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Music professor receives da Vinci World Award of Arts

Milton Masciadri, a faculty member in Franklin College’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music, is the recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts from the World Cultural Council. He is the first musician to receive the award in the last two decades.

The honor recognizes those whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. The award, presented every two years, is an acknowledgment of those who offer positive messages through artistic expression.

Masciadri, who holds the title of University Professor, is a professor of music and strings area chair specializing in the double bass.

An accomplished performer and renowned teacher, Masciadri is being recognized for his multifaceted career as an artist, cultural ambassador, educator, international leader and author. In particular, the award recognizes his work as a UNESCO Artist for Peace and his mentoring and teaching of young musicians.