College professor was recently awarded the American Society of Composers,
Authors, and Publishers Plus Award.
Stan Pethel, Professor of Music and past Chair of Fine Arts, has been on the
music faculty since 1973. He has a bachelor of music degree and a master
of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia and a doctorate of musical
arts degree from the University of Kentucky. Pethel teaches music theory,
composition and arranging, world music, low brass lessons, and directs the
Berry Brass Ensemble and Brass Quintet.
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Plus Awards
program rewards writer members of all genres whose works were performed in
media as well as writer members whose catalogs have prestige value.
Pethel boasts an impressive 1,200 musical works in print for choirs,
orchestras, symphonic bands, brass ensembles, and solo instruments with piano.
“I’m pleased to be recognized by ASCAP with the
Standard Award that recognizes my musical output. I hope that my published
musical compositions are useful to performers and interesting to audiences,”
ASCAP Plus Awards are based on panel review of recent activity of writer
applicants. Each applicant is considered on merit and in the context of all others
applying. ASCAP Plus Awards is not a contest or competition involving the
critical evaluation of any specific work or works. The primary basis for panel
determinations is the activity generated by each member's catalog, with
emphasis on recent performances.
Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Hayden Sloan