M.S., Fort Hays State University
B.M., Southwestern College
- College of Music and Media
- School of Music
Professor Emeritus Dean Angeles conducted the Loyola University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras and coordinated a comprehensive string education program for the Loyola College of Music in New Orleans from 1980 until 2006. Seventy students received their degrees in string education under Angeles’ tutelage. Prior to his tenure at Loyola University, he was string coordinator and high school orchestra director in Hays, Kansas and Spartanburg, South Carolina. His highly acclaimed public school and university orchestras appeared at national music conferences and completed successful concert tours in Europe as well as the United States and Costa Rica. Professor Angeles has served as conductor or clinician in 33 states, including 24 all-state orchestra festivals. He has also served as conductor or clinician at numerous university summer music clinics and was orchestra director for three summers at the Muziek-en-Sportkampen in Belgium, sponsored by Jeugd en Muziek Brussels. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Arts for 2003, sponsored by Big Easy Entertainment Awards, New Orleans and Gambit Weekly. In 2004, he was awarded the Rita Huntsinger Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Music Education and was inducted into the high school hall of fame in his hometown, Garden City, Kansas. Dean was awarded the Midwest Clinic medal of honor, in Chicago, in 2010, and was inducted into Southwestern College Fine Arts Hall of Fame, in Winfield, Ks., in April, 2011.