MSU Music Lands top Honor with Michigan ASTA

Jack Budrow recognized as top teacher through American String Teachers Association

The Michigan Chapter of the American String Teachers Association recently named a longtime faculty member in the Michigan State University College of Music as the 2014 Teacher of the Year.

Jack Budrow, professor of double bass and co-chair of the string area, was recognized in January by MASTA for his dedication and commitment as a studio instructor. A well-known and highly respected teacher, Budrow had prepared students for successful careers in music education as well as performance. Budrow also teaches each summer at the Interlochen Center for the Arts where he is a Valade Scholar, and at Indiana University, and frequently facilitates master classes throughout the United States.

Budrow was nominated for the award by MSU colleague Judy Palac, associate professor of music education, and MSU alumni Aaron Tenney, a student of Budrow’s 20 years ago.

“I would not be here as a music educator if it weren’t for Jack,” says Tenney. “I can’t say enough about what an influence he had on my life. He sets an example of what it means to be an outstanding teacher.”

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