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Descriptive Summary
Collection Description
Administrative Information
Related Materials and Subjects
Series Descriptions and Folder Listing
MTS-001 Carol McDowell, Elementary Music Specialist 2012 November 14
MTS-002 Benita Gladney, High school music teacher 2012 November 14
MTS-003 Charles Palella, Elementary Music Specialist 2012 November 16
MTS-004 Amy Fenton, Elementary Music Specialist 2012 November 16
MTS-005 Julie Scott, Elementary Music Specialist 2012 November 16
MTS-006 Karen Stafford, Elementary Music Specialist 2012 November 16
MTS-007 Robert Lawrence, High school band teacher 2012 January 4
MTS-008 Eunice Kang, Middle school orchestra teacher 2013 January 16
MTS-009 Mary Frances Early, High school band director 2013 January 18
MTS-010 Laura Stanley, High school band director 2013 January 19
MTS-011 Timothy Adams, Sr., Band teacher 2013 January 29
MTS-012 William Kilgore, Middle school band teacher 2013 February 18
MTS-013 Shelynn Scott, Middle school chorus teacher 2013 February 20
MTS-014 Jeffrey Rowser, High school band teacher 2013 February 25
MTS-015 Teresa Granger, Elementary Music Specialist 2013 February 28
MTS-016 Tiffany English, Elementary Music Specialist 2013 March 2
MTS-017 Hayley Gallagher, Elementary Music Specialist 2014 March 13
MTS-018 Tony Rucker, High school chorus teacher 2013 March 14
MTS-019 Katie Williams, High school chorus teacher 2013 March 20
MTS-020 Amy Clement, Middle school orchestra teacher 2013 May 5
MTS-021 Sarah Black, Middle school orchestra teacher 2013 May 13
MTS-022 Bo Na, Middle school orchestra teacher 2013 May
MTS-023 Jessica Lawson, Elementary Music Specialist 2013 June 7
MTS-024 Brenda Poss, High school chorus teacher 2013 June 26
MTS-025 Mary Land, Band teacher 2013 September 9
MTS-026 Bilhah Ayieko, High school music teacher 2013 December 4
MTS-027 Sara Womack, Elementary Music Specialist 2014 January 23
MTS-028 Phil Wilson, Elementary Music Specialist 2014 January 24
MTS-029 Vicki Portis, Elementary Music Specialist 2014 January 24
MTS-030 Holly Seales, Elementary Music Specialist 2014 January 24
MTS-031 Kelly Hollingsworth, Elementary Music Specialist 2014 January 24
MTS-032 Sharon August, Elementary Music Specialist 2014 January 24
MTS-033 Kristie Howze, Elementary Music Specialist 2014 January 24
MTS-034 Jane Shipley, Elementary Music Specialist 2014 January 25
MTS-035 Katie Rogers, High school band teacher 2014 January 31
MTS-036 Audrey Murphy, Middle school band teacher 2014 January 31
MTS-037 Erma Davis, Middle school orchestra teacher 2014 June 24
MTS-038 Judith Spears, High school chorus teacher 2014 July 15
MTS-039 Angela Baddock, High school orchestra teacher 2015 January 30
MTS-040 Carla Jackson 2017 January 27
MTS-041 Zandra Bell-McRoy 2017 January 27
MTS-042 Kevin Hays 2017 January 27
MTS-043 Chelsea Rhoades 2017 January 27
MTS-044 Joya Harris 2017 January 28
MTS-045 Luther Harris 2017 January 28
MTS-046 Scott Smith 2017 January 28
MTS-047 Angela McKee 2018 January 25
MTS-048 Richard McKee 2018 January 25
MTS-049 Kelly Mraz 2018 January 25
MTS-050 Marcy Simmons 2018 January 26
MTS-051 Victoria Knowles 2018 January 26
MTS-052 Megan Endicott 2018 January 26
MTS-053 Myra Rhoden 2018 January 27
MTS-054 Joshua Luke 2018 January 27
MTS-055 Jennifer Chambless 2018 January 27
MTS-056 Craig Hurley 2018 January 27
MTS-057 Mary McGowan 2019 January 24
MTS-058 Judith Beale 2019 January 24
MTS-059 Eric Williamson 2019 October 30
MTS-060 Tanya Chanphanitpornkit 2019 October 30
MTS-061 Laura Montanari 2019 October 30
MTS-062 Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford 2019 October 30
MTS-063 Julia West 2019 October 31
MTS-064 Vicky Orozco 2019 October 31
MTS-065 Daniel Brown 2019 October 31
MTS-066 Roland Ventura 2020 January 23
MTS-067 Carolyn Akridge 2020 January 23
MTS-068 Rosie Riquelme 2020 January 23
MTS-069 Ashley Whelchel 2020 January 23
MTS-070 Mandy Gunter 2020 January 24
MTS-071 Amanda Dodd 2020 January 24
MTS-072 Ariel Robins 2020 January 25
MTS-073 Krissi Davis 2020 January 25
MTS-074 Ashley Drake 2020 January 25
Music Teachers' Stories Collection

