Convention History

Beginning in 1971, performances and clinics called “Days of Percussion” were held in conjunction with the yearly business meetings. In 1974, the first Percussive Arts Society National Conference was held in Anaheim at California State University at Northridge. These events evolved into the Percussive Arts Society International Convention that we know today as PASIC. The first PASIC was held in 1976 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and has since grown into a four-day event held in convention centers in cities throughout the country. Please visit the archives on this site to see detailed information about recent conventions.

Percussive Arts Society Percussion Day
1971 Chicago, Illinois . Bob Tilles . DePaul University

Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion
1972 Chicago, Illinois National PAS, Inc. and College Inn and Sherman House Hotel
Illinois State Chapter

Percussive Arts Society National Conference (PASNC)
1974 Anaheim, California . Lloyd McCausland . Royal Inn Hotel, Northridge, California
Joel Leach . CSU, Northridge
1974 Chicago, Illinois . Conrad Hilton
1975 Chicago, Illinois . Thomas Siwe . Roosevelt University

Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)

1976 Rochester, New York . John Beck . Eastman School of Music
1977 Knoxville, Tennessee . Michael Combs . University of Tennessee
1978 Tempe, Arizona . Merv Britton . Arizona State University
1979 New York, New York . Morris Lang . Taft Hotel
1980 San Jose, California . Tony Cirone . Convention Center
1981 Indianapolis, Indiana . Paul Berns . Convention Center
1982 Dallas, Texas . Robert Schietroma . Loews Anatole Hotel
1983 Knoxville, Tennessee . Michael Combs . Convention Center
1984 Ann Arbor, Michigan . Michael Udow . University of Michigan
1985 Los Angeles, California . Jay Wanamaker . Sheraton Hotel
1986 Washington, D.C. . Randall Eyles . Convention Center and Kennedy Center
1987 St. Louis, Missouri . Norm Goldberg/Thomas Siwe . Adam’s Mark Hotel
1988 San Antonio, Texas . Genaro Gonzalez . Henry Gonzalez Convention Center
1989 Nashville, Tennessee . Bill Wiggins . Stouffer Hotel/Convention Center
1990 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . Dean Witten . Adams Hotel
1991 Anaheim, California . Dave Black . Disneyland Hotel
1992 New Orleans, Louisiana . Jim Atwood . Hyatt Regency Hotel
1993 Columbus, Ohio . Robert Breithaupt . Greater Columbus Convention Center
1994 Atlanta, Georgia . Tony McCutchen . Peachtree Plaza Hotel
1995 Phoenix, Arizona . J.B. Smith . Phoenix Civic Plaza
1996 Nashville, Tennessee . Bill Wiggins . Renaissance Hotel/Convention Center
1997 Anaheim, California . Theresa Dimond . Disneyland Hotel
1998 Orlando, Florida . Beth Radock Gottlieb . Orange County Convention Center
1999 Columbus, Ohio . Jim Rupp . Greater Columbus Convention Center
2000 Dallas, Texas . Michael Varner . Hyatt Regency Dallas
2001 Nashville, Tennessee . George Barrett . Nashville Convention Center & Renaissance Nashville Hotel
2002 Columbus, Ohio . Susan Powell . Greater Columbus Convention Center
2003 Louisville, Kentucky . Rick Mattingly . Kentucky International Convention Center
2004 Nashville, Tennessee . George Barrett . Nashville Convention Center & Renaissance Nashville Hotel
2005 Columbus, Ohio . Greater Columbus Convention Center
2006 Austin, Texas . Austin Convention Center
2007 Columbus, Ohio . Greater Columbus Convention Center
2008 Austin, Texas . Austin Convention Center
2009 Indianapolis, Indiana . Indiana Convention Center & Westin Hotel
2010 Indianapolis, Indiana . Indiana Convention Center & Westin Hotel
2011 Indianapolis, Indiana . Indiana Convention Center & Westin Hotel
2012 Austin, Texas . Austin Convention Center
2013 Indianapolis, Indiana . Indiana Convention Center & Westin Hotel