OkMEA Retired Music Teacher Directory

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Retired Teacher NameMarilyn (Gassei/Chapman) Carver
ChildrenJoan, David, Michael, Steven, and Richard
Address3416 S. 85th E Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74145
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Phone(918) 627-6967
In what year did you retire from teaching?2003
How many years did you teach?50
Degrees Earned (start with most recent)

University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK - DMA: Choral Conducting - 1994
University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK - MM: Vocal Performance - 1973
Tulsa University - Tulsa, OK - BM: Vocal Performance - 1955

Other Training Institutions (certifications, etc.)

Boris Goldovsky Opera Workshop - Ohio State University - 1968
Tulsa Opera Chorus Member & Comprimario Roles - 1965-1982

Teaching Positions (start with the most recent)

2003-2004 - University of Tulsa, OK - Interim Choir Director
2003-2005 - Oral Roberts University, OK - Applied Voice
1981-1986 - Oral Roberts University, OK - Applied Voice
1981-2005 - Oral Roberts University, OK - Voice Class
1981-1985 - Tulsa Community College, OK - Voice Class
1983-1984 - Oologah JH/HS, OK - Choirs, General Music
1978-1982 - East Central HS, OK - Women's Chorus, Mixed Choirs, Theory, Voice Class
1968-1978 - Hale HS, OK - Women's Chorus, Mixed Choirs, Theory, Music Appreciation
1965-1968 - Nimitz JH, OK - Glee Clubs, General Music
1955-1960 - JH/HS Henryetta, OK - Glee Clubs, Choir, General Music

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

The Best of the Best
Oral Roberts University Chorale Performance at OMEA in 2003
Numerous superior ratings for choirs and solos at Hale HS and East Central HS

Professional Education Associations

ACDA/OCDA - lifetime member (Secretary/Treasurer - 1988-2001)
MENC/OMEA - member since 1955
NATS - member since 1990
Chorus America - member since 2005

Personal Honors and Awards

1975 - Soprano Representative of Oklahoma to ACDA Bicentennial Celebration at Interlochen
1990 - Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarship for Graduate Study in Choral Conducting
1996 - OMEA Distinguished Service Award
2000 - OCDA Director of Distinction

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

Founder/Director of a new Community Choir known as The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Tulsa (founded in 2005)
Assistant Conductor of Chancel Choir at Boston Avenue UMC
Conductor of Cantabile, a Women's Ensemble at Boston Avenue
Teach voice in my home
Mentor and carpool my grandsons
Choral clincian
SAI Tulsa Alumnae Treasurer (2001-2005, 2006 to present)

Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President

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