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John F. Gerdes

John F. Gerdes, musicologist, director. Certified in instrumental music Missouri, 1999. Music leader Webster Groves Christian Church, Glendale, Missouri, 2001, elder, 2009; Member of Missouri Music Educators Association.

Background

  • Gerdes, John F. was born on July 21, 1961 in Carbondale, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Jerrie Gerdes.

  • Education

    • Master of Music in Theory and Composition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1987.

    Career

    • Band director St. Roch School, St. Louis, 1998—2001, St. Louis Public Schools, since 1999. Adjunct education faculty Fontbonne University, St. Louis, 2000—2004. Adjunct music faculty Maryville University, St. Louis, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in instrumental music Missouri, 1999.

    Works

    • Composer: (band composition) The Heir to Anubis, Ukrainian Gentlemen in Coventry, The Mountain Guide, What's With This Manger?.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Liberals

    Membership

    Music leader Webster Groves Christian Church, Glendale, Missouri, 2001, elder, 2009. Member of Missouri Music Educators Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, reading, films, running, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Lea Naeger; children: Rebecca, Alexander, Josephine.
    • father: John Gerdes
    • mother: Jerrie Gerdes
    • spouse: Lea Naeger
    • children: Rebecca Gerdes
    • Alexander Gerdes
    • Josephine Gerdes
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    Born July 21, 1961
    (age 56)
    Nationality
    • 1987
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1998 - 2001
      Band director, St. Roch School
    • 1999
      Band director, St. Roch School