International Collegiate
All-Star Percussion Ensemble

This ensemble aims to bring a group of talented international musicians together to perform quality percussion ensemble literature. The hope is greater involvement of international chapters and increased collegiate participation.


The deadline to apply was June 1.

Artistic Director: She-e Wu

She-e Wu has appeared as a soloist with Philadelphia Orchestra, Tampere Filharmonia, InterAmerican Festival Orchestra, Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Bethlehem Bach Festival orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, West Point Band, Moment Musical Orchestra, Taipei Chinese Orchestra and many others. Ms. Wu has also performed at the Bach Symposium/Variation Festival in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Series, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Percussive Arts Society International Convention and numerous festivals throughout the world. Ms. Wu has composed works for percussion, released solo recordings Snapshot and Cello Suites No. 1-3 by J.S. Bach, chamber recordings with American Brass Quintet, Gail Williams, Osuma Percussion Group, and concerto recording with Sejong Soloist, commissioned new works for percussion, participated and hosted numerous symposiums, residencies, workshops and seminars. Ms. Wu designs instruments for Majestic/KHS company and mallets for Innovative Percussion, serves on the Board of Advisors for Percussive Arts Society and also as a frequent jury member for competitions worldwide. Ms. Wu is the director of percussion program at Northwestern University, frequent guest artist teacher at the Royal College of Music in London and consultant for Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Wu is an endorser of Majestic, Mapex, Zildjian and Innovative Percussion.


  • Applicants must be 18 – 22 years of age at the time of entry (June 1, 2023).
  • All applicants must be current VIP members (or higher) of the Percussive Arts Society. Students can join PAS or renew their membership here.
  • Selected members to participate in the ensemble will receive a PASIC 4-Day Badge for the 2023 convention.
  • Selected participants will be responsible for their travel, lodging, and food costs.

Each applicant will submit an unlisted YouTube video containing 15 minutes of music on two different instruments that best demonstrate their musical and technical abilities and a letter of recommendation from their university professor by June 1, 2023. All pieces/movements must be performed in their entirety. Five representatives will evaluate the auditions. Twelve to twenty students will be selected depending on the quality and quantity of auditions.

Applicants will be notified before the end of June 2023 of their involvement. Invited performers will be expected to learn the music sent to them, make appropriate travel arrangements to PASIC, and keep their PAS Membership active through November 30, 2023.

Selected performers must be available in Indianapolis from Wednesday, November 8, to Saturday, November 11.


Once at PASIC, students will rehearse the music as an ensemble. A time will be scheduled for rehearsals previous to performance day. On performance day, the traditional set-up and tear-down times will occur one hour before and one hour after the performance.