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Mark Eutsler, Ph.D., Ed.D., was recently inducted into Sigma Alpha Iota’s Iota Eta chapter as its first Distinguished Member Friend of the Arts, which recognizes a person who is supportive of and actively involved in the arts at a local or regional level, in a ritual led by President Morgan Adams at Indiana State University of which he is an alumnus.

Eutsler is co-chair of the nationally televised AES 500 Festival Parade, which is the nation’s third-largest parade and has been an adjudicator with the Indiana State School Music Association since 1985. He is co-founder of the Music Arrangement Trust. He served as an adjudicator of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Prelude Awards and as a trustee of the Sinfonia Educational Foundation.

The author of two books about the arts in education, he is a presenter in the Lincoln Center Institute’s Aesthetic Education On-Going Inquiry at the Juilliard School. He is a former band and choir director at Frontier High School and was Director of Bands and Music Department Chair at McCutcheon High School. He also taught undergraduate music at Indiana Wesleyan University.

He has produced music festivals at Holiday World, Indiana Beach and the former Old Indiana Fun Park as well as a guest director of the Mid-North Indiana Middle School Concert Band Festival and school and college bands including Purdue and Indiana State universities.

In a proclamation recognizing Eutsler, Terre Haute Mayor Duke A. Bennett noted, “through his service as board secretary of the John T. Connor Center for East/West Reconciliation and as board chair of Operation Classroom — both international ministries — Mark Eutsler has had impact on four continents through his vision, leadership, and philanthropy.”

Sigma Alpha Iota is an International Music Fraternity that was formed to uphold the highest standards of music and further the development of music in America and throughout the world. It provides musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.

The mission of Sigma Alpha Iota is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music. It initiates only women at the undergraduate level and men and women at the professional level.

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