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May 29, 2012

Faculty member Akosua Obuo Addo award and publication

AddoAkosuaSQ.jpgAkosua Obuo Addo (music education) received the 2012 Education Service award for her contribution to innovative learning for students through Ordway programming. The Ordway Center for Performing Arts holds an Annual Liaison Appreciation Event to honor educators and institutions for advancing Ordway's arts programming, as well as its education and community programs mission. Educators and institutions receive awards for Philanthropy, Vision, Community Commitment, and Education Service. Addo also published a chapter in Ukpokodu, O. & Ukpokodu, P. Ed. "Contemporary Voices from the Margin: African Educators on African and American Education" titled "African Education through the Arts."

Alumni News: Anna DeGraff, Paul Hindemith, and Jeffrey Madison to perform in Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest; Lynn L. Petersen award and publications

Anna DeGraff (D.M.A., 2012, voice, student of John De Haan) will perform the role of Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto in Concert as part of Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest on Saturday, July 28 at Ted Mann Concert Hall at 8 p.m. The cast also includes Paul Hindemith (D.M.A, voice) as Count Ceprano and Jeffrey Madison (D.M.A., voice, student of John De Haan) as Monterone.

Lynn L. Petersen (Ph.D., 1989, music theory & composition), associate professor of music at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Scholar Award at Carroll's Commencement, recognizing her work as a composer and pianist. Her collection Thankfulness and Praise: Ten Organ Settings was published recently by Augsburg Fortress. Her composition "Whirlwind Duo" was included in the collection Pipings for Flute and Organ, also published recently by Augsburg Fortress.