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Dave Black

The Percussive Arts Society has awarded Dave Black, percussionist/composer and Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, School & Church Publications at Alfred Music Publishing, the 2012 Percussive Arts Society President’s Industry Award for his visionary leadership and profound impact on the music community at large. This award was established to recognize individuals in the percussion industry and beyond who have demonstrated significant achievement in their field and outstanding support of the PAS.

Ron Manus, CEO at Alfred commented: “We are so proud of Dave’s career achievements. His legacy is unparalleled, and his care and concern for music education in general is truly a model of excellence.”

“It’s a very special thing to be recognized for your efforts by the PAS and its Board of Directors, and it’s an honor that I will cherish forever!” exclaimed Mr. Black.

As a recipient of the award, Dave Black will be recognized during the awards presentation Friday evening, November 2nd, at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) being held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, October 31 - November 3.

Past recipients of the PAS President’s Industry Award include esteemed music industry figures such as Robert Zildjian, Paul Siegel, Joe Lamond, and the late Dr. Sandy Feldstein, co-writer with Dave Black of the best-selling Alfred’s Drum Method, Book 1.