The music of a Knox High School student who was killed in an auto accident last Fall will be featured at the Indiana Music Educators Association annual Professional Development Conference in Fort Wayne this afternoon.
Drew Shearin, one of the Drum Majors for the Knox High School band, will be recognized for the second time by the IMEA. Last year, he was recognized for his instrumental composition called “Uncertainty” which was performed by the Lafayette Jefferson High School Orchestra. Today, he will be recognized as the winner in the Choral Division for a work entitled “The Sweetest Air is Most Often the Thickest”. His composition will be performed by the Butler University Chorale.
The award will be accepted on behalf of Drew by his mother, Deb Johnson.
The IMEA is a state-wide organization of music teachers, kindergarten through collegiate levels, with nearly 2,000 members who promote music among students.
A website has been established to showcase Drew’s work, much of which was discovered after his death.