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Louder receives Goldman Citation

Morehead State Professor Emeritus Dr. Earle Louder has been named as the recipient of the American Bandmasters Association’s Edmond Franko Goldman Memorial Citation.

Louder received the award Sunday, July 14, at the Blue Lakes Fine Arts Festival in Twin Lake, Michigan. He will receive a second recognition at the American Bandmasters Association National Convention in Biloxi, Mississippi, in March of 2020.

Louder was a professor of tuba and euphonium at MSU for 27 years and recently performed sessions with the New Columbia Brass Band, Keith Byron’s New Sousa Band and the Cleveland Orange Blossom Festival Band. Also, he served as assistant conductor and soloist for the Detroit Concert Band.

“In the band world, this recognition is a really big deal – like receiving an Oscar, Tony, or Emmy Award,” said Dr. Richard Miles, a friend of Louder and retired MSU director of bands. “He is a world-class performer, exemplary teacher and friend to all. He has done it all in his career and has maintained a most charming personality, helpful disposition, and is a positive and optimistic encourager to all who know and have worked with him.”

The purpose of the Goldman Citation is to recognize the contributions individuals have made to promoting bands and band music in America.

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Top photo: Dr. Myron Welch, director of bands emeritus from the University of Iowa, Dr. Earle Louder and John Thomson, chair of the Edwin Franko Goldman citation committee. Photo credit: Don Flickinger/Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. 

Bottom photo: A photo of Louder from the 1969 Raconteur.