PAS Committees

PAS has 16 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 a Committee listed 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 below.


Active PAS Committees

  • Composition Committee

  • Drum Set Committee

  • Education Committee

  • Health & Wellness Committee

  • Interactive Drumming Committee

  • International Committee

  • Keyboard Committee

  • Marching and Rudimental Percussion Committee

  • Music Technology Committee

  • New Music/Research Committee

  • Percussion Ensemble Committee

  • Scholarly Research Committee

  • Symphonic Committee

  • University Student Committee

  • University Pedagogy Committee

  • World Percussion Committee

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, Dr. Christopher Hanning at

Applications accepted through July 31, 2019.
Interviews and selections will be announced no later than August 31, 2019.

Application Process

✓ You must be an active PAS Member at the VIP or All Access level.
Read the Committee Charge Statement and Application/Guidelines 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 Dr. Christopher Hanning 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, Dr. Christopher Hanning 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 31, 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. 

Current Committee Chair Openings:

More Information:
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Dr. Christopher Hanning
PAS President

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