PAS Hall of Fame Nomination Process
(year specifies date of induction)
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. 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 the Immediate Past President 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 Directors for final selection.
Final selection of the inductees will be made by the Board of Directors 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 Hall of Fame Banquet.
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 last 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 September 30 of each year.
Timeline for nominations and selection to the Hall of Fame
September 1 – deadline for nominations.
PASIC (Oct. or Nov.) – Council of Past Presidents reviews applications and selects a slate of candidates.
April – Board of Directors votes on Hall of Fame candidates.
June – Hall of Fame inductees are announced.
PASIC – New Hall of Fame members are presented awards during the convention.
Required Documentation for Hall of Fame Nominees
1) Date of birth.
2) Current address of the nominee or, if deceased, name and address of a surviving family member.
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?