College inducts 10 into inaugural Mu Psi Kappa music honorary

Students pose for photo in Hermann Fine Arts Center

Marietta College’s Music Department accomplished a long-standing goal when it established a chapter of Mu Psi Kappa, a music honorary, on Friday, April 7th.

The College inducted 10 members — both Music and non-Music majors — in the inaugural class after meeting strict acceptance guidelines. The inductees are Stella Bargeloh ’17 (Marietta, Ohio), Sarah Bishop ’18 (Salesville, Ohio), Conner Busby ’14 (Canton, Ohio), Morgan Frederick ’17 (Kingston, Ohio), Sadie Johnson ’19 (Bloomington, Indiana), Tabby Lewis ’16 (New Philadelphia, Ohio), Jonah Litman ’18 (Marietta, Ohio), Michael Reese ’17 (Marietta, Ohio), KeXin (Coco) Shao ’18 (Beijing, China) and Emily Stainbrook ’17 (Zanesville, Ohio).

Marshall Kimball, Chair of the Music Department, said the establishment of a music honorary has been a goal of his since arriving on the Marietta College campus 11 years ago.

“Our Music majors and music ensemble members work extremely hard, both academically and musically, to excel and build skills that will benefit their own lives in the future but that will also benefit others with their talents in the process,” he said. “Our Music faculty all agreed it was time. We developed a list of 10 criteria that we all agreed were important for an honor society. Each faculty member was then asked to evaluate each student on each of the areas. Based on the responses from faculty, the students were chosen for this honor. We are proud of the students in the Music Department and know the value that is added to the campus because of them.”