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Pappert School's Jeffrey Turner Wins Distinguished Service Award

Jeffrey Turner, adjunct professor of double bass in the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, has won the 2005 Distinguished Service Award presented jointly by the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association (PADESTA) and the Pennsylvania School Orchestra Association (PSOA).

The PADESTA/PSOA award cites Turner's "extraordinary support for the advancement of the quality of string performing and teaching through his own performing, teaching and leadership."

The artistic director of Duquesne’s City Music Center’s Young Bassist Program, Turner is principal bassist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a visiting professor at his alma mater, the Eastman School of Music. He was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as the principal bassist of the New American Chamber Orchestra.

Turner resides in Gibsonia, Pa.

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