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Dwight Peirce

Title: Music Educator

Location: Beaumont, Texas, United States

Dwight Peirce, Music Educator at Lamar University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academia.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Peirce has been an instructor at Lamar University since 2015. Prior to obtaining his current role, he was a lecturer in accompaniment with the school from 1982 to 2015. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor at Howard Payne University from 1977 to 1981. Mr. Peirce began his career as a student at Cincinnati College Conservatory, where he obtained a Bachelor of Music in 1969. He continued his studies with the school, earning a Master of Music in 1972.

In addition to his primary roles, he has served as a piano accompanist with the Brilliance Concert Series since 2003, as organist for Temple Emmanuel since 2001 and Wesley United Methodist Church since 1983, and he was a pianist with Beaumont Symphony Orchestra from 1982 to 1990. Mr. Peirce was inspired to work in music due to his mother singing hymns to him as a small child. This was the first music he ever heard and it was his entryway into following in love. As a testament to his love for and excellence in the field of music, Mr. Peirce had been inducted to the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the American collegiate social fraternity for men with a special interest in music, and received a pin commemorating his 50 years within the organization in May 2019.

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