Dr. William P. Alexander, Beta Mu (Central Methodist) ’48
William P. Alexander dedicated his life to making music accessible to students, faculty and the community. Through his permanent endowment, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers a series that includes performances by symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras and opera companies. He has spent his retirement writing new works for both orchestra and small ensembles. He has received 27 ASCAP awards and his compositions have been enjoyed by audiences internationally.
The Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center honors his contributions to the university and his dedication to the advancement of the music.
Dr. Michael Braz, Beta Tau (Miami) ’67
A 20-year faculty member at Georgia Southern University, Michael Braz is a nationally-recognized educator, composer and arranger who combines a lifelong love of music and service. His almost 40 yearsï¿½ work with treble choirs has led to a variety of published works and his service to the profession includes MENC and ACDA leadership at both the state and national levels. A tireless international traveler, Dr. Braz recently completed a 9-month teaching sabbatical in England, Nepal and China. Among his many compositions are two operas: “Memoirs from the Holocaust” and “A Scholar Under Siege.”
Dr. Timothy N. Lautzenheiser, Delta Lambda (Ball State) ’66
Tim Lautzenheiser is a well-known name in the music education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, conductor, consultant, and, above all, a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people in developing a desire for excellence. Following three years in the music industry, he created Attitude Concepts, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for workshops, seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of positive attitude and effective leadership training.
James K. McCully, Mu Omicron (Ouachita Baptist) ’77
For over a decade, James McCully has served as a National Endowment for the Arts On-Site Evaluator of Professional Opera and Music Theater Companies and their Young Artists Training Programs. A highly sought after opera adjudicator, he has judged numerous vocal competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as the National Opera Association’s Vocal Competition. He has served as general director of the Marjorie Lawrence International Vocal Competition and as chairman of the 43rd National Opera Association Convention in Washington DC.
Dr. William C. Moffit, Beta Phi (Baldwin-Wallace) ’47
William Moffit served as the third director of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band and was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of Band after his retirement. His “Patterns in Motion” impacted contemporary marching styles through constantly changing kaleidoscopic patterns. As a marching band arranger, his Sound Power series included 450 titles. Over a million people listened as he directed the Fanfare Trumpets at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and the 1986 Pan American Games.
Just days after his nomination, Brother Moffit passed away on March 5, 2008 at the age of 82.