Cameron University Department of Music presents annual awards

Cameron University's Department of Music celebrated the accomplishments of its student during its annual awards ceremony. Awards were presented in several categories.

Concert Band Awards  were presented to Lorenzo Diaz, Duncan; Grant Johnson, Jeremy Toombs, Korynne Gonzales, Katie Santolaja, all of Lawton; and Sarah Goedicke, Altus.  Goedicke also received a Jazz Ensemble Award, as did Jason Dozier, Joel Paoli and Jimmy Jones, all of Lawton.

Percussion Ensemble Awards went to Lawton residents Jeremy Toombs, Grant Johnson, Jarrod LaRoche, Kimberly Garza, Jonathan Phelps and Clint Williams. Ho-Ying "Tristi" Chang of Hong Kong received the Piano Award, and Korynne Gonzales was presented with the Composition Award. Winners of the Dave Sandstrom Award, for outstanding contributions by non-music majors, were Eric Vitense of Cache for band and Jarod Grice of Frederick for choir.

In the vocal category, Sabrina Harrell of Lawton was named Diva, and Jonathan Phelps, also of Lawton, was named Divo. Jasmine Glass was honored as Most Improved Singer. Members of the Centennial Singers Touring Ensemble, comprised of Harrell, Erin Hoff, Melissa Delgado, Tiffany Smith, Melinda Taylor, Jeffery Humprhies, Casey Foster, Grant Johnson and Jeremy Toombs, all of Lawton, each received recognition with a special award.

Melissa Caswell and Jonathan Phelps, both of Lawton, were inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.

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May 13, 2009
PR#09-137