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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
MTS-075 Walter Allen, Sr. 2020 November 17
MTS-076 Jennifer Floyd 2022 February 16
MTS-077 Lori Schwartz Reichl 2022 April 6
MTS-078 Patrick Jackson 2022 April 16
MTS-079 Jennifer Compton Lambert 2022 April 19
MTS-080 Tonna Carbaugh-Dieter 2022 April 27
MTS-081 Anoa Green 2022 June 6
MTS-082 Jonathan Grantham 2022 June 9
MTS-083 Michael Tompkins 2022 June 9
MTS-084 Ryan Ross 2022 June 15
MTS-085 Nivek Anderson 2022 June 16
Music Teachers' Stories Collection

Music Teachers' Stories Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Music Teachers' Stories Collection
Creator: Legette, Roy
Inclusive Dates: 2012-
Language(s): English
Extent: 85 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 -- Instruction and study

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
Benita Gladney is a music teacher in Chicago, Illinois. Gladney describes her path to teaching, her early experiences, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. She describes proud moments, her teaching style, and experience in mentorship.
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
Charles Palella is an elementary school music teacher in New York. Palella discusses why he became a teacher, his early teaching experiences, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. He describes his teaching style and experience in mentorship.
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)
Robert Lawrence has worked as a music teacher at Clarke Central High School for many years. Despite originally majoring in marine biology at Troy University, Lawrence has found joy in the teaching profession throughout his years. In this interview, Lawrence talks about the highlights of his career, challenges, and the many inspirations behind his teaching method. Nearing the end of the interview, Lawrence shares stories about his most inspirational students.
MTS-007 Robert Lawrence audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-008 Eunice Kang, Middle school orchestra teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 20 minutes
Eunice Kang is an orchestra director at Clarke Central High School and Clarke Middle School in Athens, Georgia. Eunice Kang discusses her path to teaching, what keeps her in the profession, and what factors lead some teachers to leave. She describes a hopeful moment, how she motivates her students, and learning from them.
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
Mary Frances Early is a music teacher in Georgia and was the first African American to graduate from the University of Georgia. Early discusses her path to teaching, her early teaching experiences, why she stayed in the profession for so long, and what factors lead some teachers to leave. She also describes challenging and rewarding moments and speaks about mentorship.
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
Laura Stanley is a band director at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia. Stanley discusses why she became a teacher, the rewards and challenges of teaching, and hopeful moments. She also talks about motivating her students and mentorship.
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
William Kilgore is a band director at West Jackson Middle School in Jefferson, Georgia. Kilgore discusses his path to teaching, administration obligations, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. He describes his teaching style, how he motivates students, and how he learns from them.
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
Jeffrey Rowser is a band director at Morgan County High School in Madison, Georgia. Rowser discusses why he became a teacher, his music education, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. He describes music as a positive outlet for students, former teachers he learned from, and how he motivates students.
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
Teresa Granger is a music teacher at Rocky Branch Elementary School in Bogart, Georgia. Granger discusses her path to teaching, her early teaching experiences, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. She describes hopeful and funny moments, her teaching style, and her experience in mentorship.
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
Tiffany English is a music teacher at Sugar Hill Elementary School in Sugar Hill, Georgia. English discusses why she became a teacher, what keeps her in the profession, and what factors lead some teachers to leave. She describes funny moments, how she motivates her students, and networking with other teachers.
MTS-016 Tiffany English video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-017 Hayley Gallagher, Elementary Music Specialist

1 sound_recording(s) 22 minutes
MTS-017 Hayley Gallagher audio on Kaltura Access Online
Hayley Gallagher, now Hayley Atha, is an elementary music specialist and has been teaching in the Jackson County Schools for 14 years. She was selected as Teacher of the Year for her school for the 2021-2022 school year.
 

