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December, 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


W 181


Carol King  Chipman

Carol King Chipman

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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. serves as 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 & national Concert Festival performances, and at the West TN Solo & Ensemble Festival. Additionally, the Barret’s Chapel Band has qualified three times for the Tennessee Bandmasters Association Sweepstakes Award. Dr. Chipman also serves as the Germantown (TN) Youth Symphony Wind Ensemble Director and holds positions on several music education boards including the West TN School Band & Orchestra Association, TNASBDA and the Tennessee Bandmasters Association. She continues to mentor student teachers and has presented professional development sessions at Shelby County Schools In-Service, West TN and TN All-State Conventions. Dr. Chipman also served as a staff member of the 2017 TN Ambassadors of Music European Concert Band Tour and has published articles in the Tennessee Musician. She is a member of several professional music education organizations including: WTSBOA, TNMEA, TN-ASBDA, TBA, SAI, NAfME, and Phi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. In 2009 Dr. Carol Chipman and her husband, Mr. David Chipman, Band Director at Germantown HS (TN), were presented with the Thomas P. Westendorf Award by 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.