Angela Farris

Vocal and Piano (Fully Booked at the moment) {Available - Sunday, Monday}

Angela holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Angelo State University in Texas and a Masters of Music Education from Southwestern Oklahoma University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She has played the piano for 35 years and has sung all her life. She began teaching piano at the age of 16.
During Angela’s undergraduate years she studied piano and voice at ASU. She also accompanied choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists. She sang in opera workshops and accompanied opera scenes. Her first teaching position was teaching choir in Keller ISD in Texas. During her graduate studies she studied voice privately with Dr. Robin Griffeath. Angela also studied piano and harpsichord privately with the late Dr. Dennis Widen. She was a vocal coach for Dr. Robin and Dr. Kristin Griffeath’s vocal studios.

Angela has spent many years accompanying choirs, chamber ensembles, vocalists, and instrumentalists. She has played the piano, harpsichord, and organ for these performances. She has also served as rehearsal accompanist for major vocal works. As well as accompanying major ensembles, Angela has also sung in chamber ensembles, various choirs, and major work ensembles.

Since the age of 18, Angela has been a professional church musician throughout Texas and Oklahoma. She has led children, youth, and adult choirs. She has been an accompanist on both piano and organ. Angela was the director of music for seven years at a First Presbyterian Church in Elk City, OK.

Angela lives in Bethany with her husband and three children.

Education: Master of Music Education 2010-2013 Southwestern Oklahoma State Weatherford, OK

Choral education 1994-1998 Angelo State University San Angelo, TX B.S. Education; early childhood with music specialization.

Certification Texas 1-8 general, 1-8 music, 4-8 math, 4-8 reading; Oklahoma (standard) 1-8 general; 5-8 mid-level English; 6-12 intermediate math; 5-8 mid-level math for high school credit

Work Experience:

Teacher: 2015 – present Mustang North Middle Mustang, OK

Teach Introduction to Algebra and Geometry
Sponsor community service organization ROLO/fundraise for organization, charities, and school
Relay for Life Coordinator/fundraise and coordinate activities in the school and community
Received grants for one school project, awarded MidFirst teacher/sponsor for a first place winning essay student

2013- 2015 Canton Elementary Canton, OK

Teach first and second grade/fundraise for 2nd grade program
Teach music to second grade
Received grants for two school projects

Director of Music; Coordinator of Family Ministries 2007-2014 First Presbyterian Church Elk City, OK

Oversee music program of the church; manage music team Accompany as needed; play hymns during worship; Work with children and youth music Coordinate children, youth, and adult activities/fundraisers
Maintain choral and youth budget
Create advertisements online and hand outs; created and maintains website
Communication through weekly emails, Facebook, and other electronics
Created and managed college scholarship program for musicians/fundraised for the program

Substitute Librarian & Story time coordinator/volunteer 2011-2012 Western Plains Library System Clinton, OK

Created AR program preK-6th grade; worked with school and library to maintain program
Volunteer summer reading program preK-8th grade

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