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
Katie Williams is a choral director at Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, Georgia. Williams discusses her path to teaching, her music education, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. She also describes her teaching style, learning from other teachers, and motivating her students.
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) 18 minutes
Sarah Black is an orchestra teacher at North Gwinnett Middle School in Sugar Hill, Georgia. Black discusses her path to teaching, her music education, and the challenges and rewards of teaching. She also talks about how she motivates students and how she is inspired by their perseverance.
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
Bo Na is an orchestra teacher at North Gwinnett Middle School in Sugar Hill, Georgia. Na discusses her path to teaching, challenging and rewarding moments, and her teaching style. She also talks about influential teachers and motivating her students.
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
Jessica Lawson is a music teacher at Northport Elementary School in Northport, Alabama. Lawson discusses her path to teaching, challenging moments, hopeful moments, and her teaching approach. She also talks about motivating her students by challenging them and mentoring.
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
Brenda Poss is a music teacher in Athens, Georgia. Poss discusses her path to teaching, her early teaching experiences, what keeps her in the profession, and what factors lead some teachers to leave. She also describes her favorite moments and her teaching style.
MTS-024 Breda Poss video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-025 Mary Land, Band teacher

1 sound_recording(s) 34 minutes
Mary Land is a Professor of Music at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia. Land discusses why she became a teacher, why she moved from teaching middle school to teaching music education in college, and what factors lead some teachers to quit. She also describes the rewards and challenges of teaching and valuable lessons she learned from mentors and her students.
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
Sara Womack is a music specialist at Greystone Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama and the president of the Alabama Music Educators Association. Dr. Womack discusses her path to teaching, what keeps her in the profession, and what factors lead some teachers to quit. She also describes her teaching style and speaks about professional development.
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
Phil Wilson is a music teacher at Ogletree Elementary School in Auburn, Alabama. Wilson discusses his early teaching experiences, the rewards and challenges of teaching, and his teaching approach. He also discusses professional development and mentorship.
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
Vicki Portis is a music specialist at Bluff Park Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama. Portis discusses her path to teaching, what keeps her in the profession, and what factors lead some teachers to quit. She describes funny moments and talks about motivating her students.
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
Holly Seales is a music specialist at Rehobeth Elementary School in Dothan, Alabama. Seales discusses her path to teaching, the rewards and challenges of teaching, and making her class a comfortable experience for students. She also talks about technological advances in music and mentorship.
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
Kelly Hollingsworth is a music specialist at Cary Woods Elementary School in Auburn, Alabama. Hollingsworth discusses her path to teaching, the curriculum, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. She also recalls funny moments and talks about how she motivates her students.
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
Sharon August is a music specialist at Vestavia Hills Elementary Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. August discusses her path to teaching music, the rewards and challenges of teaching, and the Alabama Music Educators Association, She also talks about motivating her students with positive reinforcement, collaborating with her colleagues, and mentoring.
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
Audrey Murphy is a band director at Hopewell Middle School in Milton, Georgia. Murphy discusses her path to teaching music, the requirements, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. She also talks about proud moments and the importance of attending conferences and workshops.
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
Erma Davis is a music teacher at Snellville Middle School in Snellville, Georgia. Davis discusses her early teaching experiences, the rewards and challenges of teaching, and how she overcame those challenges. She talks about her teaching approaches, how she motivates her students, and mentoring.
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
Judith Spears is a retired choral music teacher at Dacula High School in Dacula, Georgia. Spears discusses her music education, her path to teaching, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. She talks about having her son as a student and also provides advice for young teachers.
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
Angela Baddock is an orchestra director at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia. Baddock discusses her path to teaching music and the rewards and challenges of teaching. She also talks about making connections with students and other teachers.
MTS-039 Angela Baddock audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-040 Carla Jackson

1 sound_recording(s) 19 minutes
Carla Jackson is a music teacher at Roopville Elementary School in Roopville, Georgia. Jackson discusses why she became a teacher, the importance of connecting with students, and her approaches to teaching. She also describes the rewards and challenges of teaching and how she motivates students.
MTS-040 Carla Jackson audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-041 Zandra Bell-McRoy

