Date: September 12, 2013
Alan Mitchell, professor of music at Andrews University, has been awarded the 2013 Michiana Outstanding Music Educator Award by Quinlan & Fabish Music Company. The award recognizes excellence in the field of music education in the Michiana area.
Mitchell’s name was placed in nomination by a peer and selected by a committee made up of previous award winners and the company’s Blue Ribbon Selection committee.
“I feel especially honored to be recognized by my fellow public school music teachers in Southwest Michigan,” says Mitchell.
Mitchell was the only recipient who teaches in higher education; the other six 2013 award winners were high school and middle school educators. A special awards presentation was held in Plymouth, Indiana, and included a luncheon and special guest speaker.
The Quinlan & Fabish awards have been presented annually since 1989 in the Chicago area and the Michiana awards began in 2010.