The Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame will induct four percussion artists as the eyes of the percussion world turn to Austin, Texas for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) from October 31-November 3, 2012. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring the four newest members, will be held Thursday, November 1, 2012 before the PASIC Thursday Evening Concert at the Austin Convention Center. The Class of 2012 features four important figures who have shaped the percussion world through their innovations, performances and scholarly work.
Gordon Stout is an American percussionist, composer, and educator. Many of Stout’s compositions, including Two Mexican Dances, have become standard repertoire for marimba players worldwide. As a performer, Stout has performed throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and Mexico. Stout studied with John Beck, James Salmon, Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler and Warren Benson. He serves as professor of percussion at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.
The Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame was established in 1972 to recognize the contributions of the most highly regarded leaders in percussion performance, education, research, scholarship, administration, composition and the industry. Inductees demonstrate the highest ideals and professional integrity to their profession to bring about significant events, substantive improvements in the world of percussion, and the betterment of the profession through exemplary services or acts.
View a full list and bios of the four of inductees at: http://www.pas.org/news/12-05-30/PAS_Announces_2012_Hall_of_Fame_Inductees.aspx