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Richard Deane Inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame

Richard Deane (Class of 1980)

Richard Deane was inducted into the Model Laboratory School Alumni Hall of Fame at the school’s Graduation and Commencement ceremony.

Deane, a 1980 Model alumnus, is the second person to be inducted into the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

“My time at Model set me on a path of hard work, joy, and success. Being inducted into the Model Hall of Fame means more to me than you could imagine!” Deane said in his address to the Class of 2020.

A Richmond, Kentucky native, Deane excelled in music throughout high school. After Model, he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music from the Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from The Julliard School in New York City.

Deane was a first prize winner in the American Horn Competition in 1987. Over the years, he’s performed as the principal, featured soloist or guest horn for various symphonies around the world, including the Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Colorado Philharmonic,Orquestra Sinfonica del Estado Mexico, Lexington Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic.

Currently, he is the Associate Principal Horn of the New York Philharmonic and serves as a professor of music on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Rutgers University.

In thirty-plus years of teaching, Deane has inspired hundreds of students to pursue careers in music at some of the most prestigious conservatories and universities.

Model Laboratory School established the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2019 to recognize graduates who have achieved exceptional accomplishments or distinctions to the school, the field of education, their profession, or the greater good of the community.

The Alumni Hall of Fame committee is comprised of Model alums and other influential individuals in the Model community. This year’s committee included Chair Laura Dedic (’91), Danny McBride (’85), Mary Tom Emanuel (‘88), Karl Park (’86), Shria Holla (’20), Beth Campbell, Rodney Rhodus, Jackie Vance, Colleen Chaney.

“Last year, we set the bar pretty by inducting WWII veteran, Judge James Stouffer Chenault, who was in the Model graduating class of 1940. This year, we continue to show that Model graduates are change-makers and experts in their field,” said Laura Dedic, Secondary School Principal. “The committee is already seeking nominations for 2021, so if you know an outstanding Model graduate, visit to nominate them.”

Published on May 22, 2020

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