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administrator , Music African studies educator

Evelyn Gaynelle DeVane, Music African studies educator, administrator. Avocations: listening to traditional/contemporary jazz, travel, collecting international dolls, choral activities. F C. Council for In-Town Neighborhood Schools grantee, Atlanta, 1987, Junior League of Atlanta grantee, 1986, National Endowment for Humanities grantee, 1990.

Background

DeVane, Evelyn Gaynelle was born on September 21, 1941 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Herbert Morell and Gladys Evelyn (Lowe) DeV.

Education

BME, Howard University, 1962. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1963. Piano diploma, Clarke Conservatory of Music, 1963.

Postgraduate, Temple University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Ghana, 1980.

Career

Instructor Virginia State University, Petersburg, 1963-1964. Supervisor/teacher St. John School, Santurce, Puerto Rico, 1964-1965, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, 1966-1967. Associate professor, director World Cultures Center World Cultures Center Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/Cheyney University, 1970-1983.

Teacher Atlanta City Schools, 1986-1988. Founder, president DeVane-Decatur School Music, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Decatur, Georgia, 1985-1990. Associate professor Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), 1989-1990.

Assistant professor Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/Kutztown University, 1992. Adjunct professor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1993. Program coordinator Princeton University/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, since 1994.

Music department chairperson South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, since 1994. Visiting professor, researcher University Ghana, Legon, 1973-1974. Member executive board Pennsylvania Consortium for International Education, 1977-1982.

Member advisory board Reichold Center for the Arts, University Virgin Islands, 1985. Consultant Station WJJZ-FM Radio, Philadelphia, 1993-1994.

Achievements

  • Avocations: listening to traditional/contemporary jazz, travel, collecting international dolls, choral activities. F C.

Membership

Member county committee Mount Laurel and Burlington County Political Committee, 1993-1995. Advisor South Jersey Cultural Alliance, 1993-1994. Member consumer advisory board Mount Laurel Postal Services, 1993-1995.

Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, International Society for Music Education, South Carolina Women in Higher Education, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Listening to traditional/contemporary jazz, travel, collecting international dolls, choral activities.

Connections

1 child, Freddia Gaynelle Davidson.

father:
Herbert Morell DeV.

mother:
Gladys Evelyn (Lowe) DeV.

child:
Freddia Gaynelle Davidson DeVane