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Three named to AHS Hall of Fame

Published 4:02am Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Austin High School Music Hall of Fame Committee has announced this year’s inductees into the AHS Music Hall of Fame. Austin High School is the only Big 9 school to have a Hall of Fame. Many candidates were considered, and those selected for this prestigious honor are: Myron Haug, class of 1978; Allison Alcorn, class of 1981; and David R. Hays, class of 1986.

A banquet will be held for these new members and their guests at the Hormel Historic Home. They will be introduced to the public at the Spring Choir Concert at 7 p.m. May 21 in Knowlton Auditorium following the banquet.

Recipients will be presented by Kenneth Jensen, founder of the Music Hall of Fame. A plaque will be given to each inductee by Sue Radloff, and a certificate for outstanding achievement in the field of music will be given by AHS principal Bradley Bergstrom.

—David Hays earned his bachelor’s in violin performance at Indiana University and his master’s and doctorate degrees at Northwestern University. Groups he has performed with include the Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony. His projects also include a series of baroque violin albums, a PBS special with singer Daniel O’Donnell and commercial recording jobs. Hays has served as an associate violin professor at Missouri State University in Springfield since 1999.

—Myron Haug has been an instrumental music teacher in Minnesota public schools for 26 years. In 2004, he became director of the Winona Senior High School symphonic band and associate director of the school’s marching band. Haug serves as a high school music department representative and a co-chairperson of the district music department. He plays tuba in the Winona Brass Band and the Winona Municipal Band. He works as a clinician and adjudicator at local music contests.

—Allison Alcorn earned her doctorate in musicology from the University of North Texas in 1997. Before that, she studied at the University of South Dakota, the University of North Texas and Wheaton College. She has served as professor of music at Trinity College of Trinity International University, director of Trinity’s honors program and editor of “Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society.” She has contributed to “The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments.”

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