Troy Wollwage, Manager of Educational Percussion for Yamaha on how to get hired in the music industry.

October 2, 12:30 PM

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For more information on attending, contact Dr. Bill Shaltis.

Over the course of time is that many young people are not fully educated on the important aspects of writing a resume, writing a cover letter, networking with potential employers at industry events, and the protocols of conducting oneself in a job interview.
In this presentation students will gain a basic understanding on how to go about looking for a job. Best practices on each of the following topics will be presented. At the end of the discussion there will be time for questions and answers.

Troy C. Wollwage is an executive manager, the last 16 years with Yamaha, the largest musical instrument manufacturer in the world, providing a breadth and depth of experience in strategic planning and product development. Additional areas of focus include M&A related to vendor acquisition, operational cost optimization initiatives and the monthly, annual and long-term budgeting process. His work has included strategies on market entry and exit, ROI, growth, market positioning, pricing, distribution, risk-assessment, new market and international expansion, due diligence, intellectual property, and negotiation.

At Yamaha, Troy leads the Percussion instrument marketing and product team. In over 16 years with the company, Troy has guided the team through market ups and downs, introduced numerous products that created new areas of sales growth, increased both revenue and profit, managed all product development activities coupled with managing over 500 distributors and promotional displays at over 30 industry events a year. He has led engagements to improve business processes and operational effectiveness managing multiple tasks and priorities within fast-changing environments.

Over 28 interns have come through Troy’s office in 16 years, many have which have gone on to careers in the music industry as either a teacher or on the product side of the business. Troy holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business.

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