2012 Music Grads Awarded Highest Honors

2012 Highest Commencement Honors Are Awarded to Music Grads!!

Pictured: Music Education Major, Leasha Folk and Piano Pedagogy Major, Melissa Aurand Haese. Melissa and Leasha were roommates for two years!







Music Education Major, Leasha Folk, was Maranatha’s 2012 Valedictorian with a GPA of 3.9984. Leasha Folk was also awarded the highest Christian character award for female students—the Thelma Melford Cedarholm Award.  While Leasha has two teaching job offers, she hasn’t made any final decisions about next school year.



Piano Performance Major, Justin Landers, was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Musician Award. Justin has been granted a music accompanying grad assistantship at Florida State University where he will begin a Piano Accompanying Master’s Degree program.



Music Arranging Minor, David Anderson, was the recipient of the highest Christian character award for male students—the President’s Award. David will be traveling on a summer music ensemble, and he plans to continue his education at Maranatha by pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree.