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Baljinder Sekhon to Serve on Percussive Arts Society Composition Committee

Friday, September 02, 2016

Assistant Professor of Composition Baljinder Sekhon has been invited to serve on the Composition Committee at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis.

He will join Professor of Percussion Michael Burritt of the Eastman School of Music and Director of Percussion Studies Casey Cangelosi of James Madison University. The panel of three will participate in a discussion entitled "Equipping the Future: Preparing the Emerging Percussionist/Composer."

"I think each bring an incredible wealth of experience and perspective for this discussion," said Josh Gottry, Chair of the Percussive Arts Society Composition Committee.

The Composition Committee aims to equip young composers with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed and create great new works in the percussion genre.

The Percussive Arts Society is actively involved in the creation and dissemination of the latest information, research, and initiatives pertaining to percussion. PAS's seventeen committees are tailored to serve specific areas of percussion performance, research, pedagogy, and the percussion community. The organization hosts five contests each year at PASIC and also supports percussion education through chapter activities and scholarships.

The society maintains strategic partnerships with Drum Corps International (DCI), Winter Guard International (WGI), Music for All, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC), Music Educators National Conference (MENC), and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). PAS is the world's largest percussion organization and is the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages.