Stand Up and Be Seen!
Professor of Music Dr. Kevin Jay Isaacs was named Connecticut Choir Director of the Year by the Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association at the organization’s annual fall conference in October 2010. Isaacs, associate chair of the music department at Western, was nominated for the award by a vote from the ACDA Board of Directors, as well as former students.
“I am moved that they had remembered me fondly and respectfully,” Isaacs said. “The best recognition a teacher can receive comes from the people we instruct, nurture and watch grow into vital and productive adults.”
Isaacs studied at Texas Christian University, where he received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music composition and theory. He earned a Ph.D. in music composition and choral conducting at the University of Arizona.
The Connecticut Choir Director of the Year award was first given to Dr. Gerald Mack, from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. Other recipients of the award have included Dr. Jameson Marvin, of Harvard; and Richard Coffey, artistic director on CONCORA, Connecticut Choral Artists.
“I am thrilled to be included in such company,” Isaacs said.