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Senior's Statewide Award Makes it Five in a Row for DePauw

January 28, 2002

January 28, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - David Barbick, a senior music education major at DePauw University, has been named "Outstanding Future Music Educator of the Year" by the Indiana State Collegiate organization of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). The award, one of three presented at the state convention of the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA), recognizes the best and brightest in future music teachers.

"David is well deserving of this accolade," noted Craig T. Paré, director of University Bands, and associate professor of music at DePauw. "He has demonstrated scholarship, integrity, imagination, and a strong work ethic in his music education studies at DePauw," Dr. Paré added in praise of Barbick, who is student teaching this semester.

"It is very much an honor and a privilege to have received this award from IMEA," Barbick said. "This award reflects the knowledge I have gained from the many great music professors at DePauw, as well as the many fine music teachers I have worked with in the State of Indiana. After graduation, I hope to obtain a position as a high school band director here in Indiana."

It marks the fifth year in a row that a DePauw University student has received this award. Past award recipients include:

  • Tiffany Ingles, 2001 
  • Matt Clifford, 2000
  • Nick Parcell, 1999 
  • Danh Pham, 1998

DePauw's music education program has also been recognized as "CMENC Chapter of the Year" in 1999 and 2001.

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