PAS has 18 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 an active PAS Member to serve on a committee.

Join 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.

Composition Committee

(14 members - 0 openings)
Chair: Nicolaus Meyers (since Jan 1, 2017)
2019: Matt Filosa, Lane Harder, Greg Jackson, Matthew Richmond, Luis Rivera, Jamie Whitmarsh
2020: Brian Blume, Joe Moore
2021: Tim Corpus, Brian Graiser
2022: Greg Haynes, Juan Mendoza, Francisco Perez

The Composition Committee administrates the annual PAS Composition Contest, including selection of judges, rules clarification, and reviews of winning compositions. The committee is also responsible for determining categories for the contest and strives to secure exposure for winning compositions and notable composers of percussion music at PASIC and other state days of percussion.

Committee Mission Statement and Protocol

Contest and Audition Procedures Committee

(14 members - 3 openings)
Chair: Gene Koshinski (since March 2013)
2019: Sarah Waters
Tim Broscious, Adam Groh
2022: Mark Collins, Alexis Corbin, Timothy Feerst, Ben Fraley, Jonathan Ovalle, David Saad, Bobby Schroyer

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

Diversity Committee FB-f-Logo__blue_20

(currently accepting new members)
Inaugural Chair: Heather Sloan
The Diversity Committee coordinates efforts to develop and foster initiatives aimed at expanding membership diversity and enhancing community outreach, with special emphasis on serving historically marginalized populations within PAS and throughout the world.

Disabilities, Point Person: Ralph Hicks
Leadership Diversity, Point Person: Julie Hill
Gender Concerns, Point Person: Phoebe Hughes
LGBTQA+ Concerns, Point Person: position open
Marketing and Branding, Point People: Blair Helsing, David Levine
PASIC Diversity Committee Meeting Participation, Point Person: Julie Hill
PASIC Convention Participation, Point People: Keylee Fletcher, Felicia Behm
PAS Professional Opportunities, Point Person: position open
Primary Education, Point Person: David Spitzberg
Racial Diversity, Point Person: Sean Daniels
Secondary Education, Point Person: position open
Socioeconomic Concerns, Point Person, Andres Espinoza-Agurto

Current Members:
Mindy Abovitz, Jessica Alexander, Cliff Alexis, Ginny Armstrong, James Armstrong, Megan Arns, Lindsay Artkop, Yuko Asada, Meggie Aube, Felicia Behm, Laurel Black, Kareem Brown, Lauren Calkin, Jennifer Caputo, Danielle Chan, Catherine A. Conrad, Alexis Corbin, Hovey Corbin, Stan Dahl, Sean Daniels, Julie Davila, Elizabeth DeLamater, Diane Downs, Amanda Duncan, Karl Dustman, Mia Eaton, Brian Ente, Andres Espinoza-Agurto, Keylee Fletcher, Fia Forslund, Julia Gaines, Mary Gardner, Angela Gabriel Goulden, Latrice Green, Liz Guzman, Colleen Haas, Blair Helsing, Richard Henson, Ralph Hicks, Julie Hill, Phil Hood, Jennifer Hotz, Phoebe Hughes, Karen Hunt, Kristie Ibrahim, Don Johns, Donna Kelley, Whitney Kessling, Olivia Kieffer, Louise King, Rebecca Kite, David Levine, K. Michelle Lewis, Julie Licata, Lauretta Main, Mary Manos, Monette Marino, Merrilee McNaught, Anna Dunford Meacham, Neeraj Mehta, Breana Meyers, Chris Moore, Austin Murphy, Brenda Myers, Valerie Naranjo, Laura Noah, Haley Nutt, Anna Elizabeth Provo, Deb Quentel, Paul Rennick, Sandi Rennick, Sherry Rubins, Sharon Saffel, Bill Sallak, Allison Shaw, Krista Siachames, Joshua Simonds, Heather Sloan, Katie Sloan, Amy Smith, David Spitzberg, Staci Stokes Waites, Kay Stonefelt, Bill Susman, Susan Tariq, Lauren Teel, Ashley Thornton, Anne Thorpe, Jen Torrence, Roxy Van Winkle, Mike Vercelli, Erin Walker-Bliss, Pamela Wasko, Josh Watkins, Tamara Williams 

Drum Set Committee

(21 members+advisory - 1 opening)
Chair: Eric C. Hughes (since 2013)
2019: Sergio Bellotti, Chris Hanning, Lamon Lahorn, Péter Szendőfi
2021: David Stanoch, Donny Gruendler, Mark Powers, Jason Gianni, Jennifer Hoeft, Keith Dudek
2022: Chet Doboe, Jim Mola, Rich Redmond, Larry Rodbell, Wayne Salzmann II, David Segal, David Stark, Jason Sutter, Rodrigo Villanueva

Advisory: Chris Stankee, Juels Thomas, Bruce Jacoby, Joe Testa, Sarah Hagans, Jason Edwards, Trey O'Toole, Joe Bergamini
The Drum Set Committee organizes and plans the programming of the various drumset clinics and masterclasses for PASIC. Another committee initiative is to conduct film interviews with historically significant drummers around the country for the PAS archives to serve as a source for future generations to use as a research toll, or for general interest.

