Marietta students honored at music association conference in Cleveland

Headshots of Michael Reese and Harrison Trikones

During the recent three-day Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Cleveland, two Marietta College students received honors.

Michael Reese ’17 (Marietta, Ohio), a music education major, was awarded one of only five Ohio Foundation for Music Education student teaching scholarships at the OMEA Conference. The $750 scholarship is based upon an application certifying completion of all necessary course work for student teaching in music education.

“Michael’s recognition awards his drive in the music education field. During his studies at Marietta College this young music educator has taken advantage of every opportunity to build and develop his skills,” said Marshall C. Kimball, Director of Bands and Music Department Chair. “While carrying a very heavy course load each semester, Michael has also completed a minor in Political Science and a Teacher Leadership Certificate.”

In addition to being involved in all the various music ensembles on campus, Reese has taken on the extra opportunities of performing in the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps, the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Matrix Indoor Drum Line and Rhythm X Indoor Drum Line.

“He is a driven individual with fantastic musical skills,” Kimball said. “He’s going to make an incredible music teacher. I am very pleased that Michael received the OFME student teaching scholarship in honor of all his achievements and hard work.”

At Marietta College, Reese has performed in the Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Choir.

Harrison Trikones ’20 (Wintersville, Ohio) played the baritone saxophone as a member of the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honor Jazz Ensemble. Trikones, who is majoring in Petroleum Engineering, plays the baritone saxophone in Marietta College’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.