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John F. Gerdes

director , musicologist

John F. Gerdes, musicologist, director. Certified in instrumental music Missouri, 1999. Music leader Webster Groves Christian Church, Glendale, Missouri, 2001, elder, 2009; Member of Missouri Music Educators Association.

Background

Gerdes, John F. was born on July 21, 1961 in Carbondale, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Jerrie Gerdes.

Education

Master of Music in Theory and Composition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1987.

Career

Band director St. Roch School, St. Louis, 1998—2001, St. Louis Public Schools, since 1999. Adjunct education faculty Fontbonne University, St. Louis, 2000—2004. Adjunct music faculty Maryville University, St. Louis, since 2004.

Achievements

  • Certified in instrumental music Missouri, 1999.

Works

  • Composer: (band composition) The Heir to Anubis, Ukrainian Gentlemen in Coventry, The Mountain Guide, What's With This Manger?.

Membership

Music leader Webster Groves Christian Church, Glendale, Missouri, 2001, elder, 2009. Member of Missouri Music Educators Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, reading, films, running, travel.

Connections

Married Lea Naeger; children: Rebecca, Alexander, Josephine.

father:
John Gerdes

mother:
Jerrie Gerdes

spouse:
Lea Naeger

children:
Rebecca Gerdes

Alexander Gerdes

Josephine Gerdes