Education Committee FB-f-Logo__blue_20

(24 members - 5 openings)
Chair: Pete DeSalvo (since February 2014)
2019: Jeff Crowell, Ralph Hicks, Josh Smith, Dan Smithiger, Ben Stiers, Jim Yakas
2020: Chad Floyd, Colin Hill, Josh Knight
2021: Oliver Molina, Thomas Marceau, Matthew Weyer, Ben Runkel
2022: Brandon Arvay, Lucas Bernier, Arjuna Contreras, Karlyn Vina, Troy Wollwage
The Education Committee conducts research and explores practical and philosophical materials such as workshops, articles, resources, networking, and stimulating discussions to assist music educators in the comprehensive education of their students.    

Committee Mission Statement and Protocol

Health & Wellness Committee FB-f-Logo__blue_20

(15 members - 1 opening)
Brad Meyer (since Jan 1, 2017)
2019: Bill Bachman, Nathan Daughtrey, Rob Falvo, Terri Lynn Haley, Andy Harnsberger, Wesley Parker, Sherry Rubins, Darin Workman, Stephen K. Workman
2022: Laurel Black, Elliot Cleveland, Nathaniel Gworek, Ian Sikora
The Health and Wellness Committee addresses topics and issues relating to the health and wellness of percussionists. This includes the promotion, development, and organization of materials for publication, injury prevention workshops, and panels held at PASIC as well as the coordination of hearing tests for attendees of the convention.
Committee Mission Statement and Protocol

Interactive Drumming Committee FB-f-Logo__blue_20

(15 members+advisory - 7 openings)
Committee Chair: John Fitzgerald (since March 2013)
2019: Peter Hussey, John Scalici, Frank Shaffer
2020: Warren Hyer
2022: Robert Damm
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

International Committee

(20 members - 3 openings) The International Committee consists of Chapter Presidents from outside the U.S., but will accept applications from those who would like to represent international regions or countries.
Chair: Adam Mason (since April 2012)
2019: Kyle Acuncius, Anders Astrand, Pedro Carneiro, Darren Duerden, Gary France, Kristen Shiner McGuire, Merrilee McNaught, Tim Palmer, Emmanuel Séjourné, Alexander Singer, Daniel Tones, Heinz von Moisy
2020: Josh Watkins
2021: Antonio Santangelo
2022: Antoine Fatout, Minghui Kuo, Jose Augusto Duarte Lacerda, Jianpeng Feng

The International Committee coordinates efforts and promotes the growth of international membership in PAS by addressing issues pertaining to communication, fiscal matters, philosophy, and visibility. 

Keyboard Committee

(13 members - 1 opening)
Chair: Scott Herring (Since November 2013)
2019: Adam Blackstock, Andy Harnsberger
2020: Ji Hye Jung, Ed Smith
2021: Tony Miceli, Michael Overman
2022: Mark Boseman, Paul Fadoul, Wei-Chen Lin, Jamie Moyer, Andrea Venet

The Keyboard Committee examines and addresses keyboard issues and topics of concern to the PAS membership. The committee promotes, organizes, and recommends the various keyboard clinics, masterclasses, and panel discussions for each PASIC.
Committee Mission Statement and Protocol

Marching Percussion Committee FB-f-Logo__blue_20

(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

Music Technology Committee

(24 members + advisory - 4 openings)
Chair: Brady Harrison (Interim)
2019: Thad Anderson, Mark Cook, Brady Harrison, Kyle Maxwell-Doherty, Joe Nebistinsky
2020: Andrew Angell, Patti Cudd, Jeremy Kirk, Chris Roode, Annie Stevens
2021: Andrew Thierauf, Victor Pons
2022: Chase Banks, Keith Hendricks, Thomas Klecha-Faure, Amy Knoles, Laurent Mariusse, Spike the Percussionist, Alex Wier

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

New Music Research Committee

(14 members - 1 opening)
Chair: Bill Sallak (since January 2017)
2019: Andy Bliss, Aiyun Huang, John Lane, Terry Longshore, Tracy Wiggins
2020: Tim Feeney, Stuart Gerber, Joseph Van Hassel
2021: Michael Compitello
2022: Lee Hinkle, Eric Retterer, Jennifer Torrence

