Dr. Tony Leach '73 received the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus award at Lebanon Valley College's annual Home at The Valley celebration.
Graduates of the five most recent classes work as music teachers, band directors, and choral directors at schools throughout Pennsylvania and in Alaska, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Stockholm Sweden. Others have pursued graduate study at the University of Florida (French horn and trumpet performance), University of North Carolina at Greensboro (music performance), Kent State University (music education), Binghamton University (instrumental conducting), and Bowling Green State University (music composition), among others.
With a former violinist as a grandmother and former band member as a mother, it is no surprise that Cody Kelly ’16 grew up with a love of music. He's now spreading that joy to his students.
As a music educator in the Newark Public School District, Katy Brodhead ’10 has shown an extraordinary commitment to music advocacy for all students.
Greg Sneed ’07, a middle school vice principal in the Perth Amboy School District in New Jersey, chose a career in education to help local youth overcome obstacles similar to those he faced as an adolescent.
Whether it’s teaching her elementary students or mentoring one of her LVC student teachers, music teacher Holly Serio ’08, M’15, knows the importance of relationships and how music can strengthen human connections.
Music education major Alexa Kanakry will teach English in Galicia, Spain, and immerse herself in their music and culture thanks to a Fulbright award.