Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Oakland University faculty receive national awards
Faculty members from Oakland University’s College of Arts and Sciences Lettie Alston, associate professor of music; Terry Herald, lecturer in music; and Daniel Manslanka, applied music instructor, recently received 2004-2005 ASCAP awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers.
ASCAP Awards are made in recognition of the composers' creative efforts, the prestige value of their music, their continued activity as distinguished composers and numerous performances of their works, particularly in venues or media that ASCAP cannot survey.
The cash awards are determined by a panel of accredited music professionals that include conductors, music critics, performers and educators. Panelists included Peter Filichia, drama critic for the (Newark) Star Ledger; Peter Keepnews, a journalist specializing in jazz and popular culture; Melinda Newman, West Coast Bureau Chief of Billboard magazine; Pat Prescott, veteran radio personality who currently hosts the morning show on KTWV in Los Angeles; Michael Morgan, conductor of the Oakland-East Bay Symphony Orchestra; H. Robert Reynolds, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan; and Steve Smith, classical music critic for “Time Out New York.”