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DePauw Music Education Shines at State Conference

January 19, 2001

January 19, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University music education program's strengths and accomplishments were prominently displayed recently at the 2001 Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) state conference in Indianapolis, January 11-13. The conference is a state-wide meeting held each year which brings together all of Indiana's public school music teachers, as well as college and university music education majors, for a series of clinics, workshops, and concerts.

Caroline Perkins, assistant professor of music in the School of Music, presented two outstanding clinics to participants: "Teaching Musical Concepts and Skills Through Children's Literature", which was designed for elementary music teachers; and "May Madness: Securing a Teaching Position", a clinic for collegiate music education majors. Currently in her fifth year of teaching at DePauw, this is the second year in a row that Dr. Perkins has been invited to present clinics at the IMEA conference.

Not to be outdone, DePauw University music education studentsMusical notes were also singled out for their outstanding achievements in music education at the collegiate level. Tiffany M. Ingles, a junior music education major from Brownsburg, IN, was named "Future Music Educator of the Year for 2000". This is the fourth year in a row that a DePauw future music teacher has been presented with this coveted award.

In addition, the DePauw University collegiate chapter of Music Educators National Conference (CMENC) was named "Collegiate Chapter of the Year for 2000". The chapter, whose faculty advisers are Craig Paré and Caroline Perkins, also received this distinguished honor in 1998.

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