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Press release from: Yamaha Corporation of America

/ PR Agency: Giles Communications
BUENA PARK, Calif. —Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division is pleased to reinstate its Internship Program, beginning with the Fall 2011 semester. Over the years, this program has produced numerous polished and talented employees that have continued on to great success both for Yamaha and the music industry.

Yamaha seeks current or recently graduated college students with strong backgrounds in music, music education, or music business for positions in the program. The Band & Orchestral Division oversees marketing and sales, as well as research and development initiatives for strings, wind instruments and concert and marching percussion, along with education, sales, programs and R&D for school music programs throughout the United States. Interested college students should visit for more information on the opportunities available and to apply.

“Countless highly-respected music industry professionals are alumni of this exceptional program,” says Jay Schreiber, General Manager of the Band & Orchestral Division at Yamaha. “We are thrilled to help shape the next generation by exposing them to our company’s commitment to quality, innovation and professionalism.”

A partial list of past program alumni includes current or past employees of the Sawdust Art Festival, Mozingo Music, Anaheim Band Instruments, Accenture, Quinlan & Fabish Music Company, Aspen Music Festival and School, Huber & Breese Music, The Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, DANSR, Inc., SBO Magazine, Music For All and Halftime Magazine, among many others.

There are currently ten Yamaha employees who have completed the Yamaha internship program.

John Wittmann, Director, Artist Relations, will once again oversee this program and will be responsible for recruiting and placing interns. Yamaha will initially staff two intern positions, one working in the Artist Relations office in Indianapolis, and the other in the Winds department located in the Company’s Buena Park headquarters.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail


About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of musical instruments and sound reinforcement products to the U.S. market. Products include: acoustic and digital pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio products, and innovative technology products targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, and installation markets.

Yamaha Corporation of America
Band & Orchestral Division
6600 Orangethorpe Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90622
Contact: Lisa Cesarano at 914-798-7134

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