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Bridgewater Recognizes Seniors for Excellence in Music

Four Bridgewater College seniors, Morgan N. Brooking from Charlottesville, Va., Bethanie Glover from Waynesboro, Va., Tyler Goss from Mechanicsville, Va., and Kimberly Ottman from Harrisonburg, Va., were recognized for excellence in the performing arts at the Creative Arts Awards on May 7.

Glover was presented the Nelson T. Huffman Award for Musical Excellence. Selected by the music faculty, this award is given to seniors who have excelled both musically and academically. The award honors the late Nelson T. Huffman, longtime professor and chair of the department of music, and includes a cash prize and the winner’s name engraved on a plaque that hangs in the music department.

Glover was also presented the award for Outstanding Member of the Concert Choir. Ottman received the award for Outstanding Member of the Chorale.

Brooking was presented the award for Outstanding Member of the Symphonic Band. Goss received the award for Outstanding Member of the Jazz Ensemble.

The music awards are based on outstanding music contributions and the individual’s contribution to the ensembles’ esprit de corps. Recipients received a certificate and had their names engraved on a plaque that hangs in the music department.

Glover, a music and communication studies double major with a minor in theater, is the daughter of David and Kara Beth Glover of Waynesboro. Ottman, a music major, is the daughter of Gary and Tracy Underwood of Stuarts Draft, Va. Brooking, a music major, is the daughter of April Rife of Charlottesville and Richard Brooking of Culpeper, Va. Goss, a philosophy and religion and mathematics double major, is the son of Jeff and Carol Goss of Mechanicsville.

Glover and Ottman are both members of the College Chorale, the Concert Choir and the Oratorio Choir. Glover and Brooking are co-directors of the Handbell Choir.
Brooking and Goss are members of the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. Brooking is student director of the Pep Band of which Glover and Ottman are both members. Goss is leader of the Outspoken Praise Band.

Miranda L. Fitzgerald received the Stephan Tayman Scholarship for $1,000 for the 2013-14 academic year. Tayman, a member of the class of 1999, died while a student at Bridgewater College and the scholarship is given in his memory by his family. Fitzgerald, a junior music major, is the daughter of Preston and Lavonne Fitzgerald of Verona, Va. She is a member of the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Ensemble and performs with a saxophone quartet.

Posted 6/7/13

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