PASIC Artist Application

Apply to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in front of thousands of musicians, students, educators, and enthusiasts!

CLINIC: Performer(s) instructs/speaks about and demonstrates techniques/ideas.

CLINIC/PERFORMANCE: Same as the clinic, but containing a greater amount of structured performance (i.e., performance with group, tape, etc.).

CONCERT: Features artist(s) in a formal/semiformal concert performance.

LAB: Hands-on, interactive, instructional session.


The Percussive Arts Society, with recommendation from the Symphonic Committee, awards grants to those who will present symphonic percussion sessions at PASIC. These grants will be for sessions with single presenters and does not include group presentations. This grant program will be administered by PAS and underwritten by Stanley and Margaret Leonard. There will be a maximum of twelve (12) grants, each in the amount of $300. Grant funds will be paid to the recipient following PASIC. Sessions should include symphonic clinic-performances, labs, opera and musical theater percussion, ethnic percussion with orchestra, band and wind ensemble percussion.

*To be eligible for this grant, you must apply through the standard PASIC Artist Application Process now until January 15, 2017. For questions on eligibility, please contact the Symphonic Committee Chairs.

LECTURE/PAPER PRESENTATION: A formal, academic presentation of a research paper or topic.

MASTER CLASS: Attendees are called to the stage to receive personal instruction in front of the audience.

FUNDAMENTALS: Hands on workshop that is geared towards student percussionists and their teachers, including private instructors and band directors.

PANEL DISCUSSION: A panel of experts on any given subject. Does not constitute featuring any particular artist in a clinic or feature setting.

PRESENTATION: Academic presentation of a specific topic, i.e., industry seminar, posters. Professional Development: Workshop or lecture that is geared towards individuals aspiring to enhance their career paths.

WORKSHOP: All attendees are invited to bring instruments and participate in this instructional session.

Application deadline: January 15, 2017

The following information is requested in the application. Please be prepared to submit these materials (if available and where applicable) prior to beginning your application in order to successfully complete the process.

Applicant contact information.

Complete contact information for the Artist or Ensemble applying.

Complete Sponsor list and contact information.

Session Title and Synopsis (1000 characters max).

Session Description: MS Word or PDF Upload, if needed.

Photos (2 uploads) – JPG format, 300dpi minimum. (Make sure the file name is ONE word and lower case)

Bio (1000 characters max).

Audio (1 upload) – MP3 or MP4 format, 10MB or 10 minutes max. (Make sure the file name is ONE word and lower case)

Video – Provide video web site link, (ex. YouTube).

Web Site – Direct link to personal or specific web site addresses only. No “general or generic” school, institution, or company web sites accepted.

Focus Day Applications: Must submit one application per piece unless you are proposing an entire concert. You must also provide the performance time of each piece.

If you are submitting more than one proposal, you will need to fill out one application per category.

Additional Helpful Hints:
Your application will be judged on the substance, excellence, and completeness of your presentation. So, be prepared and thorough when taking the time to fill out the application. Take advantage of all the opportunities to provide the selection committee as much material and variety of examples as possible including music, bio, and web site information.

Do not submit duplicate proposals that have different titles or submitted under different Categories or Session Types but which ALL share the SAME application information. This likely means that the information you are submitting is too general to support ANY of your proposals.

Do not assume that the addition of an unconfirmed high-profile guest artist will influence the review committees. If you are applying for a session, it will be the thoroughness and content of your proposal that will be under review.

In order to access the application system, you will be required to login with an existing account (from past years) or if you don’t have one, you will need to click on “register” to create an account.

*The account is exclusively for the artist application system and it is NOT YOUR PAS.ORG LOGINYour username should be your email address, if you registered in the past.

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