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Bennett Lentczner, American college dean. Recipient Certified of Recognition, Governor Commonwealth of Virginia, 1988, South Carolina Verner award for excellence in the arts, 1991, Presidential award South Carolina Art Educators Association, 1992. Member International Council Fine Arts Deans (chair arts in education committee), Certified Visitor for Young Audiences.

Background

Lentczner, Bennett was born on March 9, 1938 in Brooklyn. Son of Morris and Thelma (Salzberg) Lentczner.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Trumpet Performance, Julliard School Music, New York City, 1960. Master of Arts in Music Education, Columbia University, 1962. District Attorney in Conducting, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1976.

Career

Band director, North Shore Schools, Glen Head, New York, 1962-1972; assistant director bands, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1972-1974; director bands, Radford (Virginia) U., 1974-1977; director insrumental education, Radford (Virginia) U., 1977-1982; dean College Visual and Performing Arts, Radford (Virginia) U., 1982-1988; director, founder, Governor's School for the Arts, Virginia, 1986-1988; dean School Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop U., Rock Hill, South Carolina., since 1988. Conductor, clinician, consultant. Director S.W. Virginia Opera Society, Roanoke, Roanoke Youth Orchestra.

Trumpet Roanoke Symphony.

Membership

Member International Council Fine Arts Deans (chair arts in education committee), Certified Visitor for Young Audiences.

Connections

Married Linda Whitesitt.

father:
Morris Lentczner

mother:
Thelma (Salzberg) Lentczner

spouse:
Linda Whitesitt.