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KU music professor receives prestigious Byron Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching

Friday, April 1, 2011

Debra Hedden, associate professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, was recently selected as the 2011 recipient of the Byron Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Byron Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching was created at KU in 1978 by the School of Economics to honor exceptional teaching in economics and business, and it was modified in 1985 to include faculty from all disciplines during alternate years. The selection is done by a committee of faculty and students. Winners receive a cash award and the opportunity to present a lecture during the fall semester. Professor Hedden will be recognized during KU's Commencement Ceremony on May 22.

Previous School of Music winners of this award include Scott Murphy, associate professor of music theory, (2009).

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. www.music.ku.edu.

 



Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually