2020 Modern Snare Drum Competition Update
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the uncertainty around ongoing travel restrictions and potential limits on gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s competition. We are committed to hosting the competition in Cleveland in 2021. Find more information here.
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 sponsored by Pearl, 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.