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College of Music faculty/alumnus Joseph Hebert is 2004 Louisiana Music Educators Association Hall of Fame Inductee

Loyola press release - November 22, 2004

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans College of Music is proud to announce the induction of faculty member/alumnus Dr. Joseph G. Hebert, Jr. into the Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA) Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at the annual LMEA state conference on November 20, 2004 in Baton Rouge.

Hebert is professor of music education, director of bands, and coordinator of wind and percussion activities at Loyola College of Music, where he has been with the faculty since 1965. He earned his bachelor of music education degree from Loyola University New Orleans, his master of music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and his Ph.D. in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Hebert has performed with the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, the American Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stowkowski, and periodically performs with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Orleans Opera Association Orchestra. For 23 years, he conducted the New Orleans Saints Band (on the side line) for all home games. Hebert has been a guest conductor with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the New Orleans Symphony), and he is currently the music director and conductor of the Crescent City Wind Symphony in New Orleans. Hebert received the 1992 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Unit of the International Association of Jazz Educators.

During his tenure at Loyola, his jazz bands, concert bands, and wind ensembles have performed at festivals and conventions from coast to coast. These ensembles have also toured throughout Mexico and Europe, and continue to tour throughout the United States. Hebert is a frequent guest clinician, adjudicator, and conductor at festivals from Canada to Mexico and from the East Coast to the West Coast. He is a member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association (ABA), the College Band Directors National Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the Board of Directors of the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

“Throughout his long and distinguished career, he has set an outstanding example for the many students he taught. Dr. Hebert is truly worthy to be listed in the Louisiana Music Educators Hall of Fame,” as stated in The Louisiana Musician (LMEA journal).

Hebert joins College of Music alumni Michael Genevay, Arthur Hardy, Rene Louapre, Frank Mannino, and Robert Morgan as LMEA Hall of Fame members.

Loyola University New Orleans College of Music, founded in 1932, gives students the opportunity to combine liberal studies with professional music courses in the only college of music conducted by the Jesuit fathers in the United States. The college's reputation for excellence is founded on the work of a faculty whose distinction as scholars, performers, and most importantly, as educators, has been nationally acclaimed. Loyola's music alumni have become successful in virtually every area of the professional music world. Visit the College of Music on the World Wide Web at http://music.loyno.edu. For more information, contact Reid Wick at (504) 865-2074, or via e-mail at wick@loyno.edu.