Beaver Falls Professors Inducted into Musician’s Union Hall of Fame

May 4, 2012 by  

Two professors in the music department of Geneva College, in Beaver Falls, PA have been inducted into the Beaver Valley Musicians Union Hall of Fame.

The induction is a threefold honor for the pair of professors. It recognizes their contributions to music education, promoting audience appreciation, and their careers as performing musicians.

The induction ceremony is to be held on May 6, 2012 in nearby Aliquippa, at the Fez Banquet Hall. Proceeds from the ceremony will help fund scholarships for area post-secondary students who are pursuing music in their college careers.

The two inductees are Dr. Robert Copeland and Mrs. Louise Copeland. Both have been teaching at Geneva College for 31 years. Dr. Copeland is a professor of music at the college and the director of the college’s choir, the Genevans. Before teaching at Geneva, he taught at Mid-America Nazarene College in Kansa. He will be retiring this year after a 41 year career.

Mrs. Copeland is an associate professor of music at the school. She runs the Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards, held at the college each year. Mrs. Copeland also directs New Song and the Grace Notes.

Both are humbled and honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The upcoming ceremony can benefit from the services offered by a local print company. Posters and fliers can advertise the event, bringing in more funds for the scholarship. The banquet hall can be festooned with banners produced by a printing company. The banners can announce the purpose of the ceremony and promote the scholarship fund to attendees.