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U of I professor earns national award

Dan Bukvich, who has taught music at the University of Idaho since 1978, has earned the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award for Idaho.

The U.S. Professors of the Year program, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, recognizes the country’s most outstanding undergraduate instructors. Candidates must excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students.

Bukvich earned his Bachelor of Science in vocal and instrumental music education from Montana State University and his Master of Music in composition and arranging from U of I. He has been a guest lecturer on music theory and aural skills pedagogy at 35 universities and music associations. The American College Band Directors’ Association lists him as one of the 50 most influential band composers of the 20th century. In 2011, he earned the rank of University Distinguished Professor at U of I’s annual Excellence Awards in recognition of his excellence in scholarly, creative and artistic achievement.

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