FHU Student Receives Music Achievement Award
The National Association for Music Education has announced that Jacqueline Dukes, senior music major at Freed-Hardeman University, is a recipient of its 2012 Collegiate Professional Achievement Award. Dukes is one of thirty college students across the country to receive this honor.
Dukes was nominated by Sarah Burns, sponsor of FHU’s Collegiate Musicians/NAfME chapter, for her leadership, service, and participation in NAfME, as well as her participation in the music program at FHU.
Dukes has been involved with FHU’s Collegiate Musicians/NAfME chapter for four years, serving as secretary, vice-president, and president of the chapter, consecutively. She has led music programs and presented at a music scholars forum. She also organizes bi-weekly meetings for the group. Dukes was elected secretary of the Tennessee State Collegiate Organization for the 2010-2011 school year and has attended the Tennessee Music Educators Association annual conference and the Tennessee State Collegiate Fall Kick-off.
While at FHU, Dukes has been a member of the University Band, served as an officer and soprano section leader of the University Singers, and participated in the orchestra for FHU’s productions of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Women,” and “Guys and Dolls.” In addition to playing the clarinet, Dukes has learned to play the flute, tenor saxophone, oboe, and horn in her time as a student. She has also served the community by assisting the local area band director during marching season.