Cedarville Music Educators Chapter Honored

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University`s chapter of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) received one of nine prestigious Chapter of Excellence Awards recently. At the National MENC Convention in Minneapolis, Minn., Cedarville chapter president Brandon Moses, along with president-elect Aaron Carpenter and faculty advisor Carol Todd (a Springfield resident), accepted the award on behalf of the Cedarville MENC chapter. These awards are given to active collegiate chapters who submit written reports of the improvements of their recruiting techniques, projects, or musical programs within the past two years. Cedarville`s winning entry discussed the improvements made by the chapter to increase attendance at meetings and involve more students in this important music education organization. In addition to this chapter award, Cedarville student Amanda Lucarini was one of 30 students selected from around the country to participate in a musical theatre master class coinciding with the National Convention. The master class was overseen by Tony and GrammyR Award-winning playwright Jerry Herman (of "Hello! Dolly" and "Mame" fame) and his Broadway staff. In this prestigious master class, Lucarini performed a musical theatre piece and received one-on-one instruction from Broadway veteran Karen Morrow. For more information, contact the department of music and art at 937-766-7728. -30-