The quest continues as Mapex searches for the Drummer Of Tomorrow with the quarterfinal voting round now open through October 10th.
The Mapex Drummer Of Tomorrow contest began the first of several elimination rounds on June 1st, 2011, and will continue through 2012, culminating at the Musik Messe show in Frankfurt, Germany. United States entries are now closed.
Each submitted entry features a studio performance, along with approximately 90 seconds of personal footage shot of the contestant’s family, friends and music teachers. Voting runs from now until October 10th. The eight advancing participants (semifinalists) will perform at the annual Big Beat Competition hosted by the Five Star Drum Shops.
Since yesterday, over 1,000 new users have registered to vote and comment on videos. Voting is free and you can vote once per entry, per day. You can also login directly from your Facebook account! New users can register to vote at DrummerofTomorrow.com.
The winners of the Drummer Of Tomorrow contest will be entered to receive over $50,000 in prizes and drum gear. Prizes include drum sets from Mapex Drums, cymbals from Zildjian, drumheads from Remo, drum sticks from Vic Firth and songbooks from Alfred Music Publishing. In addition, the top winner will win an Artist Endorsement Contract from Mapex Drums, and will appear on the company’s official Artist Roster.