COMPETITION DETAILS​

Who's Eligible? 

Drum-Off Global 2019 is open to drummers of all races, nationalities and genders worldwide and we welcome both new, aspiring and established drummers to participate.

 

For competitors who participate in the Drum Set Solo category, he or she can compete in only ONE Drum Set Solo category of their choice.


However, competitors may participate in both a Drum Set Solo category and the Rhythm Duo category. If a competitor wishes to participate in both Drum Set Solo and Rhythm Duo categories, he or she will have to pay its respective registration fees. This mean that the competitor will have twice the chance of winning in the competition.

This competition is for Qualified Amateurs. A “Qualified Amateur” is defined as one who does not earn more than USD$45,000 gross income per year as a professional performing musician, based on the previous tax year.

How To Register:

Competitors can take part in the following ways; from henceforth they will be referred as:

1. Route A - YouTube Auditions (Limited to contestants outside of Singapore)

2. Route B - Live Auditions held in Singapore (For all Competitors from any part of the world and from Singapore)

Registration Commencement Date:

28 February 2019 (Thursday)

Registration End Date & Results Date:

Youtube Auditions: 3 June 2019 (Monday)

Results will be released on 17 June 2019 (Monday)

Live Auditions: 13 July 2019 (Saturday) or 14 July 2019 (Sunday)

Results will be released on 14 July 2019 (Sunday)

Registration Fees:

SGD$100.00 per Drum Set Solo category application

SGD$130.00 per Rhythm Duo category application
 

Bugis+ 2nd level Atrium

Address: 201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067

"Live" Drum-Off Global venue:

Categories:

Super Junior: (Male and Female)

7 years old and below

 

Junior: (Male and Female)

12 years old and below 

 

Intermediate: (Male and Female)

18 years old and below

 

Girls: (Ladies only) 

35 years old and below (NEW age limit)

 

Open: (Male and Female)

No age restrictions

 

NEW: RHYTHM DUO (Male and/or Female)

No age restrictions

Must be 1 Drum Set drummer together with  

1 standing Percussionist playing Congas, Bongos, Timbales,

Cajon, Djembe and other drums.

- REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED -

COMPETITION FLOW​

YouTube Auditions: Route A
For all Competitors outside of Singapore.

 

Do register & make payment by Monday, 3 June 2019. 

 

Once registrations are completed, an email with a serial number starting with A0-XXXX will be given to the Route A competitor. 
 
Once registration and payment 
is made, you may go ahead and submit your YouTube video link to info@fest-events.com anytime before the closing date on Monday 3 June 2019.

*Concerning the rules of video requirements, please refer to: Requirements and Regulations

 

Shortlisted Semi-Finalists will be notified by email by 17 of June 2019.

 

*All Youtube Drum Set Solo categories Audition (Route A) videos should only be a 2-minute long drum solo performance with no music tracks or no accompaniment of musicians.

 

*All Youtube Rhythm DUO Audition (Route A) should only be 2-minute long drum + percussion solo performance with no music tracks or electronics.

 

 

 

"Live" Auditions: (Route B)

For all Competitors from any part of the world and from Singapore.

 

Registration should be done as soon as possible from the date of 28 Feb 2019 to secure a slot for the Live audition held in Singapore. Closing date is 14 July 2019.

 

Once registration is complete, an email with a serial number starting with B0-XXXX will be given to the Route B competitor.

 

Auditionees are required to attend the auditions at Bugis + in Singapore on the following dates:

 

13 July 2019 (Saturday)       

Junior, Intermediate and Rhythm Duo Categories     

 

14 July 2019 (Sunday)

Super Junior, Girls and Open Categories 

 

Qualifying Semi-Finalists will be notified by 14 July 2019, 20 minutes after the last Live Auditionee.


*All Live Auditionees for Drum Set categories (Route B) should only perform a 2-minute long drum solo performance with no music tracks or no accompaniment of musicians or no electronics.

 

Rhythm DUO live auditionees are required to perform a 2-minute drum + percussion solo with no music tracks or no electronics.

 

Total set up time should be no longer than 5 minutes, and competitor should do it alone.

 

However if competitor is age 12 years or younger, 1 adult can accompany the competitor and the set up time is still no longer than 5 minutes. 

*Concerning the rules of set up, please refer to: Requirements and Regulations

 

NOTE: Registered contestants will be given stipulated time-slots on the actual day of auditions. Pre-registrations are strongly encouraged and priority will be given to contestants who have registered online.

Semi-Finalists For Route A (Youtube Auditions) 28 August, Wednesday

All Semi-Finalists are required to arrive in Singapore by 27 August 2019, Tuesday. 
The date of the Semi-Finals (Route A) is 28 August 2019, Wednesday, 3pm to 9pm held at Bugis+ 2nd level Atrium.

 

Semi-Finalists for Drum Set Solo categories are required to perform a 4-minute drum solo performance with no music tracks or no accompaniment of musicians or no electronics.

Semi-Finalists for the Rhythm DUO category are required to perform a 4-minute drum + percussion solo with no music tracks or no electronics.

 

Total set up time should be no longer than 5 minutes. And competitor should do it alone.  
However if competitor is age 12 years or younger, 1 adult can accompany the competitor and the set up time is still no longer than 5 minutes. 
 

*Concerning the rules of set up, please refer to: Requirements and Regulations

 

Results will be announced 20 minutes after the last contestant of the night.

 

4 Semi-Finalists from each category will move on to the Grand Finals held on 31 Aug 2019, Saturday.

Semi-Finalists For Route B (Live Auditions) 29 August, Thursday

All Semi-Finalists are required to arrive in Singapore by 27 August 2019, Tuesday. The date of the Semi-Finals (Route B) is 29 August 2019,Thursday, 3pm to 9pm held at Bugis+ 2nd level Atrium.

 

Semi-Finalists for Drum Set Solo categories are required to perform a 4-minute drum solo performance with no music tracks or no accompaniment of musicians or no electronics.

 

Semi-Finalists for the Rhythm DUO category are required to perform a 4-minute drum + percussion solo with no music tracks or no electronics.

 

Total set up time should be no longer than 5 minutes. And competitor should do it alone.  
However if competitor is age 12 years or younger, 1 adult can accompany the competitor and the set up time is still no longer than 5 minutes. 
 

*Concerning the rules of set up, please refer to: Requirements and Regulations

 

Results will be announced 20 minutes after the last contestant of the night.

 

4 Semi-Finalists from each category will move on to the Grand Finals held on 31 Aug 2019, Saturday.

GRAND FINALS 31 August, Saturday - 12noon Till 6pm Held At Bugis+ 2nd Level Atrium

All Grand-Finalists are required to arrive for registrations by 11am on 31 August 2019.

 

All Drum Set Solo Grand-Finalists are required to perform:

a) a 
1-minute snare drum piece written by a marching drum superstar. This snare drum piece along with a video will be given by 1 July 2019.
b) a 
4-minute drum solo performance with no music tracks or no accompaniment of musicians or no electronics.

 

All Rhythm DUO Finalists are required to perform:

a) a 
1-minute DUO snare drum piece written by a marching drum superstar. This DUO snare drum piece along with a video will be given by 1 July 2019.
b) a 
4-minute drum + percussion solo with no music tracks or no electronics.

 

Total set up time should be no longer than 5 minutes. And competitor should do it alone. However if competitor is age 12 years or younger, 1 adult can accompany the competitor and the set up time is still no longer than 5 minutes. 

*Concerning the rules of set up, please 
refer to
: Requirements and Regulations

 

Grand Champion Results will be announced 20 minutes after the last contestant of the finals.

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