Music Teachers' Stories Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Music Teachers' Stories Collection
Creator: Legette, Roy
Inclusive Dates: 2012-2018
Language: English
Extent: 74 interview(s)
Collection Number: RBRL/417/MTS
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Collection Description

Historical note

Interviews were recorded starting in 2012 by Dr. Roy Legette, an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Georgia. Interviews were recorded in various places throughout Georgia and Alabama, including at the annual meetings of the Georgia Music Teachers Association conference and in teachers' classrooms.

Scope and Content

The interviews recorded by Dr. Roy Legette include personal perspectives of music teachers who represent a wide scope of experiences in various elementary, middle, and high schools settings. Listen to the full playlist of interviews on SoundCloud.


Administrative Information

Preferred citation

Music Teachers' Stories Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Information

Transfer media formats for this collection include WAV and MP3 files.

Copyright Information

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Russell staff, 2017.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Music.
Music education.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

MTS-001 Carol McDowell, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-002 Benita Gladney, High school music teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 21 minutes
MTS-002 Benita Gladney video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-003 Charles Palella, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 40 minutes
MTS-003 Charles Palella audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-004 Amy Fenton, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-005 Julie Scott, Elementary Music Specialist

Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-006 Karen Stafford, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-007 Robert Lawrence, High school band teacher

1 sound_recording(s)
MTS-007 Robert Lawrence video on Kaltura Access Online
MTS-007 Robert Lawrence audio on SoundCloud Access Online
 

MTS-008 Eunice Kang, Middle school orchestra teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 20 minutes
MTS-008 Eunice Kang video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-009 Mary Frances Early, High school band director

1 sound_recording(s) 35 minutes
MTS-009 Mary Frances Early video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-010 Laura Stanley, High school band director

1 sound_recording(s) 40 minutes
MTS-010 Laura Stanley video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-011 Timothy Adams, Sr., Band teacher

1 sound_recording(s)
Timothy Adams, Sr. is a retired music teacher who began working in Georgia schools in 1959. He discusses his career influences, his passion for teaching, and his mentorship of students.
MTS-011 Timothy Adams video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-012 William Kilgore, Middle school band teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 22 minutes
MTS-012 William Kilgore audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-013 Shelynn Scott, Middle school chorus teacher

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-014 Jeffrey Rowser, High school band teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 26 minutes
MTS-014 Jeffrey Rowser video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-015 Teresa Granger, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 17 minutes
MTS-015 Teresa Granger video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-016 Tiffany English, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 32 minutes
MTS-016 Tiffany English video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-017 Hayley Gallagher, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-018 Tony Rucker, High school chorus teacher

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-019 Katie Williams, High school chorus teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 26 minutes
MTS-019 Katie Williams audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-020 Amy Clement, Middle school orchestra teacher

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-021 Sarah Black, Middle school orchestra teacher

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
MTS-021 Sarah Black audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-022 Bo Na, Middle school orchestra teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 13 minutes
MTS-022 Bo Na audio on Kaltura Access Online
MTS-022 Bo Na audio on SoundCloud Access Online
MTS-022 Bo Na audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-023 Jessica Lawson, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 21 minutes
MTS-023 Jessica Lawson audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-024 Brenda Poss, High school chorus teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 39 minutes
MTS-024 Breda Poss video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-025 Mary Land, Band teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 34 minutes
MTS-025 Mary Land video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-026 Bilhah Ayieko, High school music teacher

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-027 Sara Womack, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 15 minutes
MTS-027 Sarah Womack audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-028 Phil Wilson, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 27 minutes
MTS-028 Phil Wilson video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-029 Vicki Portis, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 24 minutes
MTS-029 Vicki Portis audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-030 Holly Seales, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 28 minutes
MTS-030 Holly Seales audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-031 Kelly Hollingsworth, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 22 minutes
MTS-031 Kelly Hollingsworth audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-032 Sharon August, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 17 minutes
MTS-032 Sharon August audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-033 Kristie Howze, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-034 Jane Shipley, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s)
Access to item available through Reading Room only.
 

