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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1005
Fax:     (239) 590-1066

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FGCU Director Selected "Teacher of the Year" by National Music Organization

Director of the Florida Gulf Coast University Renaissance Academy creative arts studio and Moorings Park Eminent Scholar, Joanne Smith, has been selected 2002 Teacher of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association. Smith leads a distinguished faculty of nine musicians, two art historians, a certified yoga/Tai Chi instructor and an occupational therapist to institute music and arts-related courses, lectures and group instruction at Moorings Park in Naples. She is professor emerita from the University of Michigan School of Music. The MTNA will present the award to Smith during its national conference on March 20 in Cincinnati. For more information, contact dean of Graduate Studies and Continual Learning and the Renaissance Academy, Jack Crocker, at (941) 590-1098.

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