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Nita Redmond
French Horn, Piano, Recorder
Dallas, Texas










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PERSONAL MUSIC HISTORY

Music is my vocation.
• Studied piano & band and have sung in church and school choirs since childhood
• BME (piano major, voice minor - lots of horn groups on the side) Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR)- 1969
• Masters in Music Ed from Univ. of N. TX – 1972 (piano major, voice minor, and of course, always played horn!)

BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN

• Lakeside Band & Choir – Hot Springs AR
• Ouachita Band, Choir, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet
• Principal Horn, South Arkansas Symphony, El Dorado, AR (while living in Hope, AR)
• North TX Graduate Wind Ensemble, plus various horn groups
• Dallas Camerata Woodwind Quintet (1983-2011)
• *FUMC Chancel Choir (2005 to present)
• *New Horizons Band Dallas

CAREER/RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Taught public school music for 35 years:
• '69-'72: Hope, AR Middle & H.S. Choir; Elem. Music K-6
• '72-'74: Elem. Music – Bridgeport, TX
• '75-'91: M.S. & H.S. Choirs in Dallas ISD
• '91-'92: Assistant Choir Director South Garland H.S.
• '93-2006: Elementary Music Teacher – Mesquite, TX
• Through the years I also worked with band students, providing horn lessons & piano accompaniment for solo / ensemble contests

FAMILY

Husband – Glenn:
• guitar / bass player & singer in FUMC Chancel Choir
• Used to have a band “High Spirits”
• *Sings in Dallas DooWop
Son – Ross:
• B.M. in Jazz Studies at UNT
• *Leader of band, “High Definition”
• *Professional pianist & singer in DFW area

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

• Reading, Traveling (esp. to Germany and Austria)

OTHER

• Became interested in German language and took several classes, even taught beginning German at North Dallas H.S.
• During my teaching career, I taught several subjects outside of my field of expertise, including, reading, math, geography, and ESL