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Clark Named 2019 Presser Scholar



Elizabeth (Libby) Clark, a junior music education major, was recently named the recipient of Lee University’s 2019-20 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award.

The Presser Foundation, established by music publisher Theodore Presser, is dedicated solely to the support of music and music education. With its Undergraduate Scholar Award, the Pennsylvania-based foundation recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in music performance at accredited colleges and universities across the country.

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Dr. Bill Green presents Libby Clark with the Presser Award.


“It was a great pleasure to present the Presser Award to Libby Clark at our recent Masterworks concert,” said Dr. William Green, dean of Lee’s School of Music. “Libby is an exceptional student that brings together outstanding scholarly skills with extraordinary talent. She is a musician that is versatile and excels across various styles and genres.”

A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Clark grew up singing and playing the piano. She joined band in middle school, played the French horn, and was part of her high school choir. While at Lee, Clark has been a member of Voices of Lee, Lee Opera Theater, and Choral Union. Recently, Clark won 2nd place at National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), a regional vocal competition.

As the 2019-20 Presser Scholar, Clark will receive a cash stipend for her upcoming senior year.

Presser Undergraduate Scholar Awards are distributed to a number of accredited institutions throughout America. Past recipients of Lee University include Danae Bromley (2018), Brittany Martin (2017), Kristiana McCombs (2016), Matthew Kelly (2015), Joey Archer (2014), Erica Tipton (2013), Matthew Wilkinson (2012), Lamprini Lindeman (2011), Christopher Oglesby (2010), Sabbath Ward (2009), Rachael Skidmore (2008), Michael Land (2007), and Brooke Upton (2006).

For more information on Lee’s School of Music, call (423) 614-8240.
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