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Pi Kappa Lambda

Chapter Officers

President David Zuschin
Vice President Nitza Kats
Secretary-Treasurer Marilyn Meador

About Pi Kappa Lambda

The primary objective of Pi Kappa Lambda is the recognition and and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship. The Society is convinced that, by recognizing and honoring persons who have enhanced their talents by serious, diligent, and intelligent study, others will be stimulated to do the same. Moreover, the Society feels that it serves the interest of the student capable of meeting its criteria by granting a charter to institutions that provide the atmosphere conducive to musical achievement and academic virtue.

Pi Kappa Lambda was organized in 1918 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a charter granted by the State of Illinois.The first chapter, Alpha, elected as its first member Peter Christian Lutkin, Dean of the School of Music. His initials in their Greek equivalent - Pi Kappa Lambda - provided the name of the Society. There are more than 190 active chapters. In 1940 the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda was admitted to the Association of College Honor Societies as the representative in the field of music. Dr. Lyle Merriman presided at the installation of the Theta Mu Chapter at Radford University on April 16, 1997.

Faculty Membership

  • Eugene C. Fellin, Ph.D.
  • Clarity James, M.M.
  • Nitza Kats, M.F.A.
  • Marilyn Meador, Ph.D.
  • David B. Phillips, D.M.A.
  • Joseph P. Scartelli, Ph.D.
  • Robert S. Trent, D.M.A.

Alumni Membership

  • R. Wayne Adams (04)
  • Susan Allen (05)
  • Joshua Barnes (02)
  • Scott Baugh (00)
  • Nichole Bell (06)
  • Louise Billaud (98)
  • Kevin Bolton (01)
  • Dan Boothe (03)
  • Jason Brewer (05)
  • Mary Evelyn Bruce (98)
  • Robert Cozart (98)
  • Justin Craig (03)
  • Amanda Crist (00)
  • Luke Denton (05)
  • Dianna Dumpel (00)
  • Justine Dunnevant (99)
  • Carter Edmundson (98)
  • Elizabeth Eggerding (04)
  • Richard Ellis (00)
  • Michelle Fesler (03)
  • Diane Ford (99)
  • Denise Goad (01)
  • Rae Ann Graef (99)
  • Christopher Hale (02)
  • Sarah Hameline (06)
  • Ellen Hannan (98)
  • Valerie Hartzell (99)
  • Michelle Herndon (05)
  • Justin Hochella (03)
  • Elizabeth Isley (02)
  • Erin Jebo (00)
  • Orin Johnson (98)
  • Brian Joyce (01)
  • Rebecca Judd (00)
  • Jenny Karnes (00)
  • Yena Kim (02)
  • Christina Kirk (98)
  • Andrea Kline (04)
  • Mira Kruja (98)
  • Daniel Lee (02)
  • Evan Loflin (00)
  • Leslie Powelson Magee (03)
  • Caroline Marchese (99)
  • Kristin Marland (03)
  • Dwayne Martin (06)
  • Irene Masa (98)
  • Damian May (03)
  • Kimberly Morehead (03)
  • Rebecca Mullins (03)
  • Lisa Napoli (05)
  • Charles Nesmith (06)
  • Sarah Nettlehorst (98)
  • John O'Briant (04)
  • William Osborne (02)
  • Erika Pawlowski (98)
  • Dan Plybon (99)
  • Leslie Powelson (03)
  • Sarah Ragsdale (05)
  • Valerie Ransbottom (04)
  • Emily Rezek (00)
  • Amy Rojewski (01)
  • Peter Schlagel (99)
  • Roma Scriven (07)
  • Deone Shaffer (99)
  • Chad Smith (05)
  • John Snyder (06)
  • Charles Steele (99)
  • Eun-Youg Suh (03)
  • Emily Sutton (03)
  • Betty Turner (06)
  • Lisa Utz (06)
  • Shelly Wade (06)
  • Vaughan Walters (02)
  • Adenike Webb (99)
  • Jeanine Wheeler (01)
  • Karen Richards Whitlock (98)
  • Robin Womer (04)
  • Samantha Wynia (98)
  • Amanda Zigler (00)