Summary: News & Notes
Dawn Padula (DMA `04) has been hired as professor
of voice at the University of Puget Sound School of
Music in Tacoma, WA.
Juliet White-Smith (MM `87) released a CD
entitled Fashionably Late: Juliet White-Smith
Debuts! on Centaur Records in June 2009. She is a
professor of viola at the University of Northern Colo-
rado in Greeley, CO.
John Benzer presented a clinic on July 26 at the
Texas Bandmasters Association convention
entitled A Detailed Approach to Taking a Band
to University Interscholasitc League Contest.
He also presented band director inservices in
the Eagle Pass, New Braunfels and the Austin
Independent School Districts on August 17, 18 and
Rob Smith was a winner of the 2009 Texas
Composers Competition, which is sponsored
by the International Society of Contemporary