CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. GEORGE MCDOW,CHAIR-­‐ELECT FOR 2016-2018

Dr. Georgia McDowOver a 40-year span Dr. George McDow has been a successful instrumental and choral teacher and clinician in public schools and universities across North America and Asia. He has published and presented numerous papers on Music Education History and currently serves as Southwest Division Chair for the NAfME History SRIG. He is considered an expert on music in cross-cultural settings, has taught courses on this topic at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology at Liberty University. Dr. McDow’s PhD is from the University of Oklahoma, and his individual honors include CRME recognition of his dissertation on Oklahoma music education history and an award of distinction from the History SRIG for his work as Oklahoma’s music education historian. International awards include receiving China’s Friendship Medal, that country’s highest honor presented to a non-citizen and being listed in International Who’s Who in Education. Dr. McDow and his wife Sherry have been married since 1972, have 3 grown children, and currently reside in Norman, Oklahoma.