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Mary Turner


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About Me

Educational History:

  • Mississippi College, Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Vocal Performance), 1998.
  • Colorado State University, Master’s Degree in Music Education with emphasis in Conducting, 2014.

Degrees and Certifications:

Certified by Texas Education Agency in Vocal Music, K-12.

Certified by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Music, Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood.

Professional Development:

  • Have been invited to speak as a clinician at state chapter conferences for National Association for Music Educators in Idaho, Hawaii, Illinois, Arkansas, Iowa, Florida, Delaware, Louisiana, and West Virginia, as well as at the Texas Music Educators Association convention.
  • Have been interviewed three times for articles published in National Association for Music Educators journal, Teaching Music.
  • Have judged auditions for All-State Honor Choir for the Louisiana chapter of American Choral Directors’ Association.
  • Have conducted rehearsals for All-Parish Honor Choirs in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Family Information:

My husband, Dr. Chris Turner, is a voice professor in the music department at Stephen F. Austin University.  (Go Lumberjacks!)  We have two cats who seem to believe that we are their parents. 

Personal Information:

I love to ride horses Western style and am currently on a drill riding team with Roselake Ranch in Garrison.  I’ve recently been promoted from the novice to the intermediate team. My goal is to work my way up to the advanced team!

I also like to read, especially fiction.  I’m always appreciative of good book recommendations.  I am a complete Tolkien/Lord of the Rings nerd.

I’m fascinated by nature.  I once seriously considered changing my college major from music to biology, with thoughts of becoming an entomologist or a herpetologist.  I also minored in Italian language and have been to Italy twice; I hope to go back again some day soon.

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