OkMEA Retired Music Teacher Directory

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Retired Teacher NameJim Hansford
ChildrenCandace and Tamara
Address2306 Lakeside Circle
Shawnee, OK 74801
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Phone(405) 273-2273
In what year did you retire from teaching?2010
How many years did you teach?46
Degrees Earned (start with most recent)

University of North Texas - Denton, TX - PhD: Conducting, Instrumental Pedagogy, Music Education - 1982
University of North Texas - Denton, TX - MME: Conducting, Instrumental - 1972
University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS - BME: Instrumental - 1965

Teaching Positions (start with the most recent)

1990-2010 - OBU, OK - Patterson Professor and Director of Bands
1982-1990 - Wayland Baptist University, TX - Professor and Director of Bands
1975-1982 - SEOSU, OK - Assistant Professor and Director of Bands
1971-1974 - Denton, TX - Elementary and JH Band
1968-1970 - Brazosport, TX - JH Band Director

Professional Education Associations

- National President
- Higher Ed Vice President 2005-2007
- Intercollegiate Band Chair 2001-2003
International Trombone Association Literature Reviewer

Personal Honors and Awards

Burton H. Patterson Professorship in Music, Oklahoma Baptist University - 2006
OkMEA Hall of Honor - 2017

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

Still conduct the OBU/Shawnee Community Orchestra for the 16th year. 2-3 concerts annually.
Maintains a private bass studio; teachers and coaches regular all-state trombonists and hornists.
Enjoys yard and garden work, international travel, grandkids, church choir and other activities.
Traveled as a trombonist to Cape Town South American and Cuba with the Metro Band on Music missions.
Conductor of the Oklahoma Baptist Symphony (statewide orchestra of the Baptist Convention).

Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President

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