1 sound_recording(s) 35 minutes
Zandra Bell-McRoy is a band director at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Bell-McRoy discusses the demographics of the school, the school's band program, and her path to teaching music. She also talks about her teacher training, why she stayed in the profession, and receiving gratitude and appreciation from her students.
MTS-041 Zandra Bell-McRoy audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-042 Kevin Hays

1 sound_recording(s) 27 minutes
Kevin Hays is a music teacher at South Hart Elementary School in Hartwell, Georgia. Hays discusses why he became a music teacher, why some teachers quit, and proud moments. He also describes his influences and how he motivates his students with pop music.
MTS-042 Kevin Hays audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-043 Chelsea Rhoades

1 sound_recording(s) 31 minutes
Chelsea Rhoades is a choral director at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia. Rhoades discusses the demographics of the school, her path to teaching, and the highs and lows she's experienced in the profession. She talks about how she motivates her students and her mentoring experiences.
MTS-043 Chelsea Rhoades audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-044 Joya Harris

1 sound_recording(s) 30 minutes
Joya Harris is a music teacher at Alcova Elementary School in Dacula, Georgia. Harris discusses her path to teaching, the importance of connecting with students, and the rewards and challenges of teaching. She describes music as an outlet for students and the different approaches to teaching to avoid burnout.
MTS-044 Joya Harris audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-045 Luther Harris

1 sound_recording(s) 38 minutes
Luther Harris is a music teacher at Buford Middle School in Buford, Georgia. Harris discusses the demographics of the school, his workload, and his path to teaching. He also talks about rewards and challenges of teaching and recalls proud and inspirational moments.
MTS-045 Luther Harris audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-046 Scott Smith

1 sound_recording(s) 23 minutes
Scott Smith is a music teacher at Central Middle School in Carrollton, Georgia. Smith discusses his teacher training, why he stayed in the profession, and why some teachers have left teaching. He talks about his successes and challenges and ways he motivates himself and his students.
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
Roland Ventura is a band instructor at Pinckneyville Middle School in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Ventura discusses his path to teaching, the work environment, and his passion for teaching. He also recalls challenges and proud moments he's experienced in the profession.
MTS-066 Roland Ventura audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-067 Carolyn Akridge

1 sound_recording(s) 25 minutes
Carolyn Akridge is a music specialist at Ivy Creek Elementary School in Buford, Georgia. Akridge discusses the demographic of the school and how she became a teacher. She also discusses her proud moments, personal challenges, and how she and the administration try to overcome those challenges.
MTS-067 Carolyn Akridge audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-068 Rosie Riquelme

1 sound_recording(s) 31 minutes
Rosie Riquelme is a Director of Orchestras at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia. Riquelme discusses the diversity of the school, her approach to teaching, and the challenges she experienced. She also talks about her favorite moments and how she motivates her students with compassion and encouragement.
MTS-068 Rosie Riquelme audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-069 Ashley Whelchel

1 sound_recording(s) 37 minutes
Ashley Whelchel is a chorus, band, and musical theater teacher at North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia. Dr. Whelchel discusses her path to teaching, the demographics of the school, and the rewards and challenges of teaching.
MTS-069 Ashley Whelchel audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-070 Mandy Gunter

1 sound_recording(s) 29 minutes
Mandy Gunter is a music specialist at Burnette Elementary School in Suwanee, Georgia. Gunter discusses the diversity of the school, why she became a teacher, and what keeps teachers in the profession as well as what factors lead some teachers to quit. She also talks about memorable moments and mentoring.
MTS-070 Mandy Gunter audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-071 Amanda Dodd

1 sound_recording(s) 49 minutes
Amanda Dodd is a music specialist at Lovin Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Dodd discusses the demographics of the school, her path to teaching, challenging moments, and the rewards of teaching. She also recalls her funniest moments and talks about mentoring.
MTS-071 Amanda Dodd audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-072 Ariel Robins

