Hit Like A Girl recently announced the champions, runners-up and achievement award recipients for their 2015 international drumming contest for women and girls. The winners were chosen from over 400 entries, representing nearly 50 countries, through a process that included professional and music industry judges as well as public voting.
Category: Over 18
Champion: Lindsay Artkop (USA)
1st Runner-Up: Daiana Azar (Argentina)
2nd Runner-Up: Brooke Custerson (Australia)
Category: Under 18
Champion: Kalonica Nicx (Indonesia)
1st Runner-Up: Becca Webster (USA)
2nd Runner-Up (tie): Elise (USA)
2nd Runner-Up (tie): Natalie DePergola (USA)
The grand champion, Lindsay Artkop, will perform at this year's Percussive Arts Society International Convention in San Antonio, Texas on November 14, 2015. PAS is the world's largest percussion organization comprised of students, teacher, university program, professional drummers and percussionists, and supporting companies. Its annual events draw 6,000 or more drummers for three days of clinics, recitals and band performances, concerts, drum circles and other events over four days. Many of the world's greatest names in percussion regularly perform at these events and to be included on the program is a great honor.
Mira Burgers (Netherlands) won the Cirque du Soleil Amaluna tickets and a back-stage tour while the show is in Europe in 2015.
Tangela Facen (USA) was awarded free tuition to the MI Summer Shot program (June 22-26, 2015). Young students get a chance to taste what life could be like studying and playing music all day long at the Hollywood Musicians Institute campus. Students have an opportunity to join a band, perform, write and record songs and more in Musician Institute's professional recording facilities.
To view the 2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest Awards Show, log on to: http://www.drumchannel.com/articles/HLAG2015Awards
For more information about Hit Like A Girl, visit www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com.