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Armand Arthur Zildjian

Armand Arthur Zildjian, music company executive. Recipient Rock Walk honor Guitar Center, Hollywood, California, 1987. Served with United States Coast Guard, 1942-1945. Member American Music Conference (member committee), Percussive Arts Society of America (Outstanding Contribution award 1984).

Background

  • Zildjian, Armand Arthur was born on February 18, 1921 in Milton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Avedis Armand and Alice Francis (Goodale) Zildjian.

  • Education

    • Student, Colgate University, 1942.

    Career

    • Manager artist relations and production Avedis Zildjian Company, Norwell, Massachusetts, 1945-1955, vice president sales and marketing, 1955-1979, president, 1979-1982, chairman, president, from 1982. Amateur musician; board directors Berklee College Music, Boston, since 1984.

    Works

    • Inventor numerous percussive cymbal designs and models.

    Membership

    Served with United States Coast Guard, 1942-1945. Member American Music Conference (member committee), Percussive Arts Society of America (Outstanding Contribution award 1984).

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, golf.

    Connections

    • Married Andra Potter. Children: Wendy Z. Mets, Craigie, Deborah, Robert.
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    Born February 18, 1921
    Died December 26, 2002
    (aged 81)
    • 1942
      Colgate University
    • 1945 - 1955
      Manager, artist relations and production Avedis Zildjian Company
      Norwell, Massachusetts, United States

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