OkMEA Retired Music Teacher Directory

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Retired Teacher NameEsther (Sheldon) Evins
Address122 South Canyon
Guymon, OK 73942
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Phone(580) 338-3149
In what year did you retire from teaching?1992
How many years did you teach?34
Degrees Earned (start with most recent)

Southwestern College - Winfield, KS - BME: Vocal Emphasis - 1951

Other Training Institutions (certifications, etc.)

Juilliard School of Music - New York City - Summer of 1949 and 1951
Columbia University - New York City - Summer of 1951
Denver University - Denver, CO - Summer of 1966
OPSU - Goodwell, OK - Summer of 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985

Teaching Positions (start with the most recent)

1974-1992 - Guymon Public Schools - General Music Grades 1-6
1952-1973 - Syracuse Public Schools - General Music, HS Choir Grades 4-12

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

"Amahl and the Night Visistors" - Syracuse High School - 1966
Syracyse High School Choir received a number of Division I ratings
Formation of Guymon 6th Grade Kitten Choir in 1974 (still active)

Professional Education Associations

MENC/OMEA - member since 1976
ACDA/OCDA - member since 1976
OREA - life member

Personal Honors and Awards

1967 - Distinguished Service Award - Hamilton Co Jaycees (Kansas)
1987 - Time and Talent Award - Guymon community theatre
1991 - Teacher of the Year - Guymon PTSA Award
1992 - OMEA Hall of Hall
1992 - Grand Organist in the Order of the Eastern Star and Grand Session Organist for 10 years

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

Paul and I travel within the U.S. We are both active in Guymon community activities and local church. I have accompanied 19 Guymon Community Theatre musicals and do special cantata accompanying at the Methodist and Presbyterian churches.

Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President

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