Dr. Paul Kenyon Honored as a Music Educator of the Year

Monday, May 14, 2012

PLNU professor of music and department chair Dr. Paul Kenyon was recently honored as the University Music Educator of the Year by the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Southern Border Section in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education.

The CMEA and County honored city and county music educators and site administrators for their exceptional work on April 30 at an event called "Fortissimo: Awards of Excellence in Music Education."

Ron Jessee (78), visual and performing arts coordinator and California Region 9 arts lead for the San Diego County Office of Education presented Kenyon his award.

“During his tenure as music department chair at Point Loma Nazarene University, Paul Kenyon has been an avid advocate of the California Music Educators Association,” said Jessee. “Through his leadership, PLNU has been a partner in supporting the production of the CMEA annual conference, yearly honor choir, band and orchestra events, and other academic arts gatherings that are related to the work of CMEA. Paul is a member of the San Diego Arts Network, a consortium of administrators who work together to build capacity in all the arts and to help schools maintain programs in good and bad times. He is in his last year as the music department chair, and CMEA believes he is uniquely deserving of this recognition.”