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Carol King  Chipman

Carol King Chipman

Rural Schools in Times of Change: Cultivating a Framework for Students To Become Their Best Selves

Clinic Synopsis:

Barret’s Chapel K-8 is a small, rural school that’s part of the large, urban Shelby County Schools TN. Students are from both nearby neighborhoods and areas closer to Memphis. Our school population is diverse culturally and socioeconomically. In 2014, I began the band program when Barret's grew from a K-5 to a K-8 school. This session shares how we became band parents, band students and ultimately became successful together by creating a School Band Home and sustaining it during Covid 19.

Carol King Chipman - Biographical Information

Carol King Chipman, D.M.A. is the Band Director at Barret’s Chapel K-8 in Shelby County Schools TN, where she began the band program and band parent organization in 2014. Since then, her band students have consistently earned positions in regional honor bands and numerous superior ratings in regional and national Concert Festivals, and at the West TN Solo & Ensemble Festival. Additionally, Barret’s Chapel Band has qualified three times for the Tennessee Bandmasters Association (TBA) Sweepstakes Award. Dr. Chipman serves on the West TN School Band & Orchestra Association (WTSBOA) Executive Board, as the Memphis Area Solo & Ensemble Chair, as Secretary for TN-ASBDA and on the TBA Board. She also continues to mentor student teachers. Dr. Chipman has presented professional development sessions at Shelby County Schools In-Service, WTSBOA and TN All-State Conventions. She was also a staff member of the 2017 TN Ambassadors of Music European Concert Band Tour. Dr. Chipman has published articles in the Tennessee Musician and is also a Consultant with the TN Department of Education. She is a member of several professional music education organizations including: WTSBOA, TMEA, NAfME, TN-ASBDA, TBA, SAI and Phi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. In 2009 Dr. Chipman and her husband, Mr. David Chipman, Band Director at Germantown HS (TN), were awarded the Thomas P. Westendorf Award from the Bartlett TN Performing Arts & Conference Center, for notable contributions to the cultural life of the City of Bartlett. They have one son, Ben, who is a student at the University of Memphis.