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Doris Anne Marley Laird Edit Profile

musician , Humanities educator

Doris Anne Marley Laird, humanities educator, musician. Achievements include subject of article Self Magazine, 2004. Named subject of article, Glamour magazine, 2001, Self magazine, 2003; recipient National Endowment of the Humanities award, Cornell University, 1988, Distinguished Alumna award, Converse College, 2001; scholar Phi Sigma Tau, 1960.

Background

Laird, Doris Anne Marley was born on January 15, 1931 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Eugene Harris and Coleen (Bethea) Marley.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina., 1951. Opera certified New England Conservatory, Boston, 1956. Master of Music, Boston University, 1956.

Doctor of Philosophy, Fla.State U., 1980. Leading soprano roles South Carolina. Opera Company, Columbia, 1951-1953, Plymouth Rock Center of Music and Art, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1953-1956.

Soprano Pro Musica, Boston, 1956, New England Opera Company, Boston, 1956. Instructor Stratford College, Danville, Virginia, 1956-1958, School Music Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1958-1960, department humanities, 1960-1968. Assistant professor Florida Agricultural and Mechanical U., Tallahassee, 1979-1989, associate professor, 1990.

Visiting scholar Cornell Univercity, 1988.

Career

Leading soprano roles South Carolina Opera Company, Columbia, 1951-1953, Plymouth Rock Center of Music and Art, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1953-1956. Soprano Pro Musica, Boston, 1956, New England Opera Company, Boston, 1956. Instructor Stratford College, Danville, Virginia, 1956-1958, School Music Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1958-1960, department humanities, 1960-1968.

Teacher Florida State University, 1973-1979. Assistant professor Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, 1979-1989, associate professor, 1990—2002. Retired, 2002

Visiting scholar Cornell University, 1988.

Participant Southern Conference on Afro-American Studies, Inc.

Achievements

  • Achievements include subject of article Self Magazine, 2004.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Colin Morris: Modern Missionary, 1980. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Soprano Washington St. Methodist Church, Columbia, South Carolina, 1951-1953, Copley Methodist Church, Boston, 1953-1956. Soloist Trinity United Methodist Church, Tallahassee, since 1983. Member Saint Andrews Society, Tallahassee, since 1986.

Judge Brain Bowl, Tallahassee, 1981-1984. Alumnae board Converse College, since 2004. Member American Association of University Professors, American Association of University Women, National Art Educators Association, Tallahassee Music Teachers Association, Tallahassee Music Guild, American Guild of Organists, Daughters of the American Revolution (museum representative 1984-1985, registrar since 2005), Colonial Dames of 17th Century (music director 1984-1985), National Association Humanities Education, University Wyoming Women's Club, Woman's Club Tallahassee (vice president 2004), Converse College Alumni (board directors since 2003).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, dance, music.

Connections

Married William Everette Laird Junior, March 13, 1964. Children: William Everette III, Andrew Marley, Glen Howard.

father:
Eugene Harris Marley

mother:
Coleen (Bethea) Marley

spouse:
William Everette Laird Junior

children:
William Everette III Laird

Glen Howard Laird

Andrew Marley Laird