Individual Membership

Individual Membership

PAS is truly unlike any other organization you’ll join. This is your chance to be part of the world’s largest organization of percussion professionals — a community built around learning, supporting, and growing the percussive arts.

Whether you are new in your career and hoping to learn from some of your percussion heroes, a seasoned professional ready to share what you’ve learned with the next generation of performers, or a nonprofessional player with a passion for percussion, PAS welcomes you.

Choose from a membership level designed to match your experience, career stage and interests, and enjoy all the benefits PAS has to offer.

For a PDF application, click here.

Individual Levels

All individual memberships are good for one year, on an anniversary cycle.

VIP Membership ($60)

As a VIP Member, you have access to the following benefits:

  • Percussive Notes Digital Archive
  • PAS Job Board
  • PASIC Discounts
  • Scholarships and Grants
  • Numerous Educational Resources
  • Valuable Research Tools
  • Competitions
  • Video Library
  • Affiliate Discounts

*All Access Membership ($120)

The All Access Membership includes all of the benefits of the VIP Membership, as well as:
  • 6 issues of Percussive Notes in Print

*All Access Membership Senior ($80)

The Senior 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.

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:

  • $130 tax-deductible donation
  • Your name printed in each 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 and the District of Columbia. Benefits are the same as the VIP membership.

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


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
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

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

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

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 Membership.

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
127 E. Michigan Street Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: (317) 974-4488
F: (317) 974-4499