The Mid-Missouri Percussion Arts Trophy competition was developed by Carol Helble over 10 years ago in order to provide an evaluation and performance opportunity for high school and collegiate marimbists. Leigh Howard Stevens served as the first guest artist and masterclass clinician. Since the innaugural "marimba only" competition, the event has expanded to include two secondary categories; one that alternates between concert snare drum, timpani, and multi-percussion/drumset, and a duet competition on the Friday of MMPAT weekend.
For the 11th anniversary (March 2nd and 3rd, 2018) the competitive categories will be:
The top three highest scoring performers in each category and division (high school and collegiate) receive trophies. The top two performers in each category also perform in masterclass with the guest clinicians/judges .
The titles below describe the event details and competition categories for 2018. Please check back periodically for updates, schedules, and any additional information.
The 2018 Application is available here: APPLICATION