Shannon Witkouski, a Westminster College sophomore music education and performance major, was recently selected as a student delegate for the Percussive Arts Society (PAS).
The world’s largest percussion organization with over 5,000 members, 40 chapters the U.S. and 28 chapters abroad, the PAS is a central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages.
Witkouski is one of 33 student delegates worldwide and will serve as a liaison between student percussionists and chapter leadership. Student delegates also receive materials from the PAS to share with peers, campuses and other chapters in order to communicate initiatives and recruit students to join PAS.
At Westminster, Witkouski is a member of the Titan Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. She has also performed with the Trumpet Ensemble and Theatre Westminster. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association (PcMEA), the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) and the international professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Omega Chapter.
Witkouski, who is also a freelance musician, has performed with Belle Voci in Pittsburgh, Beaver Valley Choral Society, Shenango Valley Chorale and the Mercer Area School District. A resident of Brighton Township, Pa., she is a graduate of Beaver Area High School.
The PAS was established in 1961 as a non-profit music service with the mission to inspire, educate and support percussionists and drummers throughout the world.