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Class Notes

Frederick Barrett (BYR '04), is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.


Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius (BYR '72, EDUC '86), Professor Emeritus of Choral Music and former Dean of Temple University's Boyer College, was presented the Elaine Brown Award for lifetime commitment to excellence in choral music by the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association at its recent state-wide meeting.


John P. Dunphy (BYR '62), soon will celebrate the release of a second volume of the recording Singing Adventures: Imaginative Songs and Activities for Young Children. Along with its first volume, that album will
be available online. Barbara Di Toro (BYR ’92, ’94, EDU ’10) associate director of Temple Music Prep in the Boyer College of Music and Dance, and Monica Liggins (BYR ’79) music director of Church of Our Savior in Jenkintown, Pa., also worked on the album. Additionally, Dunphy serves as director of music activities at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.


Derrick A. Hodge (BYR '01), has materials related to his career on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Those include an upright bass, electric bass, and music and film scores penned by Hodge.


Shelley Miller (BYR '12), won second place in the Academy of Vocal Arts Giargiari Bel Canto Competition in October.


Marco T. Panuccio (BYR '96), starred in Marco Panuccio Presents O Holy Night—An Evening of Holiday Song. That performance aired on WCET, a PBS affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was nominated for a 2013

Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award in the category of “Special Event Coverage.”


Chad Somers (BYR '11), received first place in the Classical Singer Competition Philadelphia Regionals in February. He competed in the semifinal and final rounds of that competition in San Antonio, Texas, in May.


Frances Steiner (BYR '56), is music director of the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in California. The orchestra resides in the Norris Center for the Performing Arts.