For more than 55 years, PAS has been the central destination for percussion education including new updated teaching methods, new and standard repertoire, networking opportunities, and professional development. Whether your primary instrument is percussion or not, PAS has the resources you’ll need for you and your students.
As a Group Member, you and your students will gain access to valuable information, resources, networking events, educational opportunities, and great discounts. Any School or Non-Profit Organization that serves students through 12th grade can benefit from a PAS Group Membership— all for the low price of $250 annually.
Recommended Resources for Educators
The PAS Percussion Compendium is geared towards professionals of all ages and experiences, and offers valuable insight on a plethora of literature prominent in modern high school and collegiate level percussion ensembles.
The Educators’ Companion is a PAS publication, compiled by the Education Committee, focusing on providing percussion education resources to the music education community, specifically for the non-percussionist educator.
Geared towards the professional educator, browse select articles on percussion pedagogy.
Browse valuable career and professional development articles for percussionists. Whether you are a private drum instructor, military musician, composer, or freelancer, PAS has the resources to keep you ahead of the curve.
Read the official journal of the Percussive Arts Society! This scholarly publication is written for professional and student percussionists and includes reviews of the latest percussion literature and recordings.
Read over 180 thesis and dissertation papers submitted by graduates who have completed advanced degrees in percussion and related fields.
Browse percussion research documents dating back from the 1900s! Each document listed was written in fulfillment of degree requirements from a higher educational institution.
Search percussion resources found in Programs, Reviews and the Siwe Guide to Solo and Ensemble Percussion Literature in this comprehensive research tool.
PAS has a very active network of chapters in the United States and around the world. These chapters provide service to percussionists, educators, and enthusiasts in their regions by fostering growth in the percussive arts through clinic sponsorship, workshops, concerts, festivals, newsletters, and other activities. If you join PAS at any membership level, you will automatically be placed in your local chapter.
Join a PAS Commitee
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.
PAS hosts the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) annually, featuring the top names in drumming and percussion. Featuring over 120 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations given by the finest artists from all over the world, PASIC showcases all areas of percussion — drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness. The convention’s International Drum and Percussion Expo is held annually with more than 120 exhibitors showcasing the latest in percussion instruments, gear, publications and services.The nationally recognized PASIC Marching Percussion Festival also takes place during the convention. This indoor festival includes competitions for individuals, small ensembles, a marching ensemble interactive clinic, and a DrumLine Battle.