MTS-035 Katie Rogers, High school band teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 20 minutes
Katie Rogers is the Associate Band Director at Duluth High School in Duluth, Georgia. Rogers discusses her path to teaching and highlights specific moments of pride, challenge, and humor. She also discusses her teaching style, her role as both a mentee and mentor, and her professional growth.
MTS-035 Katie Rogers audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-036 Audrey Murphy, Middle school band teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 26 minutes
MTS-036 Audrey Murphy video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-037 Erma Davis, Middle school orchestra teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 21 minutes
MTS-037 Erma Davis audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-038 Judith Spears, High school chorus teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 32 minutes
MTS-038 Judith Spears audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-039 Angela Baddock, High school orchestra teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 23 minutes
MTS-039 Angela Baddock audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-040 Carla Jackson

1 sound_recording(s) 19 minutes
MTS-040 Carla Jackson audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-041 Zandra Bell-McRoy

1 sound_recording(s) 35 minutes
MTS-041 Zandra Bell-McRoy audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-042 Kevin Hays

1 sound_recording(s) 27 minutes
MTS-042 Kevin Hays audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-043 Chelsea Rhoades

1 sound_recording(s) 31 minutes
MTS-043 Chelsea Rhoades audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-044 Joya Harris

1 sound_recording(s) 30 minutes
MTS-044 Joya Harris audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-045 Luther Harris

1 sound_recording(s) 38 minutes
MTS-045 Luther Harris audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-046 Scott Smith

1 sound_recording(s) 23 minutes
MTS-046 Scott Smith audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-047 Angela McKee

1 sound_recording(s) 25 minutes
Angela McKee is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Kennesaw State University. In this interview, McKee discusses teaching elementary music classes in Rome, Georgia and Cartersville, Georgia. She also discusses student teaching and being a mentor for college students who are seeking careers in music education.
MTS-047 Angela McKee audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-048 Richard McKee

1 sound_recording(s) 19 minutes
Richard McKee is an Adjunct Instructor of Music Education at Kennesaw State University and teaches Music For Early And Middle Grades. McKee discusses teaching music in various school districts, including those in Rome and Acworth, Georgia. He also discusses his early career path, school demographics, and the challenges of working with school administrators.
MTS-048 Richard McKee audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-049 Kelly Mraz

1 sound_recording(s) 21 minutes
Kelly Mraz is a music teacher at Head Elementary School in Lilburn, Georgia. Mraz discusses her career path, her experiences in the classroom, and the importance of working for a school system that values music education. She also discusses the importance of professional development.
MTS-049 Kelly Mraz audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-050 Marcy Simmons

1 sound_recording(s) 24 minutes
Marcy Simmons is a music integrationist at Beecher Hills and West Manor Elementary Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Simmons discusses her career path, the highs and lows of her work, and her approach to motivating students.
MTS-050 Marcy Simons audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-051 Victoria Knowles

1 sound_recording(s) 31.5 minutes
Victoria Knowles is a Music Specialist at Cloverleaf Elementary School in Bartow County, Georgia. Knowles discusses her work environment, her teaching style, and how she motivates her students. She also talks about staying connected with the profession through conferences.
MTS-051 Victoria Knowles audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-052 Megan Endicott

1 sound_recording(s) 32 minutes
Megan Endicott is the general music teacher at Dolvin Elementary School in Johns Creek, Georgia. Endicott discusses the rewards of teaching music as students make discoveries, as well as the challenges of working with difficult administrators. She also addresses the importance of working in a school system that supports the arts.
MTS-052 Megan Endicott audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-053 Myra Rhoden

1 sound_recording(s) 34 minutes
Myra Rhoden is the Band Director and Fine Arts Department Chairperson at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Georgia. Dr. Rhoden discusses her career path, her proudest moments, and her approaches to teaching and mentorship. She also discusses the Athena Music and Leadership Camp, which she created as a camp for girls interested in becoming band directors and better musicians.
MTS-053 Myra Rhoden audio on Kaltura Access Online
MTS-053 Myra Rhoden audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-054 Joshua Luke

1 sound_recording(s) 19.5 minutes
Joshua Luke is an elementary school music teacher in Bogart, Georgia. In this interview, Luke discusses his childhood and education. Smith also explores the challenges and the joys of sharing his musicianship with elementary school students.
MTS-054 Joshua Luke audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-055 Jennifer Chambless

