ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Alan LaFave, dean of fine arts and professor of music/clarinet
at Northern State University, was named 2012-13 Outstanding Music Educator during the annual All-State Chorus and Orchestra event in Sioux Falls.
LaFave previously served as director of bands at NSU from 1991 to 2006. He graduated from Northern State University and also holds a Master of Music Degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts in clarinet performance from Arizona State University, Tempe.
LaFave maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator and soloist throughout the United States and Canada. He also served as the past president of the South Dakota Music Educators Association. He has taught at the International Music Camp in Peace Garden, N.D., and Yellowstone Music Camp in Powell, Wyo. He also is director of Rushmore National Music Camp in Keystone.