Buena Park, Calif. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Yamaha today announced the appointment of Ian Wudyka as product specialist for Percussion Instruments in the company’s Band & Orchestral Division.
Wudyka first joined Yamaha as an intern for Percussion Instruments, becoming immersed in the depth of product offerings and interacting with the company’s extensive dealer network. He also gained hands-on experience organizing and managing promotional material, as well as creating content for Yamaha.com and catalogs.
Wudyka’s work experience prior to Yamaha includes several arts-related internships, including the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and ArtsPromo, a viral marketing company.
An avid percussionist, Wudyka has a rich history with Drum Corps International, performing with the Cadets Drum & Bugle Corp from 2009 to 2011 and winning a DCI championship with the corps in 2011. He also played with the Minuteman Marching Band at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and arranged works for the school’s Marimba band. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, majoring in entertainment management.
“Ian came to Yamaha with an unusually high level of achievement for a recent college graduate,” said Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Percussion Instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America. “The range of his experience includes performing, composing and valuable business experience that will help Yamaha serve dealers and end users with the excellence they have come to expect.”
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, home-theater-in-a-box systems, earphones, headphones, sound bars, and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.