Pi Kappa Lambda – Shorter University


Dr. Aaron Rice, Advisor

The primary objective of PI KAPPA LAMBDA is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship. The Society is convinced that, by recognizing and honoring persons who have enhanced their talents by serious, diligent, and intelligent study, others will be stimulated to do the same. Moreover, the Society feels that it serves the interest of the student capable of meeting its criteria by granting a charter to institutions that provide the atmosphere conducive to musical achievement and academic virtue.

PI KAPPA LAMBDA was organized in 1918 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a charter granted by the State of Illinois.The first chapter, Alpha, elected as its first member Peter Christian Lutkin, Dean of the School of Music. His initials in their Greek equivalent – Pi Kappa Lambda – provided the name of the Society. There are more than 200 active chapters. In 1940 the Society of PI KAPPA LAMBDA was admitted to the Association of College Honor Societies as the representative in the field of music. The Epsilon Beta Chapter at Shorter University was established on April 25, 1981.

Student Inductees


  • Becky Fowler
  • Sydney Hillman
  • Abbey Poole
  • Asa Stallings


  • Erin Dallmann


  • Ashley Phillips, BM ’16
  • Julian Duncan, BM ’16
  • Taylor Camp, BFA ’16


  • Gina Hicks, Alumni
  • Hannah Mitchell, BM ‘15
  • Ashley Poole, BM ‘15
  • Kaitlin Kennedy, BFA ‘15


  • Garrett Baker, BM ’14
  • Diane Turner, BM ‘14


  • Mrs. Beth Taylor
  • Grace Wirabudi, BM ’14
  • Wendy Harrell, BFA ’13
  • Mrs. Julie Bearden-Carver


  • Laura Leigh Beall, BM ’13
  • Sarah Weaver, BM ’12
  • Kristina Kennedy, BFA ’13
  • Emily Alderman, BM ’13
  • Susan Diesch, BM ’14
  • Mariel Villarreal, BFA ’12
  • Kate Johnson, BFA ’14
  • Sarah Justus, BM ’14
  • Annelise Kitching, BFA ’14


  • Jennifer Diane Holcombe, BFA ’11
  • Chris Vizurraga, BFA ’12
  • Susanna Grace Polley, BM ’13
  • Chelsea Catherine Cross, BM ’12


  • Elizabeth McCoy Telford, BFA ’11
  • Elizabeth Melinae MacDonell, BFA ’11


  • Audrey Lane Crocker, BFA ‘10
  • Laura Lee Gill, BFA ‘10
  • Hope Kristin Moore, BM ‘10
  • Emily Christine Tweedy, BM ‘11
  • Thomas Hobson Williams, BM ‘10
  • Kathrine Zaloumes, BFA ‘09

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Presidents of Pi Kappa Lambda


Amy Neal, MMVisiting Professor of MusicGamma Tau Chapter, Baylor University
Aaron Rice, DMAAssistant Professor of MusicBeta Zeta, East Carolina State University
Yuman Lee, MMAssistant Professor of MusicEta, University of Southern California
John McCluskey, PhDAssistant Professor of MusicIota Epsilon, Lee University
Jerico Vasquez, DMAAssociate Professor of MusicZeta Tau, University of Houston
Duane Warfield, PhDAssistant Professor of MusicAlpha Phi, University of Iowa
Tara Warfield, DMAAssistant Professor of MusicTheta Phi, Coe College
Alan Wingard, DMADean Emeritus, School of Fine & Performing ArtsAlpha Pi, University of Alabama
Sandy Yeargan, MMEInstructor of MusicEpsilon Beta, Shorter University


Patricia DeWitt, PhDProfessor Emeritus of MusicEpsilon Beta, Shorter University
Peter DeWitt, DMAProfessor Emeritus of MusicEpsilon Beta, Shorter University
John Ramsaur, MM, DHLProfessor Emeritus of MusicEpsilon Beta, Shorter University
Helen Ramsaur, MMProfessor Emeritus of MusicEpsilon Beta, Shorter University
William Knight, MMProfessor Emeritus of MusicEpsilon Beta, Shorter University
Phoebe Pomeroy, MMProfessor Emeritus of MusicEpsilon Beta, Shorter University