Honoring James Dodding

The Wake Forest University Department of Music presented “A Musical Tribute to James Dodding” in Brendle Recital Hall on April 13. The program featured excerpts from The Pirates of Penzance, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story and Man of La Mancha, four of the many productions Professor Dodding directed during his many years at Wake Forest.  Student singers performed with the Wake Forest University Orchestra, and personal remembrances were offered by colleagues and alumni.

In honor of Professor Dodding, a generous family, including one of his former students, has initiated the Professor James Dodding Scholarship with a gift of $50,000. If you are interested in making a gift in honor of this special teacher, mentor, and artist and contributing toward the additional $50,000 needed to endow this scholarship, please contact Erika Friedel, Director of Development (336-758-8729, friedeea@wfu.edu),