1 sound_recording(s) 16 minutes
Jennifer Chambless is an elementary school music teacher in Chattahoochee, Georgia. In this interview, Chambless discusses her late journey into becoming an educator. Smith also explores the challenges and the joys of teaching music to elementary school students.
MTS-055 Jennifer Chambless audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-056 Craig Hurley

1 sound_recording(s) 27 minutes
Craig Hurley is an elementary school music teacher in Cobb County, Georgia. In this interview, Hurley discusses his family's long history of educators. Smith also explores the challenges and the joys of teaching music to elementary school students.
MTS-056 Craig Hurley audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-057 Mary McGowan

1 sound_recording(s) 34 minutes
Mary McGowan is a music teacher at Adamson Middle School in Rex, Georgia. McGowan discusses her career path, her teaching style, why some choose to leave the profession, and shares some of her proudest moments.
MTS-057 Mary McGowan audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-058 Judith Beale

1 sound_recording(s) 31 minutes
Judith Beale is a Part-Time Music Instructor at Kennesaw State University who previously taught elementary music for 39 years. Beale discusses her years as a teacher, including the challenges and rewards that a music teacher faces. She also discusses funny moments, and her perspective on mentoring.
MTS-058 Judith Beale audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-059 Eric Williamson

1 sound_recording(s) 48 minutes
Eric Williamson is a music teacher at PS32 in Brooklyn, New York. Williamson discusses his experience as a music teacher early in his career. He talks about his challenges and proud moments, and what keeps teachers in the profession and what factors lead some teachers to quit.
MTS-059 Eric Williamson audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-060 Tanya Chanphanitpornkit

1 sound_recording(s) 49 minutes
Tanya Chanphanitpornkit is a high school orchestra teacher in Niagara, New York. Chanphanitpornkit discusses the diversity of her school, the challenges of teaching, and how she keeps her students engaged.
MTS-060 Tanya Chanphanitpornkit audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-061 Laura Montanari

1 sound_recording(s) 39 minutes
Laura Montanari is a music teacher at Growing Up Green Middle School in Long Island City, New York. Montanari describes her path to teaching, her proud moments and challenging moments, and mentoring.
MTS-061 Laura Montanari audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-062 Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford

1 sound_recording(s) 50 minutes
Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford is a music teacher at Harlem Village Academy East Elementary in New York, New York. Parms-Ford discusses her experience as a new teacher, working with K-3 students, the challenges of teaching vs. student teaching, and her hopes for the profession.
MTS-062 Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-063 Julia West

1 sound_recording(s) 38 minutes
Julia West is a music teacher in New York City. She discusses her experiences teaching in urban schools, both wealthy and low-income, in Dallas and New York. She talks about her path to teaching and the rewards and challenges of her work.
MTS-063 Julia West audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-064 Vicky Orozco

1 sound_recording(s) 35 minutes
Vicky Orozco is a music teacher at the South Bronx Classical Charter School in Bronx, New York. Orozco discusses her path to teaching, her successes and challenges, and her hopes for the profession.
MTS-064 Vicky Orozco audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-065 Daniel Brown

1 sound_recording(s) 48 minutes
Daniel Brown is a music teacher in Rye, New York. Brown discusses his career path, the importance of his teacher training, and the highs and lows he's experienced in the profession.
MTS-065 Daniel Brown audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-066 Roland Ventura

1 sound_recording(s) 43 minutes
MTS-066 Roland Ventura audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-067 Carolyn Akridge

1 sound_recording(s) 25 minutes
MTS-067 Carolyn Akridge audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-068 Rosie Riquelme

1 sound_recording(s) 31 minutes
MTS-068 Rosie Riquelme audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-069 Ashley Whelchel

1 sound_recording(s) 37 minutes
MTS-069 Ashley Whelchel audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-070 Mandy Gunter

1 sound_recording(s) 29 minutes
MTS-070 Mandy Gunter audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-071 Amanda Dodd

1 sound_recording(s) 49 minutes
MTS-071 Amanda Dodd audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-072 Ariel Robins

1 sound_recording(s) 19 minutes
MTS-072 Ariel Robins audio on Kaltura Access Online
MTS-072 Ariel Robins audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-073 Krissi Davis

1 sound_recording(s) 27 minutes
MTS-073 Krissi Davis audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-074 Ashley Drake

1 sound_recording(s) 27 minutes
MTS-074 Ashely Drake audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online