2020 Percussive Arts Society International Convention


Welcome percussionists and music educators!

Our team is looking forward to meeting you at this year’s PASIC virtual conference and serving your professional needs in any way we can. Ask us about the free resources we have for you when it comes to program planning, advocacy, funding and other teaching and professional development needs.

Please don't hesitate to reach out — we are here for you and look forward to talking about your music program.

Yamaha Corporation of America is profoundly committed to enriching lives through music education. For over 50 years we have been dedicated to serving music-makers of all ages through our global music instruction schools, in our commitment to music education advocacy, through teacher professional development programs and in our partnerships with music service organizations. We look forward to connecting with you at PASIC 2020.

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What is PASIC?

PASIC3The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is one of the largest drum and percussion events in the world. Featuring concerts, clinics, panels and presentations given by the finest artists from all over the world, PASIC 2020 will showcase all areas of percussion — drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health and wellness.

Check out the PASIC FAQ for additional details.

PASIC is also offering professional development/continued education credits from attending PASIC 2020. For more information, visit PASIC Educators. The live portion of the event is two days, but you will have continued access to all sessions through December 31, 2020.

gerhart mansell neelJoin the Yamaha education team for the presentation, Show Me (How to Get) the Money: A Look at New Federal Funds for Music Education on Saturday, November 14, at 2 p.m. EST. Dr. Dave Gerhart, Heather Mansell and Marcia Neel will give the key to unlocking federal resources as well as examples from districts that have successfully accessed these funds.

Here is the handout for the Funding Resources Session.


Professional Development Resources

Through the Yamaha Educator Suite blog site and SupportED magazine, Yamaha reaches thousands of educators with professional development tips, advice and resources. Here is a sampling of our top professional development articles:


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Yamaha Percussion Artist Videos

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