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Bernice Jean Isham Edit Profile

educator , musician

Bernice Jean Isham, musician, educator. Recipient Community Services award Masons, 1974. Member of National Association Teachers of Singing, Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors, Music Association California Community Colleges (state secretary 1970-1972, Second vice president 1972-1974), Delta Kappa Gamma.

Background

Isham, Bernice Jean was born on March 30, 1929 in Salem, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Earl and Tillie Charlotte (Kildahl) Isham.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Willamette University, 1950. Master of Music, University Oregon, 1957. DMA, University Oregon, 1976.

Career

Teacher music Taft (Oregon) High School and Elementary School, 1950—1956, Beaverton (Oregon) High School, 1956—1959, Elmhurst Junior High School, Oakland, California, 1959—1960. Instructor music West Hills Community College, Coalinga, 1960—1984, conductor, church choir director, director opera workshop. Director annual Christmas madrigal feast.

Music director St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church Choir, since 1991. Part-time music instructor Oregon Coast Community College. Musician, various community organizations.

Membership

Member of National Association Teachers of Singing, Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors, Music Association California Community Colleges (state secretary 1970-1972, Second vice president 1972-1974), Delta Kappa Gamma.