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(year specifies date of induction)

Keiko Abe (1993)

Alan Abel (1998)

Henry Adler (1988)

Clifford Alexis (2013)

Frank Arsenault (1975)

Elden C. "Buster" Bailey (1996)

Michael Balter (2015)

John Beck (1999)

Remo Belli (1986)

Louie Bellson (1978)

Warren Benson (2003)

John Bergamo (2012)

James Blades (1975)

Hal Blaine (2012)

Art Blakey (2014)

Michael Bookspan (2003)

Carroll Bratman (1984)

Harry Breuer (1980)

Roy Burns (2008)

Gary Burton (1988)

John Cage (1982)

Joe Calato (2001)

Jim Chapin (1995)

Vida Chenoweth (1994)

Bobby Christian (1989)

Anthony J. Cirone (2007)

Jimmy Cobb (2011)

Billy Cobham (2006)

Martin Cohen (2006)

Michael Colgrass (1987)

Alan Dawson (1996)

John Calhoun (J.C.) Deagan (1999)

Jack DeJohnette (2010)

Jacques Delecluse (2009)

Dennis DeLucia (2015)

Warren "Baby" Dodds (2007)

Cloyd Duff (1977)

Sandy Feldstein (2005)

Siegfried Fink (2003)

Vic Firth (1995)

Alfred Friese (1978)

George Gaber (1995)

Steve Gadd (2005)

David Garibaldi (2012)

Terry Gibbs (2000)

Billy Gladstone (1978)

Evelyn Glennie (2008)

Morris Goldenberg (1974)

Saul Goodman (1972)

George Hamilton Green (1983)

Lionel Hampton (1984)

Haskell Harr (1972)

Lou Harrison (1985)

Roy Haynes (1998)

Mickey Hart (2009)

Sammy Herman (1994)

Fred D. Hinger (1986)

Richard Hochrainer (1979)

Double Image: Dave Samuels & David Friedman (2015)

Milt Jackson (1996)

Harold Jones (2013)

Jo Jones (1990)

Elvin Jones (1991)

Tzong-Ching Ju (2016)

Roy Knapp (1972)

William Kraft (1990)

Gene Krupa (1975)

Morris "Arnie" Lang (2000)

Stanley Leonard (2010)

Alexander Lepak (1997)

Mel Lewis (2001)

Maurice Lishon (1989)

William F. Ludwig II (1993)

William F. Ludwig Sr. (1972)

Shelly Manne (1997)

Elliot "Ellie" Mannette (2003)

Joe Morello (1993)

Clair Musser (1975)

NEXUS: Bob Becker, William Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, John Wyre (1999)

John Noonan (1972)

Red Norvo (1992)

Babatunde Olatunji (2001)

Gary Olmstead (2013)

Charles Owen (1981)

Harry Partch (1974)

Al Payson (2001)

Gordon B. Peters (2004)

John S. Pratt (2002)

Paul Price (1975)

Tito Puente (2001)

Salvatore Rabbio (2013)

Steve Reich
(2007)

Buddy Rich (1986)

Emil Richards (1994)

Max Roach (1982)

Walter Rosenberger (2010)

James Salmon (1974)

Fred Sanford (2000)

Steven Schick (2014)

Dick Schory (2011)

Ed Shaughnessy (2004)

Thomas Siwe (2011)

Ed Soph (2016)

Murray Spivack (1991)

Ringo Starr (2002)

Leigh Howard Stevens (2006)

George L. Stone (1997)

Gordon Stout (2012)

William Street (1976)

Ed Thigpen (2002)

Edgard Varese (1980)

Glen Velez (2014)

William "Chick" Webb (1985)

Charley Wilcoxon (1981)

Tony Williams (1997)

Armand Zildjian (1994)

Avedis Zildjian (1979)

Robert Zildjian (2000)

Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame Nominations

The Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame was established in 1972 and recognizes the contributions of the most highly regarded professional leaders in percussion performance, education, research, scholarship, administration, composition and the industry.

Nominees must have demonstrated the highest ideals and professional integrity to their profession. They must have brought about significant events, substantive improvements in the world of percussion, or contributed to the betterment of the profession through exemplary services or acts.

A nominee must have a record of sustained (though not necessarily continuous) contributions to the field and be supportive of the philosophy and objectives of the Percussive Arts Society. Performing groups who have demonstrated the highest ideals and professional integrity to their profession may be considered for nomination. Posthumous nominees may be included.

Those who submit nominations must provide the following biographical data: date of birth; current address of the nominee or, if deceased, name and address of a surviving family member; a brief description of the nominee’s achievement(s) which qualify the nominee for entry to the PAS Hall of Fame; and a curriculum vitae or career history or the candidate will not be considered. Three letters of nomination for a Hall of Fame nominee will be selected by the PAS Executive Director and forwarded to the Nominating Committee.

The Hall of Fame Nominating Committee consists of the Past Presidents with their elected representative serving as chair. The function of the Nominating Committee shall be to evaluate the nominees in accordance with the Criteria for Selection and forward a slate of only the most deserving candidates to the Board of Advisors for final selection.

Final selection of the inductees will be made by the Board of Advisors based on the documentation provided by the nominator and in accordance with the Criteria for Election. Candidates receiving a majority of votes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Those elected, living or deceased, are honored at the annual PASIC President's Reception and formally inducted in front of the PAS Membership, prior to the Thursday evening concert.

Nominations will be accepted from any PAS member. Nominees need not be PAS members. Names of those nominated will be given consideration for 3 years from the date of their first letter of nomination.

Nominations must include the name and address of the nominator and be sent to the Executive Director, Hall of Fame, PAS, 110 W. Washington Street, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204. The deadline for nominations is December 31 of each year.

Timeline for nominations and selection to the Hall of Fame
December 31 – Deadline for nominations.
March – Council of Past Presidents review nominations and select a final slate of candidates.
April – Board of Advisors vote on Hall of Fame candidates.
June – Hall of Fame inductees are announced for current year.
PASIC – New Hall of Fame inductees are presented awards during the convention. 

Required Documentation for Hall of Fame Nominees
1) Individual - Date of birth. Group - date of formation.
2) Current email and mailing address of the nominee or, if deceased, name, email and mailing address of a surviving family member or group member(s).
3) A brief description of the nominee’s achievement(s) which qualify the nominee for entry to the PAS Hall of Fame. 
4) Curriculum vitae or career history.
5) Multiple letters supporting the nomination.
Three letters of nomination for a Hall of Fame nominee will be selected by the PAS Executive Director and forwarded to the Nominating Committee.

Criteria for Election to the PAS Hall of Fame
All nominees will be judged according to the following criteria:
Contribution: Has the nominee made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of percussion?
Eminence: Have achievements in performance, education, research, scholarship, administration, composition or the industry distinguished the nominee from his or her contemporaries?
Influence: Has the nominee’s influence been of major significance to the profession even though contributions may have been confined largely to a single area of interest.
Permanence: Is it probable that the nominee’s accomplishments will continue to be valued by percussion professionals of the future?

Contact Us:

Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington Street Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: 317.974.4488
F: 317.974.4499
E: percarts@pas.org
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