Percussive Notes

Percussive Notes is the official journal of the Percussive Arts Society, exclusive to PAS Members. Published in February, April, June, August, October (PASIC® Preview Edition) and December in print and online, this publication is written for professional and student percussionists. Regular sections are devoted to drum set, marching percussion, world percussion, keyboard, symphonic percussion, education, technology, health and wellness, research, and reviews of the latest percussion literature and recordings.

Vol. 58, No. 4 - August 2020


2020 Hall of Fame: 
Leon “Ndugu” Chancler
Garry Kvistad
Neil Peart

 Looking Back at the Marimba 2010 International Festival and Conference: An Interview with Fernando A. Meza
 Bill Molenhof’s Solo Vibraphone Music Collections
 Inspiration: An Interview with James Latimer
 Profile: Juan Chávez
 Life in the Trenches: Conversations with Freelance Percussionists
 Farbod Yadollahi: Master Percussionist of the Udu and Tonbak
 Feeling the Groove: Extending the Use of Drum Set in Marching and Concert Percussion Education
 Tech Toolbox — Gratis Edition
 Rethinking the Standard University Jury
 Back Pain? Lighten Up!

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Associate Editors

Drum Set: David Stanoch
Education: Aaron T. Smith
Health & Wellness: Dr. Darin Workman
Keyboard: Dr. Brian Zator
Marching/Rudimental: Dr. Gene Fambrough
Professional Development: Dr. Dan Piccolo
Research: Dr. Lisa Rogers and Dr. James Strain
Selected Reviews: 
Dr. Jason Colby Baker
Michael Rosen
Dr. Kurt Gartner
World Percussion: 
Dr. Shane Jones

Current Associate Editor Openings:

Keyboard Editor

  • Edit upcoming articles in Percussive Notes
  • Required bi-monthly video call and in-person PASIC meeting
  • Ongoing communication with pertinent PAS committees
  • Well-connected relationships to the keyboard community
  • Active PAS Membership
The PAS Keyboard Editor receives a stipend of $100 per issue of Percussive Notes.

Contact Information

Hillary Henry
Publications Production Manager

Rick Mattingly
Senior Editor

Paul Buyer
Editorial Director

Julie Hill
Editorial Director

Jason Baker
Associate Editor
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Phone: (317) 974-4488
Fax: (317) 974-4499
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