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Music educator

Marlene Kay Dirksen, music educator. Recorder grantee, McGinty Foundation, 1999—2000, Handbell grantee, American Handbell Association, 2002. Kilometers for kids walkathon Westside Ecumenical Ministry, Cleveland, 1989—1996; canvaser for cancer doctor American Cancer Society, 1990; Member of Music Educators National Conference, North Coast Kodãly Association (board member), American Guild of Organist.

Background

Dirksen, Marlene Kay was born on May 15, 1941 in Hudsonville, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Richard Jelsema and Katherine Brinks.

Education

Associate of Arts, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio, 1987. Bachelor of Music Education, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993.

Career

Director, music teacher West Side Ecumenical Ministry, Cleveland, 1972—1994. Organist Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1981—1996. Teacher Urban Community School, 1993—2006.

Organist, director of music Westlake Christian Church, since 1996.

Membership

Kilometers for kids walkathon Westside Ecumenical Ministry, Cleveland, 1989—1996. Canvaser for cancer doctor American Cancer Society, 1990. Member of Music Educators National Conference, North Coast Kodãly Association (board member), American Guild of Organist.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sewing, reading.

Connections

Married Paul Irvin Dirksen, April 19, 1963. Children: Paul Irvin Junior, Susan Kay Dirksen-Singel.

father:
Richard Jelsema

mother:
Katherine Brinks

spouse:
Paul Irvin Dirksen

child:
Paul Irvin Junior Dirksen

child:
Susan Kay Dirksen-Singel Dirksen