Marietta College Collegiate Music Education Organization receives state honor

Gold Standard Chapter award presented to only four others in Ohio

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MARIETTA, OHIO (02/22/2018) Marietta College's Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is pleased to announce that its Chapter of the National Association for Music Education Collegiate was recently recognized at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference as a Gold Standard Chapter for Music Education.

The certificate was presented at the conference in recognition of meeting a series of expectations for the award. The categories included attendance at the professional development conference, attendance at the fall conference, fundraising, community outreach with music, involvement in the Music in Our Schools Month, along with others. The Gold Standard Chapter was awarded to only four other music education chapters in the state.

"The Music Education majors at Marietta College are an extremely focused and hardworking group of pre-professional music education students," said Marshall C. Kimball, Music Department Chairman and chapter advisor for the music education organization. "I am pleased that these students were recognized for their hard work and their efforts to further their education and their advocacy and musical skills. This recognition let the students know that their efforts have been noticed and appreciated. I am happy for the members who have worked so hard to achieve this award."

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Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.