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Mary Turner's Profile

Name:

Mary Turner

Choir Director and Piano Class

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Contact Info:

Work Phone:

19368759284

Conference Times:

Varies; please contact by e-mail for appointment.

About Me

Educational History:

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

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, West Virginia, Maine, and Nevada, 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 (by invitation only) for All-State Honor Choir for the Louisiana chapter of American Choral Directors’ Association.

Current Position:

I began teaching music at Hudson ISD in 2016.  I currently teach middle school choir and high school choir and piano class.

Previous Position:

I began teaching vocal music full-time in 2001.  I have taught grades 2-12, as well as teaching private voice lessons to adults.  I have taught in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

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 on a drill riding team which competes around the state.  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 3 times; I hope to go back again soon.

Contact Mary Turner

School Phone:
19368759284
Conference Time:
Varies; please contact by e-mail for appointment.

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