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Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN (Music education)
Four summers ago, I returned to Northwestern Montana to teach K-8 music at a local school, and now also at two other area schools. I have also successfully re-opened a music studio in my home, just Southwest of downtown Kalispell. I am the 1st-Sunday organist for a local church and an occasional organist for a nearby church. As a member of a church, I sing in multiple choirs and play in the Gosbells handbell choir and do some solo handbell, voice, and piano playing there. I am president and bass section leader of a community choir, for which I was also interim artistic director in the Fall of 2013. I'm an auditioned 2nd tenor, and recent accompanist, for the Glacier Chorale and Chamber Singers. During the past two summers, I have been doing some temporary work of many different kinds through a staffing agency. For 3 recent years, I was a volunteer organist, elected vestry clerk, Red Door Bells director, and eventually choir director and music ministry director, at an area church. I also recently taught K-8 music for two years each at two area schools.
Without being enrolled in any specific program, I am also working on graduate-level courses, mainly for recertification and eventual raises in pay, and have accumulated twenty-four graduate credits. I am an active member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, particularly the Treasure State Chapter in which I was recently elected to the Board of Directors as Member-at-Large. In the Black Hills American Orff-Schulwerk Association, I served as Member-at-Large and Co-Librarian on their Board of Directors. I am a current member of NAfME (formerly MENC) and have served in the past as Membership Chair and Database Manager on the Board of Directors for the South Dakota Music Educator's Association, and produced practice audio files for South Dakota High School All-State Chorus. I volunteer as treasurer, for I am also a recent member of the Music Teacher's National Association, American Choral Director's Association, the American Guild of Organist, and Handbell Musicians of America (formerly AGEHR). Four summers ago, I returned to Northwestern Montana to teach K-8 music at a local school, and now also at two other area schools. I have also successfully re-opened a music studio in my home, just Southwest of downtown Kalispell. I am the 1st-Sunday organist for a local church and an
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