Music Honors Convocation

Eta Nu Chapter
The Society of Pi Kappa Lambda
announces the Twenty-Third Annual

Music Department Honors Convocation

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
12:30 pm

Nutt Auditorium
University of Mississippi


  • Honors recital featuring outstanding student performers
  • Recognition of student and faculty inductees in The Society of Pi Kappa Lambda: undergraduates Rachel Saliba, Katie Shuford, Chris Jordan, Jordan Tippitt, Carmen Taylor, Justin Wadkins; graduate students Kendra Jenkins, Devon Newburn, Bryan Mitchell.
  • Presentation of awards to outstanding students and performers
    1. Outstanding pianists: Portia Davis and Devon Newburn
    2. Outstanding instrumentalists: Travis Wilburn and Ben McLemore (Concerto Competition Winners: Eric Malone and James Hopkins)
    3. Outstanding vocalists: Charles Moore and Tara Tanner (Miklós Bencze singer of the year)
    4. Opera theatre awards: Elizabeth Bruening, Katherine Edenfield, Mary Poole (Golden Hammer Award)
    5. Choral excellence award: Janna Montgomery
    6. Music history, ethnomusicology and theory awards: Rachel Saliba, Kendra Jenkins, and Devon Newburn
    7. Music education awards: Jordan Tippitt, Bo Boutwell, Kyle Hickey, Katie Spiers, Fen-Fang Chen
    8. Outstanding undergraduate student: Portia Davis
    9. Outstanding graduate student: Briana Raif
    10. PKL Take Flight Award: Kendra Jenkins
  • Recognition of Laurdella Foulkes-Levy on her retirement, and Charles Gates on his stepping down after eight years as department chair
  • Address by distinguished alumnus Kevin Cole

A reception for all music students and faculty followed immediately after the Convocation. Congratulations to all our outstanding students!