2021 Competition Update
Due to COVID-19 and to best protect our community of performers, the 2021 Modern Snare Drum Competition will be held virtually. Online applications are due May 1 and video auditions must be submitted by May 15. The winners will be announced virtually during the competition air date on June 4.
Our 2019 Winners
Division I: 1st - Jeremy Sreejayan | 2nd - David Riccobono | 3rd - Louis Pino
About the Competition
The Modern Snare Drum Competition, hosted by the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and presented by Majestic Percussion, is open to ages 26 and under, and aims to promote snare drum literature. Under the new direction of Marc Damoulakis, CIM faculty member and Cleveland Orchestra principal percussionist, this annual competition will continue former director Tom Sherwood's work to educate the percussion community on a wide array of snare drum repertoire, including newly commissioned works.