The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recently announced the recipients of its Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarship. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recently announced the recipients of its Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarship. Samantha Baldwin (Cobleskill, New York) and Curtis Viselli (Windermere, Florida) were awarded the prize for 2012, which was created by Shannon's family and friends in coordination with NAfME to honor her exemplary life and her love of teaching music.
Kane taught at New York’s Westhill High School and at Soule Road Middle School and was working on her Master’s degree at the University of Florida until her untimely passing in February 2009.
Samantha Baldwin is a recent graduate of Syracuse University's Setnor School of Music, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Music Education and Instrumental Conducting while serving as principal flute performer in all of Syracuse's instrumental ensembles and one of three Drum Majors for the University Marching Band. Curtis Viselli received a Bachelor of Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis, from the University of Florida in May 2012 and will begin his first teaching position in the fall. Viselli received the prestigious Reitz music scholarship during his junior year.
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