Author and Director of World Music Drumming, Will Schmid passed away July 2, 2018.
Dr. Schmid received the 1996 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Eastman School of Music. In 2002 he was named a Lowell Mason Fellow by NAfME and given the Distinguished Service Award from the Music Industry Conference (MIC). In 2006, he was named the inaugural winner of the DeLucia Prize for Innovation in Music Education by the Mockingbird Foundation. In 2011, Will was given the Weston H. Noble Award at Luther College.