Archer Named Presser Scholar At Lee University

Friday, April 25, 2014

Joey Archer, a junior trombone music education major from Cleveland, was announced as the recipient of Lee University’s 2014-2015 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award at the 2014 Honors Recital. 

Mr. Archer studies with Dr. Doug Warner, associate professor of music and instrumental coordinator at Lee, and principal trombone of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.

"I've known Joey since he was in middle school, and he's always been a great and hardworking student,” Dr. Warner said. “In the last few years, he's made great strides in his level of trombone playing, and his leadership skills have really come to the forefront.”

Mr. Archer attended Cleveland High School and began his studies at Lee in the fall of 2011. Mr. Archer is currently involved in the Lee University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. David Holsinger, the Lee University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Bernhardt, and the Lee University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Alan Wyatt.  Mr. Archer is the trombone section leader in all three ensembles.

He participated in the 2014 Lee University Honors Recital, and was also selected to participate in the Tennessee Intercollegiate Band at the Tennessee Music Education Association’s 2013 conference. Mr. Archer also played in the orchestra for the Lee Theatre production of “Big River.” He was a winner of the 2013 Lee University Concerto Competition, and was awarded a cash prize, as well as honored as a soloist with the Lee University Orchestra in concert.

"I am excited and honored to know that my hard work is being noticed,” Mr. Archer said. “I want to thank Dr. Warner for his years of mentoring."

Outside of his Lee involvements, Mr. Archer has played with the Streamliners Swing Orchestra in Knoxville. He played for Cleveland High School’s productions of “Guys and Dolls” and “Hello, Dolly,” as well as Closed Door Entertainment’s production of “Titanic: The Musical.”

Mr. Archer is a founding member of Tempus Brass, a brass quintet of area musicians, and is the president of the Pi Xi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha at Lee. Mr. Archer’s teaching experience includes being the Cleveland High School marching band’s low brass teacher, and teaching general brass techniques for the marching band at South Pittsburg High School.

“Joey is a dedicated musician and student,” said Dr. William R. Green, dean of the School of Music. “The Presser Foundation awards excellence across the breadth of work that is required of music majors, and Joey excels across the board.”

The Presser Foundation, established by music publisher Theodore Presser, is dedicated solely to the support of music and music education.  With its Undergraduate Scholar Award, the Pennsylvania-based foundation recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in music performance at accredited colleges and universities across the country.   

As the 2014-2015 Presser Scholar, Mr. Archer will receive a cash stipend for his upcoming senior year.  

Presser Undergraduate Scholar Awards are distributed to a number of accredited institutions throughout America.  Past recipients at Lee University include Erica Tipton (2013), Matthew Wilkinson (2012), Lamprini Lindeman (2011), Christopher Oglesby (2010), Sabbath Ward (2009), Rachael Skidmore (2008), Michael Land (2007), Brooke Upton (2006), Troy Strand (2005), Rachel Ogle Laney (2004), Amy Shallenberger (2003), Brian Shaw (2002), RaeAnna Hooper (2001), and Jeffrey Jewsome (2000). 

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