Killdeer native awarded emeritus status

In recognition for her distinguished teaching, scholarship and service to Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga. Lucinda D. Schultz has been awarded the status of Professor Emerita.

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Posted April 26, 2013

In recognition for her distinguished teaching, scholarship and service to Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga. Lucinda D. Schultz has been awarded the status of Professor Emerita.

Schultz was lauded as “an innovative professor of voice whose expertise inspired countless students and established a level of the highest regard among her colleagues.”

She was recognized as “a scholar of vocal pedagogy who, in addition to providing valuable leadership, maintained a highly notable list of performances as a solo and chamber music recitalist and oratorio soloist.”

Schultz retired from AASU in 2011 after 25 years as the Director of Vocal Studies.

A 1970 graduate of Killdeer High School and a 1974 graduate of Dickinson State University with a B.S. degree in Vocal/Choral Music Education, Schultz holds the Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Colorado State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Voice Performance, Pedagogy and Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

As an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Schultz has served in leadership roles at the state, regional and national levels and her students consistently were winners at the both state and regional NATS auditions. She is widely recognized as a vocal pedagogy clinician, serving as a master teacher and adjudicator and clinician at both the high school and collegiate levels and is currently in her fourth term as a member of the NATS National Art Song Competition Committee; additionally, Schultz is the assistant to the Artistic Director and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The American Traditions Competition.

As an active performer, Schultz has appeared as a recitalist and in chamber music and oratorio performances and as soloist with the Shreveport, Louisiana Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Players of Savannah and, in 2003, she was presented in solo recital on the Prom Concert Series in Truro, Cornwall in the United Kingdom. She has been a recipient of the prestigious University of Colorado Teaching Excellence Award and, in 2005, Dickinson State University, her undergraduate alma mater, recognized Schultz as a Distinguished Alumni Fellow.

Schultz is the wife of David C. Schultz, and the daughter of Alick and the late Grayce Dvirnak, formerly of Killdeer.


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