Oklahoma Baptist University

Conchita Hansford

Director of Preparatory Department
Instructor of Music

Raley Chapel 143
405-585-4323

OBU Box 61254
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804

Biography

Active as a guest conductor and workshop leader for children’s choir festivals, Conchita Hansford has presented numerous workshops in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, including the Texas Baptist Church Music Conference at Baylor University on three occasions. As a children's music specialist, her workshops focus on the development of the child's singing voice and helping the uncertain singer, as well as teaching children's choir leadership sessions. Recently, she conducted the 1100-voice children’s choir for the Capital Association in Oklahoma City, which culminated with a performance in The Myriad Convention Center. Additionally, she has served as a clinician for the elementary division of the Oklahoma Music Educators In-Service Conference and has served on the faculty for Music Week at the Glorieta Baptist Encampment in Glorieta, New Mexico. The Shawnee Honor Choir, under her direction, was chosen as the select choir to perform at the Oklahoma Music Educators' Association Convention in 2004 and 1997. She also directs the Young Musician's Choir and is a member of the Sanctuary Choir at First Baptist Church in Shawnee. Mrs. Hansford has two daughters, Candace, a Baylor graduate who owns "Lasting Impressions," a gift shop and interior design studio in Shawnee, and Tamara Hamilton, an OBU graduate in early childhood education who resides in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband John and children Channing and Clark. Her husband, Dr. Jim Hansford, is professor of music and director of bands at OBU.

Education

B.M., Mississippi University for Women

M.E., Wayland Baptist University

Courses Taught

Director, Music Preparatory Department

Children’s Church Music Methods

MUED 3052: Music Methods (for elementary and early childhood education majors)

Memberships

Academic Memberships and Affiliations

Oklahoma Music Educators Association

Texas Music Educators Association

Oklahoma Music Teachers Association

Music Teachers National Association

National Guild of Piano Teachers

The National Federation of Music Clubs

American Kodaly Educators

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