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Loyola professors honored at Big Easy Awards

February 22, 2008

(L to R) David Morelock, director of opera, Ellen Fronhnmayer, Anthony Decuir, Associate Dean, College of Music and Fine Arts

Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts professors Philip Frohnmayer and Ellen Frohnmayer were named as co-recipients of the 2008 Arts Education Award from the 14th annual Tribute to the Classical Arts, presented by the Big Easy Entertainment Awards.

The Arts Education Award is awarded to those who have significantly contributed to the advancement of arts education in the New Orleans community. The awards ceremony, hosted by Angela Hill of WWL-TV, was held on February 18 at the Monteleone Hotel. The ceremony featured other award recognitions, live performances by classical musicians, and excerpts from modern, ethnic, and ballet dance companies.

The Loyola faculty duo was honored because of their long-term careers and contributions to arts education in the community. Both recipients continue to maintain professional careers by performing in recitals as well as performing with groups such as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Orleans Opera.

The annual Classical Arts Awards Luncheon is a celebration that expands from the Classical Arts category of the Big Easy Entertainment Awards. It is considered to be the premier event paying tribute to the performers and supporters of Classical Music, Opera, and Dance in New Orleans.

The Big Easy Awards are sponsored by Gambit Weekly, Coleman E. Adler & Sons, WWNO 89.9 FM Radio, Hall Piano Company, John and Anne Burr, and Uptown Costume and Dancewear.

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