From left: Greg Crane, Marc Dicciani, Tom Aungst, John Wittmann

DEC. 4, 2019 | YAMAHA | AWARD
Yamaha Announces Legacy In Education Award

Yamaha bestowed the company's Legacy in Education Award on Marc Dicciani and Tom Aungst at the annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention held November 13-16 in Indianapolis.

Presented by John Wittmann, senior director, artist relations and education, Yamaha, and Greg Crane, manager, artist relations, Yamaha Acoustic/DTX Drums, Yamaha, the award recognizes Yamaha artists and music educators for their service to, and impact on, the field of music education.

Dicciani, dean of the College of Performing Arts at The University of The Arts in Philadelphia, has contributed as an educator, drummer, clinician and author, assisting percussion students and organizations.

Aungst has been involved in the Dartmouth, Massachusetts, school system for the past 24 years and currently serves as the director of percussion at Dartmouth Public Schools. He has dedicated countless hours toward the education and developmentof his students, colleagues and peers.

"Marc and Tom are more than deserving of this recognition for their unwavering dedication to music education," Wittmann said. "They are wonderful examples of leaders who dedicate their lives to teaching others and we couldn't be happier to present them with this award for their service to the arts."