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Percussive Arts Society 2012 Industry Awards Announced

Mike Lawson • News • October 10, 2012

The 2012 Percussive Arts Society Industry Awards class represents five individuals and one international chapter, each of whom has developed important careers and service to not only PAS, but the percussion world as a whole. The 2012 Percussive Arts Society Industry Awards class represents five individuals and one international chapter, each of whom has developed important careers and service to not only PAS, but the percussion world as a whole.

The Outstanding PAS Service Award went to Kathleen Kastner, professor of Music at Wheaton College who has served PAS in roles including PAS Board of Directors, Scholarly Research Committee Chair, associate research editor for Percussive Notes, and more. The Outstanding PAS Supporter Award went to Christopher Smith, a drummer and Senior Product analyst for FinishMaster, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana who serves as PASIC volunteer coordinator.

The PAS President’s Industry Award recipient is Dave Black, who has been the director of Percussion Acquisitions at Alfred Music Publishing over the past 27 years and has received two Grammy nomination certificates and over 20 consecutive ASCAP Popular Composer Awards. The Outstanding PAS Chapter Award goes to the PAS Australia Chapter. Finally, the Percussive Arts Society Lifetime Achievement Award in Education was given to Marty Hurley and Alan Shinn. Hurley served most notably as instructor and arranger for the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as director of bands at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans from 1974 until his death in 2011. Shinn’s work as an educator and performer has spanned over 30 years, with the majority of those years spent teaching at Texas Tech University. Currently serving as principal timpanist with the Santa Fe Pro Musica and Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Shinn has always maintained an active performing schedule providing students with a ‘working musician role model.’ The recipients will be honored in an awards presentation during PASIC 2012 on Friday, November 2 in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. www.pas.org

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