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Ithaca College Faculty Member Receives Mary I. Arlin '61 Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate Music Theory

 ITHACA, NY — Craig Cummings, professor of music theory, history and composition in the Ithaca College School of Music, has been named the first recipient of the Mary I. Arlin ’61 Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate Music Theory. Given every four years, the Mary Arlin award honors outstanding and distinguished teaching in undergraduate music theory courses by recognizing an individual faculty member for a sustained demonstration of teaching excellence.

Cummings received nominations and letters of support from colleagues, students and alumni. He is being recognized for his efforts toward continued growth in the field, excellence in the subject matter, the ability to inspire students in original and creative thinking, accessibility to students, expressed enthusiasm and vitality in teaching and learning. Cummings has chaired the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition since 1997 and has been teaching at Ithaca College since 1989.

For more information, contact Molly O’Shea, marketing communications manager in the music school, at moshea@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3370.



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