Sandy Feldstein was a highly respected performer, composer, arranger, conductor and educator of national prominence. He was the recipient of numerous degrees, including a doctorate from Columbia University, and was an ASCAP award-winning composer. In the area of percussion, Dr. Feldstein distinguished himself as a leader in percussion education. As past president of the Percussive Arts Society, he was cited by that group for his contribution to the world of percussion. He was a frequent guest lecturer and clinician at universities and music conventions throughout the country. Regarded as a superstar in the educational field, Sandy Feldstein's music and books are still used by hundreds of thousands of young people all over the world every day. He was keenly attuned to the needs of the teaching community, and for that reason, he will always be known as an innovator in educational music. The industry lost Sandy as a great pioneer with his passing in 2007, but his dedication to music will never be forgotten.