Hit Like A Girl Winners 2016

Hit Like a Girl Contest Winners

Hit Like A Girl 2016 is the fifth annual global drumming contest for female drummers. Check out the incredible winners in this FREE pack!

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hlag logoFrom its beginnings in 2012, the Hit Like A Girl international drumming contest has grown to be one of the most viewed and prestigious competitions for drummers, male or female, worldwide. It celebrates female drummers of all ages and ability levels and encourage the growth of the female drumming community. Supported by the world’s top drummers and drum companies, the project has received hundreds of video entries from girls and women in 42 countries as well as more than 4,000,000 web impressions and tens of thousands of online votes and comments.

2016 Co-Spokespersons

  • Anika Nilles
  • Hannah Welton

2016 Corporate Sponsors

  • Evans
  • Mapex
  • Pro-Mark
  • Sabian
  • Sonor
  • Vic Firth
  • Zildjian
  • Dark Horse Percussion
  • Drum Channel
  • Innovative Percussion
  • Musicians Institute
  • School of Rock
  • SJC Drums
  • Swinghouse Studios
  • TRX Cymbals
  • Vater
  • Yamaha
  • Yamaha DTX


2016 Media Sponsors

  • Alfred
  • Alternative Press
  • The Black Page
  • Digital Drummer
  • DRUM!
  • Drum Guru
  • Drummers Resource
  • Drummer Café
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Enter Music Network
  • Hudson Music
  • Music Radar
  • Not So Modern Drummer
  • Online Drummer
  • Percussive Arts Society
  • Performance Drumming
  • Rhythm
  • Sick Drummer Magazine
  • Wikidrummers

2016 Celebrity Judges

  • Lindsay Artkop
  • Venzella Joy
  • Cherisse Osei
  • Jess Bowen
  • Senri Kawaguchi
  • Gina Schock
  • Emmanuelle Caplette
  • Nia Lovelis
  • Val Sepulveda
  • Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Samantha Maloney
  • Mona Tavakoli
  • Emily Dolan-Davies
  • Allison Miller
  • Kimberly Thompson
  • Yissy Garcia
  • Didi Negron
  • Alicia Warrington
  • Kiran Gandhi
  • Kalonica Nicx
  • Jordan West 

2016 Guest Judges

  • Steve Smith
  • Chad Smith
  • Aaron Spears

2016 Industry Judges

  • Katie Bursey
  • Prudence Elliot
  • Sarah Hagen,
  • Julie Hill
  • Gemma Hill,
  • Stacey Montgomery-Clark
  • Jonni Murphy
  • Craigie Zildjian


2016 Achievement Award Recipients

  • Musician’s Institute Summer Shot: Faith Benson
  • School Of Rock Scholarship: Carla Williams
  • Special Achievement: Ella Peña

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Here are the lessons/drummers that appear in this pack:

Helen De La Rosa (Dominican Republic): Champion, 18+

Theresa Stark (Germany): First Runner-Up, 18+

Bianca Richardson (USA): Second Runner-Up, 18+

Rebecca Webster (USA): Champion, Under 18

Natalia Krzakala (Poland):First Runner-Up, Under 18

Molly Rose (USA): Second Runner-Up (Tie), Under 18


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