Kurt Baer, ’10

State alumnus has been honored with the Fulbright Award and leaves this fall to study ethnomusicology in Thailand.

BY Judy-Anne Goldman

Cynthia Wagoner, ’79, GR ’86

As assistant professor of music education at East Carolina University, Cynthia Wagoner specializes in instrumental music instruction and researches music teacher identity, music integration and pedagogical theories in music education, including issues of social justice.

BY Briana Lofton

Music festival marks 50 years

Five decades later, the Contemporary Music Festival has kept students at the heart of its purpose while thrilling attendees with state-of-art music. The always shifting and evolving list of performers brings something new that changes the personality of the festival.

BY Jamina Tribbett


Zachary McCloud, ’17

Zachary McCloud of Terre Haute “is among the strongest students I have worked with as the present musicologist at Indiana State,” said Terry Dean. “Zach is also an outstanding musician, having performed as part of the ISU Wind Orchestra since his freshman year, a feat that is unusual for first-year saxophone students. Zach is an outstanding student leader, having filled leadership roles in a number of important School of Music organizations and ensembles.”

BY Indianastate

Derek Meeker, ’16

Derek Meeker, a second-year graduate student from Cayuga, Ind., is the primary music teacher at the Community School of the Arts and supervises some of its most popular programs. Meeker improves “the quality of my work life,” said Petra Nyendick, director.

BY Indianastate

THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC

Jason Miles, ’73, has had a successful career in the music industry by working hard and being unique. Now, he encourages aspiring musicians to do the same.

BY Libby Roerig