Music to our ears

Monday, November 8, 2010

Congratulations to Education’s Acting Dean, Carol Beynon, who was one of eight alumni from Western’s Faculty of Music to be inducted into the 2010 Alumni Wall of Fame on Saturday, November 6, at the Ontario Music Educators Association Annual Conference.

Established in 2008 as part of the Faculty’s 40th anniversary celebrations, the Wall of Fame recognises alumni who have made tremendous contributions in their field. Bob Wood, Dean of the Faculty of Music, described Carol as “a triple threat in this business – an exceptional administrator and teacher, a respected researcher and an exceptional and active musician.”  Carol was recognised both for her research in music education, which is widely recognized and cited across Canada, as well as for her work as Co-Director of the Amabile Boys’ and Men’s Choir of London.

Other inductees into this year’s Wall of Fame included Stephan Moccio, who wrote the 2010 Vancouver Olympics theme song, Jeans ‘n’ Classics creator Peter Brennan, musician Bill Gelday, executive director of the National Youth Orchestra Barbara Smith, Chicago Conductor Francesco Milioto, University of Victori professor and pianist Arthur Rowe and Carleton University professor and composer Patrick Cardy.