Adult Choir Director: Dr. Judy Gorton

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Dr. Judy Gorton – Choir Director

Dr. Judy Gorton, Choir Director at SHUMC since 1999, has a Ph.D. in Music Education with an Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy (University of Oklahoma, 1995). With an undergraduate degree in Vocal Music Education and a Master of Music Education (Piano Pedagogy), Judy has taught public school music (K-12), has taught as a Graduate Assistant at OU for five years, was a studio accompanist at OU for over 10 years, continues to teach private piano with Oklahoma and National certification (OMTA and MTNA), is a member of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and has directed church choirs for most of her life. Among many amazing teachers with whom she has been fortunate to study, she especially notes Dean Clarence Burg (OCU), Dr. Ed. Gates (OU) and Dr. Dennis Schrock (OU). She is an absolutely inspired teacher who brings out the best in everyone.

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