Dr. Stephen King is the recipient of the 2013 Edwin Franko Goldman Award from the American School Band Directors Association.
CATAWBA, VA, July 31, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Stephen King, EdD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. King celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. King is renowned as a music educator and conductor with more than 55 years of distinction in his field. He became interested in music in junior high school, and found the experience of performing as part of a large ensemble to be formative. He continued performing in his high school band, and pursued an education at Western Kentucky University, earning a Bachelor of Music in 1964. He continued his academic efforts at Radford University, graduating in 1975 with a Master of Science. Dr. King concluded his studies with a Doctor of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1991.
From 1964 to 1968, Dr. King began his career as the band director for Coeburn High School in Coeburn, Virginia. From 1983 to 1984, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant in music education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Serving the Roanoke County Schools in Virginia, as a music coordinator in 1985, Dr. King flourished as the supervisor of the fine arts programs for Roanoke County Schools from 1986 to 1997.
Dr. King pivoted his focus toward higher education in 1997, having excelled as a visiting assistant professor of music education at several institutions. Since 2008, he has found success as an adjunct instructor of music education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A former member of the Roanoke Symphony Society's board of directors and education committee, he was previously affiliated with the board of directors of the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge. Moreover, Dr. King has developed music curriculum and K-12 educational standards for the state of Virginia, and was active as a legislative liaison for the Virginia Coalition for Fine Arts Education from 2009 to 2015.
Among other accolades, Dr. King is the recipient of the 2013 Edwin Franko Goldman Award from the American School Band Directors Association. He was notably presented with a Distinguished Music Educator Award from the department of music at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1998. Furthermore, Dr. King is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the American School Band Directors Association, for which he has held multiple leadership roles.
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