Anthony Lederhos

Yamaha Corporation of America, Band and Orchestral division, has selected Colorado State University graduate Anthony Lederhos as the 2016 intern for its renowned percussion internship program.

Lederhos was selected from a national pool of talented and accomplished applicants to provide marketing and artist relations support for its world-class percussion products. Lederhos has relocated to the company’s headquarters in Buena Park, California for the duration of the internship, which runs through October.

A native of Morrison, Colorado, Lederhos graduated from Conifer High School in 2011. He received a B.M. in Percussion Performance in 2015 from Colorado State University. During his tenure at Colorado State, he performed with numerous percussion ensembles and steel drum ensembles, as well as the Colorado State University Symphony Orchestra, where he was principal percussionist in the fall of 2015.

Lederhos has taught many high school drumlines and front ensembles in Colorado including Conifer, Bear Creek, Windsor, Fossil Ridge and the Northern Colorado Academy of Marching and Percussion. He has performed in Taiwan, Ireland, and throughout the United States with such groups as the Blue Knights Indoor Percussion Ensemble, the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Colorado State University Marching Band.

"Anthony brings a wide variety of percussion expertise," says Troy C. Wollwage, percussion marketing manager, Band & Orchestral division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "He’s played vibraphone for the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, bass drum for the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble, snare drum for the Colorado State Pep Band, and marching tenors for the Colorado State University Marching Band. This impressive background will bring great value to our marketing and artist relations programs."

According to Lederhos, "I am honored to be chosen from such a large group of applicants. The prospect of working for the world’s largest music product manufacturer is thrilling, and I look forward to contributing to Yamaha’s success in any way I can."

The Yamaha Band & Orchestral division is responsible for marketing, sales and research and development for strings, wind instruments, concert and marching percussion in addition to education initiatives for school music programs throughout the United States.

For nearly 30 years, Yamaha has remained committed to training and supporting people interested in building music-related careers. Many former Yamaha interns now hold fruitful positions throughout the music products industry, including at instrument manufacturers, dealers, drum corps, media and other music education outlets.

About Yamaha

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, commercial installation 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, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater- in-a- box systems, 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, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.