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First Name: Edwin
Last Name: Lacy
Bio: Edwin Lacy is Professor of Music at the University of Evansville, where he teaches bassoon in addition to oboe, saxophone, jazz and music theory. At UE he is the founder and director of the jazz program, and served for seven years as Chairman of the Department of Music. A native of Hopkinsville, KY, he holds the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Murray State University and the Master of Music in Bassoon and Doctor of Music in Woodwinds from Indiana University. Dr. Lacy serves as principal bassoonist and saxophone soloist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he has been a member for 30 seasons. He was also Principal Bassoonist of the Owensboro (KY) Symphony Orchestra for nineteen seasons, and has served as Principal Bassoonist of the Indianapolis Festival Music Society Orchestra and the Harlaxton Quintet. He has performed solo recitals at the University of Colorado, Western Michigan University and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. His chamber music performances have included appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, and on the Wisconsin Public Radio Network. He has been a member of the International Double Reed Society since the inception of the organization. He was Secretary of the IDRS for four terms, and has been chairman and host of two of the Society's annual conventions, in Evansville in 1977 and at Indiana University in 1994. He has been featured five times as a performer at IDRS conferences, including the 1997 meeting at Northwestern University. Lacy is a member of the International Association of Jazz Educators, Pi Kappa Lambda music honorary society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, which has made him a recipient of their Orpheus Award, and is an honorary member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity. At the University of Evansville, he serves as faculty advisor to both SAI and Sinfonia. His teaching experience has included six years in the public schools of Indiana and Illinois, and one year at the University of Charleston, WV, in addition to his 31 years at the University of Evansville. He has also served as Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Louisville (1977) and at Indiana University (1986). From 1989 to 1991 he was instructor of bassoon and saxophone at the New England Music Camp in Oakland, Maine. Ed's wife of 38 years, Beverly, teaches music in an elementary school in Evansville, and is a pianist, harpsichordist and organist. She has been organist of the Methodist Temple in Evansville for 30 years.
Source: Double Reed 21/1 (1998)