Oberlin, OH — The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named Brian Alegant, Oberlin Conservatory’s longtime Barker Professor of Music Theory, as “U.S. Professor of the Year” for 2015, the first music professor to be so honored since the award was established 35 years ago.
Alegant is one of four faculty members to receive the award in 2015, selected from a field of nearly 400 nominees. In receiving the honor, he joins another Oberlin College faculty member, History Professor Steven Volk, who claimed the award in 2011, making Oberlin one of only a few institutions in the country to boast two national winners.
Alegant received the award at a banquet in Washington, D.C. on November 19. Read the complete story on the Oberlin Conservatory website. (Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones.)