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music professor honored as Sigma Alpha Iota Member Laureate
DENTON — Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), an international music
honorary fraternity, recently recognized Texas Woman’s
University music professor Joan Wall for her outstanding contributions
to music by naming her a Member Laureate.
A Member Laureate
is an initiated member of the fraternity who has achieved
international distinction in the music profession. The students
of Iota Omega, TWU’s fraternity chapter, nominated Ms.
Wall for the honor.
“I was surprised
and deeply pleased,” Ms. Wall said of being named a
Member Laureate. “When I realize that the students nominated
me and worked with the national board for almost a year to
assemble the paperwork, I am most touched. I want to thank
all the people who believed that my musical life was worthy
of this high honor.”
Ms. Wall sang operatically as a principal performer at the
Metropolitan Opera Company of New York and the Deutsche Oper
Berlin. She has performed concerts throughout the United States
and in Canada, Mexico and Europe. Among her numerous publications
is “Excellence in Singing,” a five-volume series
for vocal pedagogy.
Ms. Wall has taught
at TWU for more than 40 years and also serves as coordinator
of vocal studies. She is one of the 20 prominent American
vocal teachers featured in the 2002 book, “A Spectrum
of Voices: Prominent American Vocal Teachers Discuss the Teaching
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