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Press Releases from Yamaha Corporation of America (9 total)

Eight Exceptional Music Students Named 2012 Yamaha Young Performing Artists

INDIANAPOLIS— Every year since the competition’s inception in 1988, Yamaha Corporation of America’s Band & Orchestral Division has honored talented young artists under the auspices of the Yamaha Young Performing Artist (YYPA) program, an annual competition for performers between the ages of 16 and 21. Instrument categories include winds, brass, strings, concert percussion, drum set and piano. Applicants submit their credentials to Yamaha each year and undergo a rigorous taped audition process

2012 Winter Guard International Championship Medalists Favor Yamaha

DAYTON, Ohio — At the 2012 Winter Guard International (WGI) Indoor Percussion World Championships, ensembles playing on Yamaha marching percussion instruments took away one-third of all the medals awarded at the world's largest indoor percussion competition, including seven medals or 30 percent of the total awards. Some of the top winners include 1st Chino Hills High School (CA) and 2nd Dartmouth High School (MA) who took first and second respectively in Scholastic World;

Yamaha Tyros Keyboard Bats a Thousand at Oakland Coliseum

For the last three decades, the Oakland A’s have pumped recorded music into their ballpark to enhance the fan experience on game days. A few years ago, when team officials decided they wanted live music during home games, they considered the cost of installing an organ in the Oakland Coliseum – and balked. But when management learned that a Yamaha Tyros4 arranger workstation keyboard could pinch hit for a classic

Yamaha Congratulates Recorder Express Author on ‘BEST TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS’ Awa …

Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division congratulates longtime Yamaha friend and collaborator Artie Almeida on the win of the online version of her book, Recorder Express, for an SBO magazine “Best Tools For Schools Award.” Prevailing in the “Best Teaching Tool For Young/Elementary Students” category, the game was selected by a discerning team of expert educators and administrators in attendance at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Based on

Yamaha ACP Acoustic Conditioning Panels Honored with SBO’s ‘BEST TOOLS FOR S …

Yamaha’s Acoustic Conditioning Panels have been named one of 2012’s Best Tools for Schools by School Band and Orchestra magazine. Recognized as the “Best Concert Band/Orchestra Teaching Tool” for classroom use, the Panels were selected by a discerning team of expert educators and administrators in attendance at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. “Yamaha sought to create a tool that would significantly improve the way student musicians hear


BUENA PARK, Calif. – Celebrating a significant partnership in the Company’s US history, Yamaha Corporation of America presented a 50th Anniversary Year Partnership Award to Southern Methodist University in a ceremony in Caruth Auditorium on September 23. José Bowen, Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, and Sam Holland, Director of the Division of Music, accepted the award on behalf of SMU. “This award is only given to a

Long-Time Yamaha Drum & Bugle Corps Madison Scouts Releases App For iPhone & And …

BUENA PARK, Calif. —Embracing leading-edge technology to connect with its fans, the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, the first corps ever to use Yamaha instruments, recently released its iPhone and Android Apps, now available at the iTunes store and Android Market. The Scouts iPhone and Android Apps offer access to remastered audio recordings of the corps from 1954-present, streaming video, photos, tour schedules and the latest news feeds. The


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

Yamaha Maintains Large Presence at Summer NAMM 2011

—Showcases Several New Products at Nashville Event— NASHVILLE—Yamaha Corporation of America will have a large booth at Summer NAMM 2011, held in Nashville, and will introduce several new products, including the DTX500 and DTX700 series electronic drum sets, the MOX synthesizer and the PSR-S650 keyboard workstation. Yamaha Guitars will sponsor Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night, to be held Friday, July 22 at 8:30 pm in the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, featuring

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