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Music educator

David Larry McSpadden, music educator. Certified lifetime teaching Arkansas and Missouri. Named to, Missouri Music Educators Hall of Fame, 2005; recipient Outstanding Young Educator, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1970, Excellence award, Missouri Governor, 1998. Member of College Music Society, American Choral Directors Association, American Educators National Conference.

Background

McSpadden, David Larry was born on August 12, 1940 in Little Rock. Son of David Emmitt and Euna E. McSpadden.

Education

BME, Henderson State University, Arkansas, 1962. Master of Education, University Missouri, 1970.

Career

Director vocal music Gideon (Missouri) High School, 1962—1965, Farmington (Missouri) High School, 1965—1970. Director music Memorial United Methodist Church, 1966—1970. Director choral activities Culver-Stockton College, Canton, since 1970.

Director music Immanuel Methodist Church, 1974—1977. Choir master St. John's Episcopal Church, Quincy, Illinois, 1977—1997. Coordinator music Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri, 1981—2004, chair, division fine arts, 2004—2006, professor emeritus, 2006.

Vocal vice president Southeast Missouri Music Educators, 1968—1970, Missouri Music Educators Association, 1972—1974. District director American Choral Directors Association, 1977—1979.

Achievements

  • Certified lifetime teaching Arkansas and Missouri.

Membership

Member of College Music Society, American Choral Directors Association, American Educators National Conference.

Connections

Married Anda Zirnitis, May 6, 1989. Children: David, Ryan.

father:
David Emmitt

mother:
Euna E. McSpadden

spouse:
Anda Zirnitis

child:
David McSpadden

child:
Ryan McSpadden