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ENMU Department of Music chair earns Educator of the Year award

Staff report

Dustin Seifert, chair of the Department of Music and director of bands at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, has been awarded the 2015 Music Educator of the Year from the New Mexico Music Educators Association.

Seifert said, “I am very humbled to have received the award, especially because it was determined by my peers.”

He also is the Southwest Division Chair for the National Band Association, executive secretary for Southwest New Mexico Music Educators Association, and a member of Collegiate Advisory Council of the National Association for Music Education.

He has also served as the director of Clovis Community Band for eight seasons.

Seifert has also been a past president of the NMMEA.

Seifert has received the “Spirit of Eastern Award” in 2004 and the ENMU “Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching” in 2005.