Modern Snare Drum Competition

About the Competition

The Modern Snare Drum Competition, hosted by the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), 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. 

2023 Competition

​Finals will be live in Cleveland, OH, at the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Mixon Hall.

To tune into the livestream, please visit