OkMEA Retired Music Teacher Directory

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Retired Teacher NameCharles W. Chapman
ChildrenSara and Jennifer
AddressPO Box 1070
Wagoner, OK 74477
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Phone(918) 485-1943
In what year did you retire from teaching?2004
How many years did you teach?45
Degrees Earned (start with most recent)

University of Texas - Austin, TX - PhD: Music - 1971

Other Training Institutions (certifications, etc.)

University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK

Teaching Positions (start with the most recent)

1962-2004 - Southwestern State University, OK - Professor of Music

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

Choral performance at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
Many OMEA performances
ACDA SW Region Conference

Professional Education Associations

- President of Southwestern Division, MENC (seven-state division) - 1987-1989
- Chair of the National Council of State Editors

- Editor of Oklahoma School Music News (1992-present)
- President 1981-1983
- Vice President for Higher Education 1985-1987
- COMEA Advisor 1983-1984

- Treasurer for the Southwestern Division 2005-2006

- President 1980-1982

Alliance for Arts Education
- Oklahoma Chair 1982-1985

- District Governor for Oklahoma 1991-1994
- Governor of Texoma Region (Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico) 1995-1999

American Guild of Organists

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
- Governor for Province VIII 1979-1981

Personal Honors and Awards

1974 - SW Chapter of OEA Teacher of the Year
1980 - Distinguished Professor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University
1981 - OCDA Director of Distinction
1992 - OSSAA Outstanding Oklahoma Music Educator
1995 - OMEA Hall of Fame
2000 - SWOSU Department of Music Distinguished Service Award
2001 - Oklahoma Arts Council State of Oklahoma Governor's Award, Arts in Education
2005 - OCDA Lifetime Achievement (the first such award)

Military Experience: ROTC Band - 2 Years

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

Editor of Oklahoma Music
Docent Intern Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa
Substitute organist in the Tulsa area
Contest judge

Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President

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Oklahoma City, OK 73132
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