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Sally Reid
Chair for Department of Music

B.M.E - Abilene Christian University
M.M. - Hardin-Simmons University
Ph.D - University of Texas
Summer Studies with Thomas Stacy of the New York Philharmonic in English horn performance
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) composer award - 2009
Recipient of annual ASCAP awards since 1987
"Outstanding Service" certificate from the International Alliance for Women in Music - 1999
First Prize during the Fifth international Festival of Women Composers for Fiuggi Fanfare – 1998
Professional Experience
Chair and Professor of Music at Abilene Christian University - 38 years
Member of the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra (1976-1994) playing both oboe and English horn, serving as reserve performer (1995-2008).
Chair, Music Panel, Texas Commission on the Arts - 1 year
President of the International Alliance for Women in Music - 2 years
Interesting Information
Reid is an ASCAP composer.
She is a former member of College Music Society's ARIA Team, assisting with the ARIA (Academic and Recording Industry Alliance) initiative
Reid served as Co-Chair of the merger committee and principal author of the merger document uniting the International League of Women Composers, American Women Composers and the International Congress on Women in Music to form the International Alliance for Women in Music in January 1995.
She is the Founder of the IAWM Community Archive (1994; and the IAWM distribution list.
Reid has presented papers at various conferences such as:
• International Festival of Women Composers
• Society of Composers national conference
• College Music Society's national meeting
Music for Historical Documentaries
Original score for Dry Gulcher Down, re-orchestrated for re-release by Old Segundo Productions; a suite of thirteen movements for the WWII documentary – 2008
Original score for In Progress documentary about the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII., Old Segundo Productions – 2008
Original score for To Have and to Hold: British War Brides, First Place Award in National Documentary Contest, National Broadcast Society (NBS) – 2005
Original score for The Gift of Dream: Education in Colorado Coal Camps – 2005
Original score for Upon the Wings of a Tiger, historical documentary about the experience of a WWII Flying Tigers fighter pilot – 2002

Gary Wilson
Director of Choruses

Doctor of Musical Arts, Choral Conducting, University of Nebraska
Master of Music, Choral Music, Baylor University
B.A., Music, Harding University

Nominee, ACDA Julius Herford Award for outstanding doctoral document
Feature article in York News Times
Selected for Who’s Who in America
Selected for Outstanding Teachers of America
Selected for Outstanding Young Men of America

Professional Experience
Associate Professor of Music, York College, 1998 – 2006
Director of Songfest Variety Show, York College, 1999 – 2006
Director of Choral Activities, Central Arkansas Christian School, 1985 – 1998
Artistic Director for SummerStage, Harding University, 1994 – 1999
Founder/Associate Conductor, Arkansas Chamber Singers Youth Chorale, 1995 – 1997
Director of Showtime! Variety Show, Central Arkansas Christian School, 1988 – 1998

Professional Information
Nashville Singers Advisory Board, 2012 – present
Tennessee ACDA State Chair for Youth and Student Activities, 2011 – present
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, York College, 2004 – 2005
Member, American Choral Directors Association
Member, College Music Society
Member, Music Educators National Conference
Member, Tennessee ACDA Repertoire & Standards Chair for Youth and Student Activities
Member, Tennessee Music Educators Association