STILLPOINT Archive: last updated 05/25/2012

A Music "Teacher's Teacher"

By Jo Kadlecek

Twelve years ago, Sandy Doneski started the Gordon College Children’s Choir, which has not only given children on Boston’s North Shore an opportunity to grow as musicians, but also provided music education majors the chance to develop as teachers and conductors. The children’s choir is one of dozens of contributions Doneski has made to foster musical development and to advance music education throughout Massachusetts.

In March, Doneski—who is an associate professor of music and the director of graduate programs in music education at Gordon—was honored as the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA). "Dr. Doneski is recognized by her peers as a model of leadership characterized by integrity, vision and the ability to inspire others," said Faith M. Lueth, MMEA president. “She has a reputation for conducting herself in a professional manner at all times, and for being a 'teacher’s teacher.'"

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