PAS has 17 standing committees that address specific areas of percussion performance, research, education, pedagogy and the percussion community. PAS committees play an essential role in advancing percussion through the development and dissemination of the latest information, research and initiatives. If you are interested in serving on a committee, you can read about the protocols for joining below. Please note: you must be a PAS subscriber at the VIP or All Access levels to serve on a committee.
If you would like to serve on a PAS committee or find out more about a committee's activities, click on “Committee Mission Statement and Protocol” below or contact the chair of the committee via email. If you are interested in committee service and want to view how committees are structured and operate, you may view the Committee Chairs' Handbook. All candidates for committee membership will electronically submit a letter of interest and Vita (resume) to each Committee Chair during the official open window for applications, which is April 1st to May 31st. A detailed timeline for the selection process can be found at the bottom of this page.
Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
The Contest and Audition Procedures Committee organizes and administers the annual PAS Solo Competition. In addition, the committee participates in research and dissemination of contest and audition related information. Their work is published in Percussive Notes, Rhythm! Scene, and organized for PASIC Panel Discussions.
Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
(11 members+advisory) Committee Chair: John Fitzgerald (since March 2013) 2019: Peter Hussey, John Scalici, Frank Shaffer 2020: Warren Hyer 2021: Jessica Fredricks, Eric Dunton, Jeff Holland 2021: Robert Damm, Robert Friedman Advisory: Kim Brower, Michael Pratt, Jim Greiner, John Yost The Interactive Drumming Committee promotes the establishment and benefits of participatory percussion-based experiences in education, recreation, healthcare, business world, disabilities, social work, and community building settings where people of all ages and backgrounds can participate. Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
(28 members) Chair: Mark Reilly (January 2016) 2019: Alex Casmiro, Ward Durrett, Scott Johnson, Michael McIntosh, Iain Moyer, Tom Rarick, Terry Sanders, Adan Wiencken, Jon Weber, Sean Womack 2020: Glen Buecker, Andrew Veit, Jesse Willis 2021: Jamie Haffner, Brad Halls, Joe Hobbs, Mark Kapral, Brendan Mason, Nick Phillips, Charles Poole, Shilo Stroman, Ian Wudyka 2022: Frank Chapple, Michael Eagle, Jason Ihnat, Lance Pedigo, Bryan Waites The Marching Percussion Committee hosts the PAS Marching Percussion Festival and Individuals Competition at each PASIC. Additionally, the committee strives to serve the international community of teachers, arrangers, performers, and aficionados by developing and offering a variety of educational materials. Many of the adjudicators for the various festivals are PAS Marching Percussion Committee members who volunteer their time and expertise to provide students with a quality evaluation and positive performance experience. Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
The Music Technology Committee is comprised of subcommittees that address areas of outreach, "hands-on" technology labs, listening lab, and publications with respective subcommittee chairs who work with the MTC Chair to develop publications and PASIC presentations as well as conduct reviews of products and other related materials. Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
The New Music/Research Committee oversees the PASIC Focus Day activities including theme development, artistic programming, panel development, and production. It is the mission of the New Music/Research Committee to propose creative, innovative, and imaginative themes that allow Focus Day hosts to explore programming that exposes new compositional trends and challenges and provokes audiences, while maintaining connections to the historically significant composers and performers who together shaped the contemporary art-form of new music for percussion. Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
The Scholarly Research Committee promotes and advances scholarly research in all areas of percussion and coordinates the activities of the Scholarly Paper and Poster Presentations at each PASIC. The committee oversees and coordinates submissions for the PAS Online Research Journal. Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
(29 members) Chair: Phillip O’Banion and Richard Weiner (since 2016) 2019: Braham Dembar, Ed Choi, Will James, Shawn Lafrenz, Jauvon Gilliam, Jerry Noble, Tom Sherwood, Jeremy Branson, Brian Jones, Randy Max, Phil O’Banion, Nicholas Ormrod, Joe Petrasek, Glenn Watkins, Richard Weiner, Glenn Zeinemann 2021: Keith Aleo, Patti Neimi, Thomas N. Akins, John Kilkenny, Karl Dustman 2022: Michael Culligan, Peter Flamm, Mark Lattimer, J.B. Leclere, Edward Stephan, Matthew Strauss The Symphonic Committee serves the percussion and musical community by promoting, supporting, and endorsing symphonic-related activities through master classes, labs, clinics, and panel discussions at PASIC. The Symphonic Committee provides motivation, encouragement, and symphonic percussion awareness by means of scholarship, education, and performance. Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
(20 members) Chair: Jennifer Hotz (January 2016) Shane Jones, Kelsey Molinari, Drew Morales, Johari Harris, Lauren Floyd, Michael Metz, Michael Barnes, Leonard Bruenning, Mark Collins II, Adam Davis, Rick Drewry, Daniel Edwards, Noah Friedman, Stephen Karukas, Trice Mayhall, Paul Millette, Charles Mogen, Peter Soroka, Christopher Wilson The PAS University Committee provides collegiate percussionists with opportunity to lead and network, and facilitate the development of more informed and well-rounded students. Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
(17 members) Chair: Jason Baker (since Jan 1, 2017) 2019: Justin Alexander, Jason Baker, James Doyle, Timothy Jones, Fernando Meza, Aaron Ragsdale, Joshua Smith, Tracy Wiggins 2020: Josh Armstrong, Julie Licata 2021: Gordon Hicken, Jeff Barudin 2022: Tommy Dobbs, Marja Kerney, Jason Kihle, Earl Yowell The University Pedagogy Committee promotes and enhances the exploration, improvement, elevation, and facilitation of the craft of percussion at every level of college teaching. Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
(32 members) Chair: N. Scott Robinson, Ph.D. (since January 2014) 2019: Jennifer Caputo, Anthony Di Sanza, Matt Henry, Shawn Mativetsky, Dr. Neeraj Mehta, CJ Menge, Neil Sisauyhoat, Heather Sloan, Mark Stone 2020: Kyle Forsthoff, Dave Gerhart, Brandon Haskett, Joel Laviolette, Dan Piccolo, Cliff Sutton 2022: Ruben Alvarez, Sonja Branch, Roger Braun, Justin Bunting, Andres Espinoza Agurto, Ryan Frost, Matt Geiger, Richard Henson, Dave Longfellow, Adam Maalouf, Monette Marino, Andy Miller, Eugene Novotney, Patrick Roulet, Gavin Ryan, Adam Snow The World Percussion Committee works to promote and enhance the intellectual and artistic discourse in the field of world percussion music. The committee provides unique opportunities and forums for percussion students, educators, and artists across the globe through PAS to expand their cross-cultural awareness, musicianship, and understanding of world percussion traditions. The PAS World Percussion Committee seeks applications for PASIC focused on instruments indigenous to world percussion traditions featured in either traditional or contemporary contexts. Applications featuring primarily Western percussion should be directed to the respective category in the application process. Committee Mission Statement and Protocol
∙ You must be a PAS Subscriber at the VIP or All Access level.
∙ Read the “Committee Mission Statement and Protocol” for the Committee you are interested in.
∙ View the Committee Chairs' Handbook to see how committees are structured and operate.
∙ Contact the current Committee Chair or email Brian Zator at email@example.com if you have questions.
∙ Send a letter of intent, current resume or curriculum vitae and related experiences to the work of the committee to PAS President, Brian Zator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.