OkMEA Retired Music Teacher Directory

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Retired Teacher NamePatti Drennan
ChildrenEmily and Adam
Address425 Terrace Place
Norman, OK 73069
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Phone(405) 360-0266
In what year did you retire from teaching?2004
How many years did you teach?28
Degrees Earned (start with most recent)

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK - BME: Choral Music Education with Piano Emphasis - 1974

Teaching Positions (start with the most recent)

1996-2004 - Norman High School, OK - Men's Choir, Mixed Chorus, Select Women's Choir, Jazz Choir
1975-1996 - West Mid-High School, OK - Men's Choir, Mixed Chorus, Women's Choir, Show Choir, Guitar

Teaching Highlights (ensemble accomplishments, personal accomplishments, etc.)

For twenty-eight years the choirs consistently received Superior Ratings in both Performance and Sight-Reading. In addition, the choirs ranked "Best in Class" in out-of-state contests in Dallas and San Antonio. The Women's Choirs were OMEA Honor Groups on three different occasions.

Professional Education Associations

ACDA/OCDA - Southwest Representative
Oklahoma Music Adjudicators Association
Professional Educators of Norman

Personal Honors and Awards

1985 - Outstanding Young Women of America
1993 - West Mid-High Teacher of the Year
1988 - Distinguished Teacher in the National Presidential Scholars Program
2000 - Sing for the Cure composition promoting Breast Cancer Awareness
-- performed by Turtle Creek Men's and Women's Chorale and Orchestra at Carnegie Hall (Maya Angelou, Narrator)
2003 - Know Your Neighbor Norman Chamber of Commerce Award
2004 - OCDA Director of Distinction

Retirement Years (jobs, accomplishments, travel, etc.)

Music Minister at First Baptist Church, Norman
Continue music composition and arranging (225+ published)
Clinician for music reading workshops for Alfred, Shawnee Press, Beckenhorst, and other music publishers
Adjudicator of contests
Festival and Honor Choir Director
Other various musical activities involving playing or singing

"One should NOT retire but instead re-invent!"

Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President

6721 Stonycreek Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(405) 740-9306
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