Scholarships / Grants

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PASIC Scholarships/Grants

PASIC International Scholarship

PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) happens yearly in the United States and attracts more than 6,000 drummers, percussionists, industry displays and professionals and enthusiasts from around the world for 5 days of action packed concerts and workshops. One of the most important parts of the event is meeting people face to face. PASIC is an opportunity to meet your musical heroes, to see them on the elevator and ask for an autograph and a photo; but it’s also the chance for young people to assert themselves as professionals and begin to form relationships that will shape their future. The PASIC International Scholarship is given to one or two recipients from outside of the United States to attend PASIC. View 2016 Winner. 2017 Scholarship information will be available in January.

View International Scholarship Donors

John R. Beck $200
Gregory Beyer $100
Jim Cassella $100
Michael Gould $500
Jonathan Haas $500
Julie Hill $500
Robert McCormick $100
Jeff Moore $500
Michael Kenyon $500
Josh Watkins $100

PASIC 2016 Scholarships

The Percussive Arts Society is pleased to announce several scholarships assisting students to attend PASIC 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. Applicant must be an active PAS subscriber at the Backstage level or higher at time of application, and if selected, during PASIC 2016. Each scholarship recipient will receive PASIC registration, a PASIC souvenir t-shirt, and $500 toward the cost of transportation/lodging. 2016 Scholarships now closed. Please check back for 2017 information.

PASIC 2016 Scholarship Winners

All recipeints will receive:

– Free PASIC registration

– (1) PASIC souvenir t-shirt

– $500 toward the cost of transportation/lodging

Yamaha/Jim Coffin Scholarship
Chin-Li Lo, Fremont, California

Avedis Zildjian Scholarship
Laura Cohen, Charleston, Illinois

Steve Ettleson Scholarship
Matthew Kossick, Denton, Texas

Cloyd Duff Scholarship
Qiu Chen Wang, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Val and Venus Eddy Scholarship
Suyoung Key, Phoenix, Arizona

George P Contreras, Jr. Scholarship
Jonathan Schneider, Staten Island, New York

Thomas Siwe Scholarship
Rodney Rote Jr., Charleston, Illinois

Thomas Siwe Scholarship
Jamie Weston, Corinth, Texas

Ludwig Scholarship
Eliana Alcocer, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Remo Inc. Scholarship
Mark D’Ambrosio, Grand Junction, Colorado

Jim Sewrey Scholarship
Tyler Martin, Des Moines, Iowa

Jack McKenzie Scholarship
Seth Alexander, Howard, Ohio

William F. Ludwig, Jr. Scholarship
Darren Proctor, Morehead, Kentucky

Remo, Inc./Arthur Hull Scholarship

This annual scholarship for experienced rhythm facilitators is meant to defray the costs of attending PASIC for the purposes of expanding their involvement in the Percussive Arts Society in general, and contributing their expertise to the general body of knowledge for the benefit of PAS members. Applicants must be well-trained, experienced facilitators, who use rhythm facilitation as a primary tool, whether within their work in an institutional setting (education, healthcare, etc.), or as an independent professional. Please note that this scholarship may not be combined with other financial support from Remo, Inc.

2017 application available soon.

PASIC 2016 Symphonic Session Grants*

The Percussive Arts Society offers grants to be awarded to those chosen and invited by the Society, with recommendation from the Symphonic Committee, to 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 the Percussive Arts Society 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 the PASIC event. 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 from September 15, 2015 thru January 2, 2016.

PAS Grants

Zildjian Family Opportunity Fund The Zildjian Family Opportunity Fund, established by the Zildjian family in 2001, is a permanently endowed trust managed and administered through the Percussive Arts Society. Awards ranging from $500-$3,000 provide funding for percussion-based presentations directed for underserved youth, ages pre-school through high school. All services funded are free of charge to participants and take place in local community settings. 2016 applications now closed. Please check back for 2017 information.