Level minimum)
  2. Name of High School / College in the state’s of Maryland or Delaware
  3. Teacher or Ensemble Director’s name and contact information (email and phone number)

Send this information in an email to marylanddelawarepas@gmail.com; after you have paid your registration fee.

 

All pieces should be prepared and played on a concert style snare drum. There will be examples of different types of rolls (closed, open, etc.) in some of the repertoire. Participants should follow the composers’ instructions, historical contexts, and their teachers’ instructions as to how to interpret the rolls for each piece. (For instance, each division has required Rudimental and Concert etudes for the first round of the competition; each should be interpreted according to appropriate stylistic elements.)

Participants may bring their own snare drum and stand if desired. A snare drum and stand will be provided in each of the audition rooms for those students who cannot provide their own snare drums and stands.

Warm-up time will be provided in the band room at Towson University Department of Music beginning at 8 am. Please check-in at the check-in desk for directions and details beginning at 8 am. Signage will point contestants to the location of the check-in desk. 

The winner of each division must be available to perform during Casey Cangelosi’s concert / master class at the end of the “Day of Percussion” (between 5 pm and 7 pm) and to receive their snare drum prize. The winner must also be willing to have their picture taken with their prize-winning drum for distribution with the affiliated sponsor companies’ press materials.