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From left to right:
Daryl Lesnik, FCASH Band Director; Kenda Hammer, Belle Voci Board Chair; Xavier Perry, Jeffrey Dean Award Recipient; Mairi Cooper, FCAHS Orchestra Director; and Benjamin Murray, FCAHS Choral Director
Congratulations to the 2021 Jeffrey Dean Memorial Award recipient Xavier Perry. Belle Voci Board Chairperson Kenda Hammer made the announcement and presented the award at the virtual performance of the annual Jeffrey Dean Memorial Recital, a performance that showcases the talents of music students at Fox Chapel Area High School.
This is the 14th year that the award has been presented to a Fox Chapel Area High School senior who exhibits leadership, both officially and by example, and demonstrates passion for musical performance during his/her high school years.
Belle Voci maintains the Jeffrey Dean Memorial Award, which was established in memory of the 1980 Fox Chapel Area High School graduate who found and brought joy to others through musical performance. A selection committee, made up of the Fox Chapel Area High School choral, orchestra, and band directors, along with a representative from the Belle Voci Jeffrey Dean Advisory Committee, chooses the award recipient.
Belle Voci Artistic Director, Craig Cannon recently had the opportunity to spend time with members of Jeffrey Dean's family; pictured above (left to right) Abby Dean (Jeffrey's daughter), Rita Dean (Jeffrey's mother), Craig Cannon, and Monica Pica (Jeffrey's wife).