Debra Hedden, associate professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, was recently selected as the 2011 recipient of the Byron Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Byron Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching was created at KU in 1978 by the School of Economics to honor exceptional teaching in economics and business, and it was modified in 1985 to include faculty from all disciplines during alternate years. The selection is done by a committee of faculty and students. Winners receive a cash award and the opportunity to present a lecture during the fall semester. Professor Hedden will be recognized during KU's Commencement Ceremony on May 22.
Previous School of Music winners of this award include Scott Murphy, associate professor of music theory, (2009).
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. www.music.ku.edu.