Omar Lozano recently received the Ohio Music Education Association
(OMEA) ‘s Outstanding Music Educator Award for 2019.
Lozano studied Applied Bassoon at Lee. During that time, he was involved with both Lee Singers and Symphonic Band. He also performed with Chattanooga Symphony, as well as Southern Adventist University Symphony Orchestra. While he was at Lee, he also won the Recital Award – with Darlia Conn as his accompanist.
When asked about his Lee experience, Lozano said, “Lee University gave me a fabulous music education. I was able to ace my music theory and music history graduate entrance exam. While at Lee University, I met performers like Wendy White of the New York Metropolitan Opera. She performed for us and spoke of how she was Jesus’ light in her profession.”
Lozano currently lives in Sidney, Ohio, and has been a public school music educator for 19 years. He teaches at Miami East Local Schools and at Ohio Northern University. He is a member of the 338th Army Band, the United States Army Funeral Honors Team for Ohio, and the OMEA State Vocal Selection Committee. He is also a bassoonist with the Lima Symphony Orchestra.