The Belmont University School of Music presented the 2010 Encore Award to alumni Daniel and Sharon Lawhon Tuesday night, Sept. 28. The award was created in 2008 to honor a School of Music alumnus for achievement in the field of classical music.
The Lawhons were honored for their outstanding professional contributions as classical performers, educators and clinicians. After the award presentation Sharon, soprano, and Daniel, organist, presented a joint recital in Belmont Heights Baptist Church. A 1979 graduate of Belmont, Sharon is the chair of the Voice Department of Samford University. Daniel, a 1983 graduate, is the choirmaster and organist at the Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, Alabama and is an adjunct organ professor at Samford University.
Previous Encore Award honorees are tenors Clifton Forbis in 2008 and Daniel Weeks in 2009.