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Dr. Charles Asche awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award given annually by the California Association of Professional Music Teachers

Sept. 28, 2021 | UC Santa Barbara

Asche (BM '76, MM '78, D.M.A. '83, Keyboard) is the Senior Continuing Lecturer in Piano at the University of California at Santa Barbara. The award is the highest award granted by the organization and previous recipients include renowned pianists John Perry, Stewart Gordon, and Daniel Pollock, as well as mezzo-soprano Federica von Stade and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Butler School of Music alumnus William Wellborn is also a previous recipient of the award. 

Dr. Ruben Balboa III appointed as a lecturer for the 2021-2022 academic school year at Texas State University

Sept. 28, 2021 | Texas State

Balboa (D.M.A., String and Harp, 2020) will be teaching String Techniques, String Techniques II and Instrumental Performance Literature. He is also the new string project coordinator and assistant director of the University of Texas at Austin String Project.

Edward R. Lopez receives the 2021 Outstanding Music Industry Award from Texas Bandmasters Association

Sept. 28, 2021 | Texas Band Masters

The Music Industry Award, received by Lopez (B.M., Music and Human Learning/Music Education, 2008), is presented by the TBA Board of Directors to a Business Member who has a long history of supporting music education and the Texas Bandmasters Association.