Log In

Barbara Emilie Swaby Edit Profile

Music educator

Barbara Emilie Swaby, music educator. Certified teacher Montana, 1970. Organist various places, Great Falls, Montana, since 1970; choir director Peace Lutheran Church, 1973—1985, First Congressional Church and Christ United Methodist Church, Great Falls, since 2004; Member of American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Association Teachers Singing.

Background

Swaby, Barbara Emilie was born on March 23, 1948 in Anchorage. Daughter of Elmer Frank and Emilie Barbara (Willie) Senkbeil.

Education

Bachelor in Music Education, Concordia College, Moorehead, Minnesota, 1970.

Career

Middle school music teacher School District #1, Great Falls, Montana, 1970—1975, elementary music teacher, 1975—1976, voice teacher private voice studio, since 1976, High School choir teacher, 1979—1984, since 1993. String bass player Great Falls Symphony, since 1970. Soprano Great Falls Symphonic Choir, since 1970.

Soloist Great Falls Recital Series, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher Montana, 1970.

Membership

Organist various places, Great Falls, Montana, since 1970. Choir director Peace Lutheran Church, 1973—1985, First Congressional Church and Christ United Methodist Church, Great Falls, since 2004. Member of American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Association Teachers Singing.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sewing, knitting, crocheting, doll making.

Connections

Married Gordon George Swaby, June 16, 1973. 1 child Meredeth Andrea.

father:
Elmer Frank Senkbeil

mother:
Emilie Barbara (Willie) Senkbeil

spouse:
Gordon George Swaby

child:
Meredeth Andrea Swaby