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DSU Music Department Seeks Nominations For Alum of the Year Award

By March 13, 2023Alumni, Music

CLEVELAND, Miss.— Graduates of Delta State University music programs are invited to submit nominations for the Department of Music Alumnus/a of the Year Award. Nominees for the award must be graduates of the Department of Music and display excellence in their field.  

Dr. Douglas L. Mark, Professor of Trombone/Low Brass said, “The award is given to an outstanding music alumnus or alumna of Delta State whose career achievements reflect a sustained level of professional excellence that all our students can aspire to.”  

The award will be announced at the annual Music Honors Program and Recital, which will be held Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. 

Past award recipients have included performers, composers, music administrators, and music educators from K-12 to higher education. 

The nomination deadline is April 10, 2023. To make a nomination, please use the online submission form: 

Interim Associate Chair of Music Dr. Julia Thorn said, “The annual Music Honors Program and Recital is an event that our department eagerly anticipates each year as we celebrate our outstanding students and alumni. We are proud of the success of our alumni and look forward to presenting this annual award.”  

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 662-846-4615 or by email at