MENC: The National Association for Music Education Lowell Mason Fellow

2009 Fred Irby, III

MENC: The National Association for Music Education Teaching Music Awards: The Disney Award for Excellence in Teaching Jazz

2009 Fred Irby, III

Grambling State University Alumni “Hall of Fame”

2008 Fred Irby, III

downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards

Achievement Award in Jazz Education 
2008 Fred Irby, III

Winner: Jazz Group
2003 AFRO BLUE
(Connaitre Miller, Music Director)

Winner: Jazz Instrumental Soloist 
2004 Jonathan Laine, Drums 
1982 Roger Woods, Alto Saxophone
1981 Wallace Roney, Trumpet

Jazz Vocal Group: Graduate College Outstanding Performance in the Jazz Instrumental Soloist Category: 
2011 Karine Chapdelaine, Acoustic Bass
2011 Brent Birckhead, Alto Saxophone
2011 Carroll Vaughn Dashiell, III, Drums
2005 Nicholas Lipkowski, Electric Guitar 
1995 Kebbi Williams, Tenor Saxphone 
1988 Kevin Levi, Alto Saxophone
1985 Chris Royal, Trumpet 
1983 Roger Woods, Alto Saxophone 
1982 Gregory Royal, Trombone 
1982 Land Richards, Drums

Winner: Blues/ Pop/ Rock Instrumental Soloist
2011 Joshua Walker, Electric Guitar
2010 Brent Birckhead, Alto Saxophone
1988 Jay A. Thompson, Guitar
1981 Larry Seals, Tenor Saxophone

Blues/Pop/Rock Outstanding Performance
2007 James Rodney Richardson, Electric Guitar

Winner: Vocal Jazz Group
2011 AFRO BLUE
2010 AFRO BLUE

Jazz Vocal Group Outsanding Performance
2008 AFRO BLUE
2004 AFRO BLUE

Winner: College Jazz Vocalist Soloist
2011 Christie Dahiell
2001 Egheosa Passion Igbinoba

Jazz Vocal Soloist Outstanding Performance
2008 Christie Dashiell
1983 Natalie Denise Jackson
1982 Natalie Denise Jackson

Winner: College Jazz Vocal Group Arrangement
2007 Quincy Phillips

Outstanding Performance in the Original Extended Composition Category 
1986 Windon Glenn Cole
1985 Chris Royal
1984 Chris Royal

Outstanding Performance in the Jazz Arrangement Category 
2010 Samuel Anderson Prather
1986 Chris Royal

Errol Garner Memorial Foundation Scholarship 
1982 Roger Woods, Saxophone

1981 The Broward Community College “Brotherhood of Man” Distinguished Citizens Award

1990 Key to the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1990

1981 Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida