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Dean Angeles to receive highest honor from The Midwest Clinic

Loyola press release - October 1, 2010

Loyola University New Orleans professor emeritus Dean Angeles will receive The Midwest Clinic’s highest honor at its annual Chicago conference in December. Angeles will join the ranks of music education royalty by accepting the clinic’s Medal of Honor, awarding his service to music education and continuing influence on the development and improvement of orchestras.

As a distinguished conductor and string educator, Angeles led the Loyola chamber and symphony orchestras and coordinated the string education program for Loyola’s College of Music from 1980-2006. He was orchestra director for three summers at the Muziek-en-Sportkampen in Belgium and has appeared at The Midwest Clinic on many occasions with his high school and university ensembles, and as a guest conductor and clinician.

“During his tenure at Loyola, Dean Angeles developed a unique way of consistently producing quality string education students,” said David C. McCormick, Ph.D., The Midwest Clinic board member and co-chair of the awards and commissioning committee. “He is extremely well respected in the field for his innovative approach to teaching and dedication to music education.”

Prior to joining Loyola, Angeles was director of string music education in Spartanburg School District No. 7, S.C. He also previously served as orchestra director at Hays High School in Hays, Kan.

After retiring from Loyola in 2006, Angeles moved to Asheville, N.C. where he remains active as a cellist, clinician and guest conductor.

The Midwest Clinic exists to serve music educators and improve the field of music education. The 2010 conference will be held December 15-18, in Chicago, Ill. This year’s offerings include 70 clinics designed for band, orchestra and jazz directors at all levels. It will also include more than 35 concerts from middle school, high school and adult bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles and chamber ensembles, and more than 350 exhibitors from the music industry.

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call (504) 861-5882.