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Sales Director – Higher Education Solutions Group

Amy Sorter

Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of New Hampshire. She brings more than two decades of experience in the higher education market – specializing in the technology and management of teams in various verticals within the post-secondary market. Amy is responsible for leading and overseeing all sales activities for post-secondary educational institutions.

Higher Education Solutions Group Manager – Western Region

Jun Fujimoto

Jun has enjoyed a long association with Yamaha pianos, first as Yamaha Canada Music Ltd’s Institutional Marketing & Artist Relations Manager and now as member of the HES Team. A classically-trained pianist, Jun graduated with a Bachelor and Masters of Music in piano performance from the University of Toronto, and spent one year with the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Artist Diploma Performance Program. In 2010, he placed 1st in the 3rd Berlin International Amateur Piano Competition held at the Berliner Philharmonie.

Higher Education Solutions Group Manager – Central

Kirk Davis

Kirk has greatly enjoyed serving in the music industry for over 32 years as both a teacher and Retail Piano Sales Manager. Within his retail responsibilities, Kirk served as the Institutional Sales Manager assisting numerous colleges, universities and other institutions attain their needs in acquiring new pianos and keyboards for their students and faculty. Now as a proud member of the Yamaha HES team, he looks forward to sharing his passion of nurturing music opportunities.

Higher Education Solutions Group Manager – Northeast Region

Dom Cicchetti

Dom has worked in the music industry for more than twenty five years as a clinician, product specialist and sales manager. Having worked directly with schools to develop replacement plans for their existing inventory, Dom will be able to devote a great deal of his time to the advancement of pedagogy and technology among music educators. As a keyboardist, Dom worked with diverse performers such as Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli & Meatloaf.

Higher Education Solutions Group Manager – South Central Region

Dr. Neal Postma

Neal has worked in nearly all parts of the music industry over the past 15 years. As an educator, he taught at the university level for six years and spent three years teaching at the Guangdong Country Garden School in Foshan City, China. As a saxophonist, he has performed around the world as a soloist and as a chamber and orchestral musician. He has also worked with the National Saxophone Museum and Taneycomo Festival Orchestra. Neal joined the Yamaha HES team in the Fall of 2021 after being a Yamaha Performing Artist for several years.

Higher Education Solutions Group Manager – South East Region

Dr. Jonathan Kierspe

Dr. Jonathan Kierspe’s focus on high-quality performance has led him to perform in Croatia, Italy, France, China, and across the United States. He has had the opportunity to present performances at prestigious events such as multiple North American Saxophone Alliance Bi-annual and regional conferences, the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, the European Saxophone University in Gap (France), the World Saxophone Congress, and the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival. He has also performed concertos with the University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble and the Bowling Green State University Orchestra. Jonathan earned a D.M. from Florida State University, his M.M. from Bowling Green State University, and his B.M. from the University of South Carolina.

Higher Education Solutions Group

Dr. Benjamin MacDonald

Ben brings a wealth of experience from the higher education and nonprofit sectors to the Yamaha Higher Education Solutions team. His leadership roles within nonprofit organizations have equipped him with unique expertise in strategic fundraising and recruitment, making him a valuable asset to educational institutions. Ben’s commitment to excellence and his passion for music education position him as a key resource for universities aiming to enhance their programs. Ben holds a B.M.E from Central Michigan University (2019), an M.M. from the University of Oklahoma (2021), and a D.M.A. from Arizona State University (2023).  

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