How Georgia’s music conservatory came to bear Daniel Meeks’ name

When Daniel Meeks learned the surprising and shocking news – on stage, at virtual youth councils in August – that The Salvation Army’s Georgia Division was honoring him by renaming its summer music program the Kimball-Meeks Music Conservatory, his first reaction was: Wait, isn’t this a little too soon?

“Because I’m still alive,” he said. “Usually these things come about after you pass away, they name something after you. But it’s a great honor. I’m grateful for the recognition.”

Meeks has been divisional music director in Georgia since 2001, shortly after…

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