PAS publications are the central source for percussion news from around the world, in-depth editorial, quality research articles and reference sources you won’t find anywhere else. We offer a variety of publications that keep readers up-to-date on the latest happenings in the percussion world, expand their knowledge on a wide range of percussion topics, and provide references for any type of research. Our bimonthly publications, Percussive Notes and Rhythm! Scene are a must-read for anyone serious about drums and percussion.
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We welcome article submissions and news items for Percussive Notes, Rhythm! Scene, the PAS Online Thesis/Dissertation Repository and Percussive Notes Online Research Edition.
Rhythm! Scene (formerly Percussion News), the Percussive Arts Society's newsletter, provides timely news and information about percussion performances and events around the world, and Society news. Rhythm! Scene, published in February, April, June, August, October, and December, is an all digital publication.
Percussive Notes is the journal of the Percussive Arts Society. Published in January, March, May, July, September and November, this journal is written for professional and student percussionists. Regular sections are devoted to drumset, marching percussion, world percussion, keyboard, symphonic percussion, education, technology, health and wellness, research and reviews.