Awards and Honors

Eagle Scout, Troop #238 Price Utah
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Lambda
Omicron Delta Kappa
Gold Medal - Most Outstanding Graduate, College of Eastern Utah
Keeler Award - Most Outstanding Musician, Brigham Young University
Klein Memorial Scholarship, Brigham Young University
Rocky Mountain Forensics Invitational: 1st Place - Men's Oratory
Rocky Mountain Forensics Invitational: 1st Place - Impromptu Speaking
Phi Rho Pi National Speech Meet; Finalist Debate - Men's Oratory
Tau Beta Sigma (Honorary Member)
Kappa Kappa Psi (1st Honorary Member at Florida State University)
Who's Who in American Education
Outstanding Educators of America
Leaders in Education
Dictionary of International Biography
Men of Achievement
Who’s Who in America
International Who's Who in Music
President's Teaching Award, The Florida State University
Personalities of America
The World Who's Who of Musicians
International Who's Who in Education
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership
Who's Who in the World
Ross Oglesby Award
President's Council for Excellence in College Teaching
Special Recognition Award for Research, SEC-NAMT, 1st Recipient
Guardian of the Flame Faculty Award, The Florida State University, 1st Group of Recipients
University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The Florida State University, 1st Group of Recipients
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, The Florida State University, 1st Group of Recipients
Honorary Doctorate, Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah, Price UT.

Highest Awards Given in Field

Publications Award, National Association for Music Therapy, 1st Recipient
Senior Researcher Award, Music Educators National Conference, 1st Recipient
Award of Merit, National Association for Music Therapy, 1st Recipient
Presidential Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Music Therapy, National Association for Music Therapy
Distinguished Service to Music Medal, Highest Honor Bestowed by Kappa Kappa Psi (National Band Fraternity)
Outstanding Music Therapy Pioneer Award (for establishing one of five international models of music therapy), World Federation of Music Therapy
Music Educators National Conference Hall of Fame
Lowell Mason Fellow, Music Educators National Conference
Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association for Music Therapy