The College of Arts and Architecture

Music Ed Alumni Award Winner to Visit Campus Sept. 30

Scott Sheehan

Scott Sheehan, the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Music Educator Award, will visit the School of Music on Friday, Sept. 30 to address current students. All sessions are open to students, faculty, and the public. His schedule is as follows:

8:00 a.m. - Music for All: Defining & Aligning Music Education (128 Music Building II)
9:00 a.m. - Be the Advocate! - Strategies for Articulating the Importance of Music Education in the Curriculum (110 Music Building I)
2:30 p.m. - Common Hour Address: Finding your Fire, Lead & Inspire! (Esber Recital Hall)


Sheehan serves as director of bands, music theory instructor, and music department chair at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in Hollidaysburg, PA. Previously, he served as Director of Bands and Fine Arts Coordinator at Bald Eagle Area High School in Wingate, PA. Scott holds bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Music Marketing from Clarion University and a master’s degree in Music Education from Penn State. 

He currently serves as the National Association for Music Education's Eastern Division president. Within the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, he is Immediate-Past President, a member of the Mentoring Team, and currently chairing the Strategic Planning Committee. He was recognized as a Keystone Technology Integrator by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is currently serving on the department’s Educator Effectiveness Stakeholders Panel. Scott is also active as a guest conductor, clinician, and trumpet performer. He and his wife, Amy, have a daughter, Elizabeth, and a dog, Einstein.

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