It is my extreme pleasure to announce the inaugural UT Martin Percussion Ensemble YouTube Competition. The goal of this competition is to encourage excellence in high school percussionists through percussion ensemble chamber music. The winners of the competition will be featured on the UTM Percussion Ensemble concert on Sunday April 15, 2018 with both their winning piece and a side-by-side performance with the UTM Percussion Ensemble. In addition, the winning ensemble will receive a video and audio recording of their live performance. I encourage both directors and student groups to apply. Please see below for details of the competition. I look forward hearing great music performed by you!
Shane Jones, DMA
Assistant Professor of Percussion
Co-Director of Percussion Studies
University of Tennessee at Martin
Deadline: March 30, 2018
Submission Method: YouTube video published in 2018 (private or public)
Ensemble: 3 or more players, student run or curricular. (no soloists)
All student performers must be currently enrolled in the same High School, Music Academy, or Private Studio
Duration: 4 minutes to 12 minutes in length
No frontline or indoor drumline submissions. Classical Percussion Ensemble repertoire only please
Winner announced on April 2nd, 2018.
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