RUSH Drum Legend NEIL PEART Posthumously Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award From Percussive Arts Society
November 13, 2021, 2 weeks ago
Rush drum legend Neil Peart passed away on January 7th, 2020 at the age of 67 following a three-year battle with brain cancer. On November 11th, he was posthumously honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Percussive Arts Society (PAS) at this year's Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis Peart's wife Carrie Nuttall and his daughter Olivia accepted the award on his behalf.
A photo from the occasion shared by drummer Dave Stark can be viewed below.
In memory of Neil, with the support of his family, Modern Drummer announced plans last month to present an up-and-coming drummer with the annual "Neil Peart Spirit Of Drumming Scholarship".
The scholarship, originally announced at the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival by Carrie Nutall-Peart, provides the recipient with 52 weeks of free drum lessons from world-class drum instructor Dom Famularo, along with a 1-year subscription to Modern Drummer All Access, plus a selection of classic Rush album releases from Universal Music Enterprises.
Potential recipients of the scholarship must be qualified entrants to participate. A "qualified entrant" is defined as someone who is a legal US citizen between the ages of 14 and 21, is not a professional musician, and is not a party to any sponsorship or entertainment contract that, in Modern Drummer's judgment, conflicts with the spirit of the scholarship.
Potential recipients must submit up to a 2-minute video of their playing AND a short essay describing why this scholarship will be significant to both their life and their drumming. The impact on their drumming that has been inspired by Neil's playing and legacy.
To enter and for full Official Rules, go here, fill out the form and upload the video along with your essay. All submissions must be received prior to November 26, 2021.
Entries will be reviewed in the order they are received, and the recipient will be announced at the Modern Drummer 2021 Festival, as well as featured in an upcoming issue of Modern Drummer.
Be inspired by the legacy & legend, "The Professor" Neil Peart by entering now.