T&T-born pan virtuoso Liam Teague has been named a Presidential Research, Artistry and Scholarship Professor at Northern Illinois University (NIU).
This is one of the highest honours that the university bestows on faculty.
In awarding him this professorship, Janet Hathaway, Ph.D., Director, School of Music? NIU, said: " The university and the selection committee recognise Teague's artistic achievements, his unique and multi-faceted career path, and his deep impact on steelpan nationally and internationally."
Dubbed the "Paganini of the Steelpan”, Teague has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Humming Bird (Silver) and the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Award for Excellence.
He has won a number of notable competitions such as the Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband Festival Solo Championship and the Saint Louis Symphony Volunteers Association Young Artiste Competition. For more information about Liam Teague, visit his website by clicking here
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