American Bandmasters Association to honor Western Professor Emeritus John Kincaid
(June 21, 2012) Western State College/Western State Colorado University Professor Emeritus of Music John Kincaid has been recognized by the American Bandmasters Association with the E.F. Goldman Citation.
Members of the ABA will present the award to Professor Kincaid at the WSC Colorado Brass Band Concert at 7:30 p.m., June 29 at the Quigley Bandshell.
The founder of the WSC-Colorado Brass Band, Kincaid served as a professor of music at Western from 1961-86. He is a 1947 graduate of Western and received his MME from the University of Michigan. In addition to starting the WSC-Colorado Brass Band in 1974, Kincaid and his wife Georgie sponsor Western’s John and Georgie Kincaid Instrumental Music Scholarship for qualified Western students participating in the symphony band or orchestra.
One of the ABA’s highest honors, the Goldman Citation recognizes individuals outside the membership of the ABA who have “rendered conspicuous service in the interest of bands and band music in America.”
Founded in 1901, Western is a public, liberal arts college located in Gunnison, Colo. With an enrollment of 2,300 taught by 120 faculty members, Western offers bachelors of arts degrees in 22 areas of study, a bachelor of fine arts, master of arts in education and a master of fine arts in creative writing. Governor John Hickenlooper signed HB 1331 on Monday, June 4, 2012 officially changing Western’s name to Western State Colorado University. The name change will take effect on August 1, 2012.