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musician , Public relations executive

Virginia Ratcliff Trent, public relations executive, musician. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award, Lindenwood College, 1982.

Background

Trent, Virginia Ratcliff was born on June 3, 1931 in Jasper, Texas, United States. Daughter of Bennett S. and Emma L. (Mason) Ratcliff.

Education

Bachelor in Music Education, Lindenwood College, 1952. Master in Music Education, University Texas, 1953. Postgraduate, Westminster Choir College, 1953.

Postgraduate, Organ Institute, Massachusetts, 1953. Postgraduate, Hardin Simmons University, 1954.

Career

Director choral music San Angelo (Texas) Public Schools, 1953-1954. Director music First Methodist Church, San Angelo, 1953-1954. Director religious education and organist First Methodist Church, Jasper, Texas, 1954-1955.

Director choral music Hillcrest High School, Dallas, Texas, 1955-1956. Organist anddir. music Salem Methodist Church, St. Louis, 1962-1971. Director public relations Mallinckrodt Institute Radiology, Washington University School Medicine, St. Louis, since 1971.

Pianist-recitalist tours in St. Louis Community, since 1956. President, Ladue Chapel Nursery School Board, 1965-1966. Member auxiliary board St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts, since 1979.

Ladue Residential chairman Arts and Education Fund Drive, 1965. Member St. Louis Symphony Rotograuvre Committee, 1977-1980. Music chairman St. Louis Symphony Music Marathon Gala, 1981.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributing editor (writer): Focal Spot, since 1971.

Membership

Member auxiliary board St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts, since 1979. Member St. Louis Symphony Rotograuvre Committee, 1977-1980. Member.Am. Association Hospital Public Relations Dirs., International Association Business Communicators, Advertising.

Club of Greater St. Louis (Board of Governors 1984-1985), Advertising Federation of St. Louis (president 1983-1984, board directors 1984-1985. Fellowship of Methodist Musicians, Hospital Public Relations Society of St.Louis, Women's Association of the St. Louis Symphony Society (Executive Board 1960-1975, president junior division 1960-1962), Lindenwood College Alumnae Association (national vice president 1962-1964), American Hospital Association, Advertising. Club Greater St. Louis (Board of Governors 1984-1985), Mu Phi Epsilon.

Connections

Married William Franklin Trent, June 30, 1956. Children: Deborah Ratcliff, Faye Brabson.

father:
Bennett S. Ratcliff

mother:
Emma L. (Mason) Ratcliff

spouse:
William Franklin Trent

child:
Faye Brabson Trent

child:
Deborah Ratcliff Trent