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Music educator , choral conductor

Michael Flagg Farrell, music educator, choral conductor. Certified teacher, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois. Member American Choral Directors Association (life, award of choral excellence 1975), College Music Society (life), Music Educators National Conference, Americans Boychoir Federation, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Nu.

Background

Farrell, Michael Flagg was born on January 3, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of Murray Burwell Farrell and Patricia Elizabeth (Potter) Caton.

Education

Bachelor Music Education, University Southern Mississippi, 1964. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1968. Doctor Museum Arts, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1976.

Career

Music director, Harrison Center Schools, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1964-1967;music director, Catlin (Illinois) Schools, 1968-1970;music director, Bishop Hogan High School, Kansas City, 1976-1977;Walton professor music, University of Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas, since 1981;teacher music, Unit 4 Schools, Champaign, Illinois, 1967-1968;director vocal music, Raytown (Missouri) South Junior High School, 1970-1975;assistant professor, Eastern Kentucky U., Richmond, 1977-1978;chairman fine arts, Midway (Kentucky) College, 1978-1981. Festival cliniciain throughout United States, since 1970. Founder, director Raytown Boychoir, 1972-1975.

Consultant Hartley Advanced College, Adelaide, Australia, 1980.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: (choral works) Kyrie Eleison, 1962, Nunc Dimittis, 1963, Broadman Press, 1968-1975. Composer, arranger choral works Cambiata Press, 1980-1988.

Membership

Member American Choral Directors Association (life, award of choral excellence 1975), College Music Society (life), Music Educators National Conference, Americans Boychoir Federation, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Nu.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: chess, tennis, walking, reading, church activities.

Connections

Married Nancy Lou Shoemaker, August 18, 1962. Children: Mark Christopher, Matthew David.

father:
Murray Burwell Farrell Caton

mother:
Patricia Elizabeth (Potter) Caton

spouse:
Nancy Lou Shoemaker

child:
Mark Christopher Farrell

child:
Matthew David Farrell