The Collective School of Music is proud to announce Drummers Collective student Djean Vasciannie is the recipient of the 2012 Armand Zildjian Merit Scholarship for his hard work and to help continue his studies at The Collective. "I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity to study at The Collective," says Djean. "Thank you Zildjian, this is truly amazing!" Djean is a recent graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelors Degree in Science and Contemporary Music Studies. His future plans are to move to New York City and to continue his studies at The Collective.
The Collective and Zildjian have had a long lasting and strong relationship dating back to 1977 when Drummers Collective first began on 42nd Street. "It is truly an honor to be affiliated with Zildjian cymbals," states Director Anthony Citrinite. "We thank Zildjian for all of their generosity and support throughout the years, and we are looking forward to continuing our strong relationship for years to come.