Aiming to seek, support and celebrate the impact of female drummers on contemporary music and the worldwide drumming community, leading drum equipment manufacturers Crush, TRX, Vater, Evans and SKB, along with major drum media companies including Drum!, Tom Tom Magazine: A Magazine About Female Drummers, Alfred Music, Drum Channel and the Enter Music Network, are joining together to sponsor “Hit Like A Girl 2012”, the first ever drumming contest for girls and women.
The online competition, which kicks off February 1, will be hosted at http://www.hitlikeagirl2012.com and is open to female drumset players of all ages, levels, types and styles. Entries in the form of 3-minute performance videos will be accepted from February 1 through March 31, 2012 with the winners scheduled to be announced May 1. The video entries will be posted on the hitlikeagirl2012.xom and must include a brief description of the player’s background and influences. Since the competition will take place online, players can participate from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
For the final rounds, the top videos will be judged by a stellar panel of female drum artists, including drumming legend Sheila E, Jess Bowen (The Summer Set), Susie Ibarra (Mundo Niños), Dawn Richardson (4 Non-Blondes), Kim Thompson (Beyoncé) and Hannah Ford. Judging criteria will include technique, time, feel, creativity, personality, passion and showmanship. Fans, friends and drum enthusiasts from around the world will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in the preliminary round through viewer rankings.
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