Choral Conductor Noble named Lowell Mason Fellow by NAfME

SBO Staff • ChoralNews • June 30, 2012

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Weston Noble, internationally acclaimed choral conductor and music educator and Professor Emeritus at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, has been designated a Lowell Mason Fellow.
Lowell Mason (1792-1872) is credited with introducing music instruction to American public schools and establishing teacher training in music education. This honor, presented in his name since 2002, recognizes outstanding music educators, advocates, business leaders and other individuals who have made enduring contributions to the field of music education.

Other 2011 Fellows, who were formally recognized in a June 24 ceremony during NAfME’s 2012 Music Education Week in Baltimore, Md, are: Dr. Daniel Steele, Central Michigan University and past president, Michigan Music Educators Association; and Joseph Sugar (awarded posthumously), former NAfME eastern division president and longtime New York State School Music Association government relations chairperson.

Lowell Mason Fellows are individuals who have furthered the National Association for Music Education’s mission of music education for all.

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