Dr. Benny C. Aker, Assemblies
of God Theological Seminary
, and Dr. Calvin M. Johansson
, Evangel University
, received the Delta Alpha Distinguished Educator Award.
...Dr. Calvin M. Johansson began his career in 1964 at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo.He became an Associate in the American Guild of Organists and attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1970.He
eventually earned the D.M.A. degree in 1972 from Southwestern Theological Seminary
in Ft. Worth, Tex. While at Evangel University
, Dr. Johansson
eventually focused on the church music program, on writing, and on speaking against the eroding effects of post-modernism on contemporary church music.As a result, he
authored two critically acclaimed texts that have become part of the music curriculum of many schools throughout the United States and other countries: Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint (1984) and Discipling Music Ministry: Twenty-first Century Directions (1992).He
has also written articles for encyclopedias, magazines, journals, and newspapers.
In 1997, Evangel University
awarded Dr. Johansson
the E.M. and Estella Clark Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service from Evangel University
.The university also instituted the Calvin Johansson Music Scholarship to be awarded annually to an outstanding music student.After 39 years, Dr. Johansson
will be retiring in 2003 from full-time teaching.