Individual & Group Membership

Individual Membership

The Percussive Arts Society offers benefits to individuals of all ages, skill levels, and interests. Individual fees quoted below are yearly, based on anniversary date of joining PAS.

Group Membership

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.

Individual Levels

Pricing listed below applies after January 1, 2020, and will include updated benefits. For 2019 membership dues, see the "2019 Individual Membership Application" above.

VIP Membership ($60)

As a VIP member, you have complete access to the resources of the PAS website, plus discounted PASIC registration. This includes a digital archive of over 60 years of publications, complete PAS video and audio library, research databases, articles, and much more. 

*All Access Membership Senior ($80)

The Senior Citizen discount is available to any individual who is 65 years of age or older. This special membership rate is applied to the All Access Membership, which includes the mailed publications. (International members are responsible for an additional shipping fee).

*All Access Membership ($120)

The All Access Membership adds to your PASIC discount and the full resources of the PAS website by including print editions of Percussive Notes publication, which is printed 6 times a year (February, April, June, August, October, and December). International Members are responsible for an additional shipping fee.

All Access Membership Friend ($250)

For those individuals who wish to do more to help financially support the society, you can join as a Friend, which includes the All Access Membership and your name printed in each issue of Percussive Notes.

*International Shipping Fee ($25)
Charged to any All Access or Senior Citizen members outside the United States, Mexico and Canada.

International Membership ($20)

The PAS International Membership is available to any member from outside of the 50 US states. This membership includes: Opportunities for scholarships and grants; Eligibility for various contests and competitions; Committee membership; Discounted PASIC registration; Online access to the current issue of Percussive Notes; Limited access to the website resources; plus Additional affiliate company discounts.

Group Membership

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.

Each Group Membership comes with one (1) Percussive Notes subscription for your school or organization, one (1) individual All Access membership (a $120 value), and unlimited Student Group Memberships. For additional information, please contact

Student Group Memberships (available to Group Memberships only):
Access to PAS and PASIC scholarships and discounts, various contests and competitions, resources, and the current issues of Percussive Notes and Rhythm! Scene™ (online, only). 

Competitions & Scholarships

Group Members who wish to enter the High School or Middle School International Percussion Ensemble Competition (IPEC), High School Concert Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition, or High School Marching Festival competitions at PASIC, will be able to register under a valid Group Membership, (competition application fees will still apply). In addition, students who are members through a Group Membership will have access to apply for PAS and PASIC Scholarships.

Research & Reference

Whether you are looking for practice aids, technique tips, music for your next contest or recital, information for a paper or report, or percussion music to listen to, you'll have access to some of the best resources.

✓ Downloads of helpful audio, video and print materials
✓ Comprehensive video library from past PASIC clinics and concerts

✓ Online access to PAS publications and archives
✓ Compositions, reviews, and performances databases

Connections & Community

PAS Members are part of a global network of drummers and percussionists with common interests. Whether you have questions to ask or information to share, the PAS community can help.

Local PAS Chapter activities
PASIC — the largest percussion gathering in the world
✓ Access to PAS Board of Advisors, Directors, Chapter Officers, and Committee members through master class and mentorship opportunities
✓ Local PAS Chapter membership for all students and teacher


PAS publications are known as the central source for percussion news and in-depth articles that you won't find anywhere else. Your membership at the VIP or All Access level means you have access to over 50 years of material.

Percussive Notes, print/digital magazine
Rhythm! Scene™, digital magazine
Online Thesis/Dissertation Repository
Percussive Notes Online Research Edition

Education & Achievement

PAS gives you many opportunities to improve your skills, learn new techniques, participate in professional development workshops, and gain recognition.

PASIC and Chapters clinics and master classes
FUNdamentals lessons for use by both educators and students
Scholarships/Grants: PAS awards more than $60,000 in financial aid each year
✓ Competitions: solo, ensemble, marching percussion, composition
✓ Audition announcements and Job postings
✓ Summer Camps and Workshop information
✓ Leadership opportunities on the local and international level

Any drummer or percussionist who is serious about their craft should be a member of PAS. It opens doors to an arena of musical sounds, music making, musical instruments, and fellow musicians with a passion for musical drumming.

Vic Firth

For me PAS has provided a support mechanism which has enabled me to take unprecedented steps in pushing boundaries both on and off stage.

Dame Evelyn Glennie

The Percussive Arts Society has been an integral part of my life since 1993. I've benefited as a student, performer, and educator in countless ways. I've served on the Drum Set Committee and currently the University Pedagogy Committee and appreciate the opportunity to be part of the growth of our art. Young percussionists, there's nothing in your percussive life that'll compare to attending your first PASIC!

James Doyle (Percussionist, Educator)

If you are a school, company, or organization interested in being a member of the Percussive Arts Society, learn about Corporate Sponsorship.

If you represent a library or subscription agency and are interested in receiving our publications, learn about our Library Subscriptions.

More Information:
Phone: (317) 974-4488
Fax: (317) 974-4499

Contact Us

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