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For Immediate Release August 2012

Denise Eaton Receives 2012 Texas Choral Excellence Award

New York, NY — Carl Fischer Music is honored to announce that Carl Fischer and BriLee Music choral editor Denise Eaton is the recipient of the 2012 Texas Choral Excellence Award from the Texas Choral Directors Association. TCDA annually presents awards of appreciation to TCDA members who have shown exceptional talents and dedication to their chosen profession. The Choral Excellent Award is based on the recipient’s contribution to choral music in Texas, mentorship and inspiration to colleagues and students, and continued advocacy for the future of choral singing.

Says Jeff Rice, President of TCDA: “On behalf of the TCDA Board of Directors, I am extremely proud and honored to present this award to Denise Eaton, one of Texas’ finest examples of personal and professional excellence. Congratulations, Denise!”

Denise R. Eaton taught secondary choral music for 29 years, and received a BM in Education from the University of Texas at Austin and the MM in Conducting from Sam Houston State Univeristy. An active clinician, she has conducted over 20 Texas All-Region choirs, among others. She currently serves as adjunct professor of Secondary Methods and conducts the Women's Choir at Sam Houston State University. Mrs. Eaton has presented numerous workshops and clinics for TMEA regions and school districts in Texas and Georgia, and for TCDA and TMEA conventions. Denise Eaton joined Carl Fischer Music and BriLee Music as Choral Editor in 2011.

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Denise Eaton receives award

(left) Amy Allibon, Past President of TCDA, (center) Denise Eaton, and (right) Jeff Rice, President of TCDA

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