Chair: Joseph Van Hassel
Aaron Butler, Michael Compitello, Louise Devinish, Abby Fisher, Sean Hamilton, Cory Hills, Lee Hinkle, Fabio Oliveira, Eric Retterer, Elizabeth Soflin, Jennifer Torrence, Bonnie Whiting
Charge: The New Music/Research Committee oversees an annually-themed series of PASIC events focused on experimental and avant-garde music for percussion. Through performance and research, the NM/R Committee highlights the works, ideas, and traditions that shape our contemporary art form.
: All candidates for committee membership will electronically submit a letter of interest and Vita (resume) to the appropriate Committee Chair via email.
Email contacts are available by clicking on the name of the appropriate Committee Chair. In the email, the applicant is encouraged to list particular areas in which they would be interested in contributing to the Committee's activity.
The Chair will electronically forward the new candidates application materials to all current committee members for their review, and the committee members will be directed to review the application materials during the official application review period, which is June 1st to June 30th. During this period, the committee members will be invited to advocate for and discuss in detail the specific applicants via e-mail correspondence with the other current committee members and the Chair. Before the end of the review period (and if committee openings exist), the chair will call for a vote of the current members detailing their choice(s) for new membership, specific to the number of openings on the committee that specific year. The Chair will notify all applicants of the final selection results by July 15th. Although no formal criteria exists for application, it is expected that a potential NM/R Committee member will have interest and experience in the composition, performance, scholarship and/or promotion of new music within the Percussive Arts Society, and will be able to meet all expected requirements of PAS committee participation. Additionally, The New Music/Research Committee invites and welcomes potential candidates to attend and participate in NM/R Committee meetings at PASIC prior to their application for committee membership.
Guidelines for Membership
: Each committee member should attend and participate in at least two (2) out of the three (3) PASIC Committee meetings within each membership term. All members are expected to participate in the Focus Day theme selection process, to participate in Focus Day planning and presentation as needed, including assisting with logistics for Focus Day concerts, rehearsals, and set-transitions, and are encouraged to nominate themselves to be Focus Day hosts (or Co-Hosts) during their term on the Committee. Committee members who are not interested in becoming Focus Day Hosts are encouraged to serve the Committee in other supportive capacities, such as serving on sub-committees and/or accepting other appropriate Committee assignments as directed by the Chair. All members are expected to maintain a reasonable line of communication with regard to committee business and are expected to participate in the new membership review process.