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Manchester’s Humphries is top Collegiate Music Educator in Indiana

Scott Humphries, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental studies and music education at Manchester University, has been named 2020 Outstanding Collegiate Music Educator by the Indiana Music Education Association.

He conducts the University’s bands and the Manchester Symphony Orchestra. He also is principal conductor of the Fort Wayne Area Community Band. 

Nominated by Harley Ramsey, a senior majoring in instrumental music education, Humphries accepted the award Jan. 17 at the Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne.

“Scott Humphries always pushes us to be our best, whether that's in our personal life or through our music career,” she said. “Since my first year, Scott has always said that his passion was teaching kids. However, his ultimate goal is teaching the undergraduate level in ways he wishes he was taught.” 

Humphries is currently working to launch the Spartan’s new marching band, which will take the field next fall in the new athletic stadium, currently under construction at the North Manchester, Ind., campus.

Humphries served as a graduate assistant with the marching band at Virginia Tech, where he earned his master’s degree in music curriculum and instruction. He earned his doctorate in music education from Boston University.

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With campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., Manchester University offers more than 70 areas of academic study to 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu

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Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

January 2020