Wednesday, July 6, 2011


We are pleased to announce that our NEA Fine Arts Caucus Co-Founder Has Been Honored by the NEA and the Fine Arts Caucus at the 2011 NEA Represtative Assembly in Chicago, Illinois—We are Humbled by Your Contributions to OUR Students Bob

Robert A. Lague is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master's degree in Applied Piano.  He studied Choral Direction with Lorna Cooke DeVaron and piano with Alfred Lague, his father, and Howard Goding.  Alfred, a former RIMEA President, and Bob gave many duo-piano concerts together. 

Mr. Lague was President of the NEC Chorus and a bass from Massachusetts in the Bicentennial Chorus of America under the direction of Lukas Foss.

Bob has taught in Massachusetts’ public schools for 40 years and retired as Program Supervisor of Fine Arts in the Stoneham Public Schools. He has directed more than 30 student plays and musicals and has written a book entitled "Musical Director Handbook for the Secondary Music Teacher," which was presented at the MMEA All-State Conference.  His school choruses have performed at the MENC All-Eastern Conferences and MMEA All-State Conferences.

He conducted the Stoneham High Chorus at Disney World in April of 2003, 2005 and 2007. Mr. Lague was the first conductor of the MMEA Northeastern District Junior Festival Chorus and  conducted Festival Choruses in Central and Western Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.  He last conducted the Northeastern Junior Boys Chorus in March 2000. He was the accompanist for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Chorus in 2003 and

He has conducted the Lexington Pops Chorus since its inception in 1982 and is the Choir Director and Organist at the Second Congregational Church of Beverly.  He was an accompanist for "Maria and Luis" of Sesame Street in various children's concerts around the country and in Bermuda.  He is the "Official Organist" for both the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Education Association.  He has been a delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly
for 36 years and its organist for the past 21 years. He was also one of the founders of the NEA Fine Arts Caucus.

At the 1999 MMEA All-State Conference, Mr.Lague received the Lowell Mason Award for outstanding work in Music Education.  He is the Past-Chairperson of the MMEA Northeastern District.


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