UNC Band Director Named to Colorado Music Educators Association Hall of Fame

Kenneth Singleton

University of Northern Colorado Director of Bands Kenneth Singleton is a 2013 inductee to the Colorado Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. He was inducted at the CMEA annual state music conference this month.

Members of the Hall of Fame are chosen based on criteria which include how the individual demonstrates passion for education and for teaching students, and acts as a role model to students, colleagues, future teachers, students, parents and community members. Additionally, inductees have contributed significantly to the betterment of the profession and demonstrated excellence in teaching or administration in music.

Singleton holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida, and two master's degrees from the Yale University School of Music. His doctorate in tuba performance was the first awarded by Yale University in that area.

At UNC, he is professor of music and directs the UNC Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, and is chair of the Wind Conducting Program. An avid transcriber of brass music (more than 1,000 titles) and a music editor for the Charles Ives Society, Singleton has nearly 50 publications to his credit, mainly works for band and wind ensemble. He is also conductor of the Denver Brass, the region's premier brass ensemble.

Previously, Singleton has been recognized as the College of Performing and Visual Arts Scholar of the Year, and has received the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Award. Singleton is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association, as well as a member of the Colorado Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame.