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Zildjian Announces the 2016 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Competition Winner

The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to announce that the 2016 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship winner is David Yoon from the Julliard School. David is a student of Dan Druckman and will receive a $5,000 tuition award, an expense-free trip to…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2016

News: Enter Evans’ Heavyweight Tournament Now!

Evans is seeking the heaviest hitters for its Heavyweight Tournament. Drummers are called to compete, for four rounds, in a single-elimination battle to determine the “Undisputed Heavyweight Champion.” Winners are determined by votes every week, with each competition’s top voter…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2015

Lee Ritenour Announces All-Star Judges For 4th Bi-Annual Six String Theory Competition

Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’, John Patitucci, Marcus Miller, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin and Patrice Rushen Among Musicians Serving in Categories of Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboard and Drums REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN THROUGH MAY 15, 2014  TOTAL PRIZE PACKAGE VALUE OVER…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2014

Guitar Center's Drum-Off Celebrates 25 Years With An All-Star Line-Up

Chad Smith, Steve Ferrone, Chris Dave, Ray Luzier and more perform live as the top 5 undiscovered drummers in the country compete for the title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion  Tickets for the January 18 finals are available now. Starting…

Modern Drummer
Dec 20, 2013

World’s Fastest Drummer Competition Heats Up Nashville

Tom Grosset of Toronto became the second person in history to break 1,200 single strokes (hits) in sixty seconds, at this year’s WFD World’s Fastest Drummer Extreme Sport drumming event held during the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville this past…

Modern Drummer
Aug 12, 2013

Guitar Center Launches Its 25th Annual Drum-Off Competition

  The nationwide competition in search of the next great undiscovered drummer offers the chance to a win career-launching prize package  Guitar Center’s Drum-Off launches its 25th annual search for the next great undiscovered drummer. Developed to spotlight the drumming community, Guitar Center’s…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2013

Last Chance! Marley’s Music Uprising Band Search Competition

Marley Beverage Company, in partnership with Sonicbids, has launched Marley’s Music Uprising, a contest to discover the next great sound inspired by reggae and influenced by the legendary Bob Marley. “Our father’s music inspires people around the world,” said Stephen…

Modern Drummer
May 22, 2013

World's Fastest Drummer Contest

Do You Have What it Takes to be The World’s Fastest Drummer?  Now you can prove it! NAMM announces the twelfth effort to find the “World’s Fastest Drummer”. This highly charged interactive event is a feature at this year’s Summer…

Modern Drummer
Jun 7, 2012

Mapex Drums’ Drummer of Tomorrow Contest US Final Round

Mapex Drums’ Drummer of Tomorrow contest is gearing up for the United States Final round, being held at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, this coming January 19. The performance is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. at the Anaheim…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2012