Mr. Ziccardi – Percussion Instructor

Ronnie ZiccardiMr. Ronnie Ziccardi is a graduate of West Virginia University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education with a concentration in Percussion after completing student teaching in the Bethel Park and North Allegheny School Districts.  He is also a graduate of Montour Area High School.

At WVU, Mr. Ziccardi performed with the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Basketball Pep Band, Steel Drum Ensemble and Mountaineer Chorale.  He was the second place winner of the 2014 Percussive Arts Society Collegiate Snare Drum Competition (West Virginia Chapter), and was the 2013 winner of WVU’s “Balanced Man” Award.

While at Montour, Mr. Ziccardi performed with the Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra (TRYPO), River City Youth Brass Band (RCYBB), the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Side-By-Side, and the North Suburban Symphonic Band, among others.  He was a participant in multiple festivals sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) and was named the first chair percussionist at the PMEA District 1 Honors Jazz Festival 2013.  He was the recipient of Montour Band’s Louis Armstrong Award, the Joseph C. Picchi Award, and the John Philip Sousa Award.

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