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AFFILIATIONS AND AWARDS

AFFILIATIONS

Christian Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. [1977 to Present]

Music Educators National Conference [1978 to Present]

Kentucky State University Alumni Association [1981 to Present]

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Jackson State University [1985 to Present]

Jackson State University Alumni Association [1985 to Present]

Wisconsin Army National Guard Band

[1984 to 1996]

Wisconsin State Music Association [1985 to present]

Broadcast Music, Inc. [2014 to Present]

TuneCore, Inc. [2014 to Present]


AWARDS AND HONORS

International Society of Bassists [1978 to 1981]

Student Arranger’s Award (Kentucky State University)

[1978-1979] [1979-1980] [1980-1981]

Outstanding Senior Band Member (Kentucky State University)

[1980]

Graduate Assistant Award (Jackson State University)

[December 1984]

Outstanding Young Men of America

[Year of 1985]

Commitment to Excellence (Franklin Public Schools)

[October 2000]

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

[2002-2003] [2003-2004] [2004-2005] [2005-2006]

Smooth Jazz WJZI-FM (Milwaukee fm 93.3) 

Music Teacher of the Month [Franklin High school/December 2004]

Dixie Classic Festivals Exceptional Achievement Award

Virginia Beach, Virginia [2006]

Toe & Thumb Award (Hands and Foot Tournament)

Sterling, Virginia [2012]

TuneCore Certified Award for the release of “My Heart Is Calling” for

Surpassing 500 streams Worldwide. [April 16, 2021]

TuneCore Certified Award for the release of “Precious Lord/Bennie J. Smith” for

Surpassing 500 streams Worldwide. [April 4, 2022]

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