Roush receives recognition for 30 years of musical education


Clark Roush, endowed chair of the Department of Fine Arts and professor of music, was recognized for his years of service to his profession at a banquet held by the Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA) on November 17.Clark Roush, endowed chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts

The banquet concluded the NMEA’s 75th annual fall in-service conference and clinic, held in Lincoln.

Roush received a distinguished service award for his 30 years in the field of music education.

“Dr. Roush has consistently provided York College with a high level of professionalism and academic excellence for years,” says Tracey Wyatt, academic dean. “His ability to interpret and present a number of music genres is a credit to his training, experience and ear for music. He has helped to single-handedly bring many a student both closer to God and toward a greater understanding of choral music.”

Roush is in his 26th year as conductor of the York College Concert Choir.

Roush's blog: Rehearsal Notes

He holds an undergraduate degree at Harding University and a master’s from the University of Iowa, where he studied with Dr. Don V Moses and Dr. Richard Bloesch. He completed additional studies in conducting and choral methods at the Eastman School of Music where he was accepted to study with Don Neuen. He earned his PhD from the University of Nebraska.

Roush is active as a guest clinician, conductor, and adjudicator, and is a published author. He has twice addressed audiences at the state convention of the Nebraska Music Educators Association on various aspects of choral music education.

Roush served as chair of college repertoire and standards for the Nebraska Choral Directors Association board, and is the only Nebraska conductor on the editorial board of Melisma, the journal of the North Central division of the American Choral Directors Association.

Roush is a life member of the American Choral Directors Association, and a member of the Music Educators National Conference. He is listed numerous times in Who’s Who Among American Teachers, and Who’s Who in American Education.

He is a recipient of the two highest honors bestowed to a faculty member by York College: the Dale L. Larsen Teacher of Achievement Award, and the Second Miler Award.

Roush also is a motivational speaker. He has presented on leadership, time management, group dynamics, problem solving, and worship renewal.

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