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

Percussion Ensemble Committee

(15 members - 1 opening)
Chair: Brian West (since Jan 1, 2017)
2019: Adam Blackstock, Scott Cameron, Dave Hall
2020: Rob Elston, Russell Ratterree
2021: Scott Brown, Jamie Drake, Robert Sanderl, Christopher Whyte
2022: Wayne Bovenschen, Andrew Eldridge, David Mitchell, Eric Willie

The Percussion Ensemble Committee examines and addresses percussion ensemble issues and topics of concern to the PAS membership. The committee organizes and presides over the International Percussion Ensemble Competition and the New Literature Session at each PASIC. Additionally, the committee continually searches for ways to enhance, improve, and promote the percussion ensemble art form.
Committee Mission Statement and Protocol

Scholarly Research Committee

(15 members - 2 openings)
Chair: Kevin Lewis (since June 2012)
2019: Meggie Aube, Molly Cryderman-Weber, Graeme Francis, Ryan Lewis, Fabrice Marandola
2020: Tim Heath
2021: Matthew Witten, Peter Breithaupt, Renee Keller
2022: Samuel Gould, Pamela Lynn-Seraphine, Kelli Rae Tubbs

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

Symphonic Committee

(29 members - 6 openings)
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, Nicholas Ormrod, Joe Petrasek, Kevin Watkins, Glenn Zeinemann
2021: Keith Aleo, Patti Neimi, Thomas N. Akins, John Kilkenny, Karl Dustman, Peter Kogan, Peter Kates
2022: Michael Culligan, Peter Flamm, Mark Latimer, 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

University Committee FB-f-Logo__blue_20

(20 members - 8 openings)
Chair: Jennifer Hotz (January 2016)
Drew Morales, Johari Harris, Lauren Floyd, Michael Metz, Michael Barnes, Mark Collins II, Daniel Edwards, Stephen Karukas, Trice Mayhall, Paul Millette, Charles Mogen, Peter Soroka
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

University Pedagogy Committee

(17 members - 2 openings)
Chair: Jason Baker (since Jan 1, 2017)
2019: Justin Alexander, James Doyle, Timothy Jones, Fernando Meza, Aaron Ragsdale, Joshua Smith
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

World Percussion Committee

(32 members - 0 openings)
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

PAS Committee Membership Timeline and Guidelines

March 15 – March 31
Committee Chairs will check with current committee members to see if all eligible members want to remain on the committee. The Chairs will then determine the number of openings and send this information to the PAS office for posting/advertising.
April 1 – May 31
Open window for applications. These should be sent to the appropriate Committee Chair via email. Email contacts are available by clicking on the name of the appropriate Committee Chair. 
June 1 – June 30
Applications are reviewed through the process specific to each committee (this information is publicly posted under the "Application" heading of each committee on the PAS website). Finalized lists with changes should be sent to the Second Vice President by June 30. Any edits to the committee description, selection process, or number of members needed may be changed during this time and should be sent to the PAS Office and the Second Vice President.
July 1  – July 14
The Second Vice President will review applicants that may have been selected to more than one committee. 
July 15 All applicants will be notified of the final selection results and updated committee rosters are posted on the PAS website.

How to Apply to Chair a Committee

If you would like to apply for a chair position for one of these PAS committees, please e-mail a letter of intent, current resume or curriculum vitae and related experiences to the work of the committee to PAS President, Brian Zator at or mail to:

Percussive Arts Society
Committee Chair Search
110 West Washington Street, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Applications accepted until July 15.
Interviews in July.
Announce by August 1.

Application Process

 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 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

Chairperson Selection Process

After the application deadline has passed, all applicants’ materials will be reviewed by the PAS President with possible counsel from the Executive Committee. The President will conduct interviews with each qualified applicant and gather any additional information needed. After all interviews and information gathering is completed the President will appoint the new Chair, or reappoint an incumbent, and inform members of the respective Committee. New Chairs will be announced by August 1 allowing a minimum of three months (and one PASIC) for mentoring and transition from the previous Chair. PAS Committee Chairs serve a term of three years with a maximum length of service as Chair of two terms, or six years. Committee members are appointed by the Chair and they serve a three-year term renewable at the discretion of the Chair. PAS Committee Chairs provide collaborative leadership to seventeen standing PAS Committees. Being a Committee Chair is an opportunity to serve PAS and work with diverse colleagues from around the world on many projects and provide invaluable input to PAS and the profession. 

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