John H. Beck… about us:

The Italy Percussion Competition is one of the most prestigious percussion competitions being held in the world percussion community.
Now in its 14th year this competition provides an excellent challenge to the most talented percussionists for snare drum,
timpani, marimba, vibraphone and drum set. The jury consists of the major professional players on each instrument category.
Win or loose each contestant comes away with an in depth knowledge of their instrument not known to them before.
The competition is held in Montesilvano,Pescara Italy a most beautiful part of Southeast Italy and is hosted by Antonio Santangelo.
The accommodations for both student and faculty are comfortable and pleasant.
I know because I have been part of the competition for many years.
I highly recommend The Italy Percussion Competition for all those students looking for an unforgettable percussion experience.

John H. Beck
Professor Emeritus of Percussion
Eastman School of Music