Reviews & Submissions

Reviews

In each issue of Percussive Notes, a column entitled Selected Reviews of New Percussion Literature and Recordings is published. A handful of these reviews are also published in our digital bi-monthly publication, Rhythm! Scene™.

Publishers and individual composers who self-publish are invited to submit materials to the Percussive Arts Society to be considered for review. Unfortunately, due to the quantity of materials submitted, some materials may not be reviewed even though they are submitted for consideration.

Guidelines & Procedures

  • Print Materials (scores, CDs, videos)

  • Online materials (available ONLY as an online download)

  • Timeline and Procedures

  • Selection of Reviewers

  • Difficulty Rating Scale

Percussive Notes / Rhythm! Scene™

Percussive Notes welcomes articles of interest to percussionists and drummers involved in all genres of music. We are interested in articles that inform and educate percussionists and drummers in the areas of drum set, health and wellness, marching percussion, world percussion, keyboard percussion, and orchestral/symphonic percussion. We also welcome percussion-related articles on education and technology. Individual articles can deal with technique, scholarly research and/or historical information.

We often print interviews with prominent percussion performers, composers and educators, provided that the interviews include information that helps educate and inform our readership about various facets of percussion.
 
We also welcome press releases and news items. Rhythm! Scene™ accepts brief information about recent performances and events for the “People and Places” section. Newsworthy company information may be submitted for the “Industry News” section. Performers are welcome to send news about recent tours for the “On the Road” section. Other news items may be submitted and are used at the discretion of our editors.

Submit an Article or News Item

  • Submission Guidelines

Percussive Notes Online Research Edition

Percussive Notes Online Research Edition is a peer-reviewed, online publication that aims to promote advanced research and expand academic perspectives on topics in percussion relating to areas including, but not limited to, historical musicology, critical theory, aesthetics, musical analysis, performance practice, interdisciplinary studies, ethnomusicology, and interviews.

Submit an Essay

  • Formatting Guidelines

Online Thesis/Dissertation Repository

The PAS Online Thesis/Dissertation Repository is an online resource containing scholarship related to topics in percussion. Authors who have completed advanced degrees are encouraged to upload their academic documents so that they may be easily accessible to others and in order to help establish a large body of comprehensive percussion research available in a single location

Submit a Thesis/Dissertation

  • Submission Guidelines

Submit a Performance Program

Students, educators, and performers! Submit your performance programs below to be included in the PAS Programs archive, which contains all solo and ensemble programs submitted to PAS beginning in 1963. This archive is included in the Compositions Research, Reviews and Siwe Guide to Solo and Ensemble Percussion Literature.

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*Location:     
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*Performed Pieces: (Name of composition - Composer first and last name - Arranger)

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Contact Information

Hillary Henry
Publications Production Manager
hhenry@pas.org

Rick Mattingly
Senior Editor
publications@pas.org

Josh Gottry
Rhythm! Scene Editor
jgottry@pas.org

Jason Baker
Associate Editor
jbaker@colled.msstate.edu
More Information:
Phone: (317) 974-4488
Fax: (317) 974-4499
General Submission Inquiries: publications@pas.org

Contact Us

Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington Street Suite A 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: (317) 974-4488
F: (317) 974-4499
E: percarts@pas.org