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Bromley Named 2018 Presser Scholar


Danae Bromley, a junior music performance major with an emphasis in oboe, was recently named the recipient of Lee University’s 2018-19 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.

“Danae combines the fine sensibilities of a talented musician with the instincts of a scholar,” said Dr. Phillip Thomas, chair of the Department of Musicianship Studies and distinguished professor of music. “We are pleased to recognize her accomplishments and the bright future they suggest.”

Bromley, from Knoxville, has been involved with music since elementary school. She began playing the oboe during her freshman year of high school. Since being at Lee, she has been involved in the orchestra, chamber music groups, and wind ensemble.

She was a concerto competition winner for the 2016-17 school year and is a current member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

Bromley, who will be married this summer, plans to go to graduate school for oboe performance after graduating next year.

As the 2017-18 Presser Scholar, Bromley 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 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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