BriAnna Crook is one of five university student in the U.S. to receive the Collegiate Professional Achievement Award from the National Association for Music Education.
Crook, a graduating senior from Meridian majoring in music education, is an oboist. She served as the first state student president and board member of the Idaho Music Educators Association. During her first summer as state student president, Crook attended the 2017 National Association for Musical Education Collegiate Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. When she returned to campus, she advocated for more state funding and support for education.
Lori Gray, an assistant professor and director of music education, and Linda Kline, chair and professor of music (viola, chamber music) in the Department of Music, wrote the letter nominating Crook for the award. They praised her organization and excitement for teaching, as well as her love of music and lifelong learning.