1 sound_recording(s) 19 minutes
Ariel Robins is a music specialist at Findley Oaks Elementary School in Johns Creek, Georgia. Robins discusses the demographics of the school, her path to teaching, and the difference between teaching in elementary and high school. She also talks about the challenges she experienced and how she overcame those challenges.
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
Krissi Davis is an orchestra director at Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia. Davis discusses the demographics of the school, why she became a teacher, and why some teachers quit. She also describes her motivations and pride in seeing students overcome challenges.
MTS-073 Krissi Davis audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-074 Ashley Drake

1 sound_recording(s) 27 minutes
Ashley Drake is a guitar teacher at Duluth Middle School in Duluth, Georgia. Drake discusses the demographics of the school, her path to becoming a guitar teacher, and the challenges and rewards to teaching. She also talks about influences and support she receives from other teachers.
MTS-074 Ashley Drake audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
 

MTS-075 Walter Allen, Sr.

1 moving_image(s) 54 minutes
Remote interview
MTS-075 Walter Allen, Sr. video on Kaltura Access Online
 

MTS-076 Jennifer Floyd

1 moving_image(s) 43 minutes
Remote interview
Jennifer Floyd was a high school orchestra teacher in Georgia for 16 years. She taught at Lovejoy High School in Clayton County, Brookwood High School in Gwinnett County, and McEachern High School in Cobb County.
MTS-076 Jennifer Floyd video on Kaltura Access Online
 

MTS-077 Lori Schwartz Reichl

1 interview(s) 51 minutes
Remote interview.
Lori Schwartz Reichl has been a public school music educator for 15 years. She has successfully led middle school band programs in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
 

MTS-078 Patrick Jackson

1 interview(s) 74 minutes
Remote interview.
Mr. Jackson is a retired Orchestra Teacher from the Kirkwood School District in Kirkwood, Missouri, after having taught there for 30 years. He currently teaches strings part time in the same school district.
MTS-078 Patrick Jackson video on Kaltura Access Online
 

MTS-079 Jennifer Compton Lambert

1 interview(s) 39 minutes
Remote interview.
Dr. Jennifer Compton Lambert is a high school band director in the Fulton County Georgia School District.
MTS-079 Jennifer Compton Lambert video on Kaltura Access Online
 

MTS-080 Tonna Carbaugh-Dieter

1 interview(s) 19 minutes
Remote interview.
Tonna Carbaugh-Dieter is a high school orchestra director in the Twin Valley School District in Elverson, Pennsylvania.
MTS-080 Tonna Carbaugh-Dieter video on Kaltura Access Online
 

MTS-081 Anoa Green

1 interview(s) 34 minutes
Remote interview.
Anoa Green is Director of Wind Studies at the Baltimore School for the Arts in the Baltimore, Maryland City School District.
MTS-081 Anoa Green video on Kaltura Access Online
 

MTS-082 Jonathan Grantham

1 interview(s) 38 minutes
Remote interview.
Jonathan Grantham is a high school band director at Amador High School in the Pleasanton Unified School District in Pleasanton, California.
MTS-082 Jonathan Grantham video on Kaltura Access Online
 

MTS-083 Michael Tompkins

1 interview(s) 44 minutes
Remote interview.
Michael Tompkins is a middle school orchestra director at Hightower trail Middle School in Marietta, Georgia.
MTS-083 Michael Tompkins video on Kaltura Access Online
 

MTS-084 Ryan Ross

1 interview(s) 47 minutes
Remote interview.
Ryan Ross is a high school orchestra director at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas.
MTS-084 Ryan Ross video on Kaltura Access Online
 

MTS-085 Nivek Anderson

1 interview(s) 79 minutes
Remote interview.
Nivek Anderson is a high school orchestra director at Pebblebrook High School in Mapleton, Georgia.
MTS-085 Nivek Anderson video on Kaltura Access Online