Yamaha's Support Instrumental To Summer Symposium

6/24/2010 [Marching Instruments]

Yamaha Brings World Class Artists and Wide Range of Top Quality Percussion Instruments to Prestigious National Music Festival

NORMAL, Ill. — For the 14th year in a row, Yamaha is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Music For All (MFA) Summer Symposium, a yearly educational gathering of young musicians and educators from across the country. Yamaha has been a supporter of Summer Symposium since 1992, and the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Winner's Concert has been a featured event at Summer Symposium since the first year of the highly competitive young artist competition in 1988.

Yamaha has loaned over 85 brand new concert percussion instruments, including timpani, snare drums, marimbas, toms and more, for use by the students attending the weeklong clinic. These instruments are currently available for sale to schools at a generously reduced price, and will be delivered after the clinic has finished. Summer Symposium will be taking place this year from June 19th to June 26th on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.

"Yamaha is so happy to be supporting Summer Symposium for the 18th consecutive year," said Roger Eaton, Director of Marketing, Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division. "Summer Symposium is one of the highlights of my year, seeing another class of students and educators connect for a week of music making in such a supportive and entertaining atmosphere is truly delightful. Our Yamaha Clinicians are some of the best teachers in the country, and also incredibly talented performers. Being able to connect these educators with such passionate students is one of Yamaha's foremost priorities, and we couldn't be happier to see it all come together for another year."

Yamaha will also be showcasing several of their new and popular instruments at The Yamaha Zone, a special area for students and educators to have hands on experiences with Yamaha wind, percussion and keyboard instruments, as well as the latest in electronic drums and live sound products. Yamaha artists will also be presenting Yamaha Technology Sessions as part of the Leadership Weekend Experience for educators, demonstrating the latest technological advancements in string instruments, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, woodwinds and drum sets, and how this technology can be utilized in an educational setting. Overall, 19 Yamaha Clinicians, all master teachers in their fields, will be part of Summer Symposium as both educators and performers.

Throughout the week, Yamaha will be posting live updates to the Yamaha Hub Facebook page, and tweets about Summer Symposium can be seen by following the Twitter hashtag #yamahamfa.

For more information about Yamaha Corporation of America, write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/press.

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