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Here's some information for the spring of 2020!
Clinician Christina Wilson-Smith
Christina Wilson-Smith graduated from William Woods University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal Music Education. Her graduate work was done at Phillips Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree. Christy has taught K-12 throughout her 35 years of being a music educator. While at Willard High School her choirs performed twice in New York at Carnegie Hall. They were also awarded consecutive 1 rating at both district and state competitions. She moved to St. Louis in 1998 where she taught elementary music in the Ferguson/Florissant School district and is currently teaching Middle School in Wentzville School District. Under her direction the Wentzville choir's have received 42 first place/l ratings and 7 Esprit de Corp wins from Music in the Parks competitions in the past 9 years. Christy has been named to Who's Who among American Teachers, and Who's Who among American Women. She has also been named Teacher of the Year from Willard, Ferguson/Florissant, Warrenton, Wentzville and Wentzville VFW outstanding educator. Christy has been guest conductor for Honor choirs in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. She is a proud member of Nafme, MMEA, ACDA, MSTA where she has held state offices. Christy would like to thank you for the opportunity to work with such amazing choirs and truly believes in the power of music. "I have seen music change the lives of students and that makes me driven to be the best teacher I can be." Christy lives in St. Peters with her husband Charlie. Together they have five grown children and their kitty Tabitha. Christy is a proud Cancer survivor and believes in living every day to the fullest.
Pie Jesu by Mary Lynn Lightfoot. Heritage Music Press. Two-Part, J.W. Pepper
Why We Sing by Greg Gilpin. Shawnee Music Press. Two-Part, J.W. Pepper
Yonder Come Day arr. Judith Cook Tucker. World Music Press. SSA, J.W. Pepper
Count on Me arr. Janet Day. Hal Leonard Corporation. Two-Part, J.W. Pepper
The Glory Train Gene Grier and Lowell Everson. Heritage Music Press. Two-Part, J.W. Pepper
Clinician Tammy Spratley
Tammy Spratley is in her fourth year of teaching music at Horace Mann Elementary in the Sedalia 200 district. She serves as the woodwind clinician for the Tiger Pride Marching Band at Smith-Cotton HIgh School in the summers, and regularly plays principal oboe for the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously, she served as K-5 elementary music teacher at Eureka Elementary in the Rockwood District and the K-8 vocal and instrumental music teacher at Glenwood R-8 in West Plains, MO, where she was also the director of the West Plains Youth Symphony.
Tammy earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree in K-12 vocal and instrumental music at UCM, and her Master of Music Degree in oboe from Michigan State University. In 2019, she completed her certification in Orff Schulwerk at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She resides in Sedalia with her husband Doug, and her sons Jared and Morgan.
Kusimama (Stand Tall) by Jim Papoulis. Boosey and Hawkes, pub. Two part, J.W. Pepper #10296741 $2.15
Sarasponda by Ruth Boshkoff. Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Two part, J.W. Pepper #3265188 $2.05
I Am by Melanie Horne. Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Two part, J.W. Pepper #10457611
Banjo Sam by Jay Broeker, arr. Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Two part, J.W. Pepper #10300887 $2.20
Bring Me Little Water, Silvy arr. Moira Smiley. Available for instant print from moirasmiley.com. Please select the SSA Trio in Eb, and learn only the Soprano 1 part. $1.95. Do not use the body percussion part provided--it is extremely difficult. I will send an adapted version.