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librettist , Music educator , musician , organist

Gerry Rea Howard was music educator, librettist, organist, classical musician. Certified music teacher, 1-12, Texas, elementary teacher, 1-8, Texas, certified music teacher, elementary-secretary (K-12), elementary education (K-8), Oklahoma; certified Orff-Schulwerk levels I, II, III.


Howard, Gerry Rea was born on November 13, 1940 in Brady, Texas, United States. Daughter of Willie Melvin and Mary Catherine (Brown) Howard.


Student, Sam Houston State University, 1960. Bachelor of Music, University Houston, 1962. Postgraduate, University Houston, 1965.

Graduate, North Texas State University, 1966. Graduate, Stephen F. Austin University, 1983. Postgraduate, East Texas State University, 1984.

Postgraduate, Memphis State University, 1985. Postgraduate, Las Vegas University, 1985.


Music teacher Deer Park (Texas) Indiana School District, 1962-1963, Dallas Indiana School District, 1963, Richardson (Texas) Indiana School District, 1964-1968. Kindergarten teacher Houston Indiana School District, 1971, teacher 1st grade, 1974-1978. Teacher music Klein (Texas) Indiana School District, 1978-1990.

Music teacher grades 1-6 Choctaw (Oklahoma)-Nicoma Park School District, Oklahoma, 1993-1998. Choir/music teacher grades 7-8 Aldine Middle School, Aldine Indiana School District, 1998—1999, Aldine Indiana School District, Eckert Intermediate School, Houston, 1999—2002. Retired, 2002.


  • Certified music teacher, 1-12, Texas, elementary teacher, 1-8, Texas, certified music teacher, elementary-secretary (K-12), elementary education (K-8), Oklahoma. Certified Orff-Schulwerk levels I, II, III.


  • Other Work

    • Pianist, museum director 1960 Playhouse, 1979. Pianist productions Klein Forest High School, 1984-1986, Klein High School, 1987-1990. Singer Houston Symphony Chorale, 1960-1962, Richardson Choral Club, 1963-1964, Jeffrey Ross Chorale, Spring, Texas, 1988-1989, Tomball (Texas) Community Church, 1988-1990, Oklahoma City Metropolitan Chorus, 1994-1996, Oklahoma Master Chorale, 1996-1998.


Organist St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Houston, 1975-1977, Lakewood United Methodist Church, Texas, 1978-1980, Windwood Presbyterian Church, Cypress, Texas, 1981-1990, St. Timothy United Methodist Church, Houston, since 1998. Music director 1st Meth.Ch., Choctaw, Oklahoma, 1990-1993. Handbell director, organist St. Matthews United Methodist Church, Oklahoma, 1994-1996.

Member National Education Association, Oklahoma Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Music Teachers Association, American Guild Organists, American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc., The Choristers Guild, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Teachers Association, Klein Educators Association, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, Oklahoma Kodály Educators, Kodály Educator American, American choral Dirs.' Association, Oklahoma Choral Dirs.' Association, Oklahoma Orff-Schulwerk Association, American Orff-Schulwerk Association (certified levels I-III), Gulf Coast Orff-Schulwerk Association, Sigma Alpha Iota (vice president Houston alumni chapter 1971-1972, Sword of Honor 1972).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: oil painting, sewing, crafts, travel, watercolors.


Married Leslie Wayne Templeton, July 28, 1961 (divorced February 1977). Children: Todd Wayne Templeton, Gwen Marie Templeton. Married Harold James Roberts Junior, September 24, 1977 (divorced June 1998).

Willie Melvin Howard

Mary Catherine (Brown) Howard

Leslie Wayne Templeton

Harold James Roberts Junior

Todd Wayne Templeton Howard

Gwen Marie Templeton Howard