LP Education Specialist, Memo Acevedo was recently honored with the Percussive Arts Society President’s Industry Award at the 50th Anniversary PASIC Convention in Indianapolis. The award was established to recognize those individuals in the Percussion Industry that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field and outstanding support of the Society.
Acevedo has been with LP since 2004. He is responsible for coordinating all educational related activity for LP and Toca. Acevedo was born in Bogotá, Colombia, resides in New York City and is active in the Percussion Industry as well as a performer, producer, educator, author and composer. Accolades of excellence surround Acevedo as he has received among others a KoSA Lifetime Achievement Award for his “tireless contribution to the world of Percussion and Percussion Education”, a JUNO in the World Beat category, a National AD’s Music Award for his Rubbermaid TV Commercial and two consecutive Percussionist of the Year Awards.
“I’m very honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Acevedo. “Over the years, many people have shared their knowledge with me and that has inspired me to pass along what I have learned to others. Music is a gift that comes from the heart. Sharing that gift is one of the most rewarding things in my life.”