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I earned a bachelor’s of church music degree from Carson-Newman College.  In 1981 I graduated from Carson-Newman with that degree.  I then moved to Louisville, Kentucky and earned a Masters of Church Music from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  I also earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Carson-Newman College in 2006. 



Experience

I have been involved in teaching and performing Music for many years in some capacity or another.  I have spent 23 years in the full-time church music ministry and taught part-time at Carson-Newman College as a vocal instructor and hand bell ensemble director.   I became a full-time music educator in 2005 when I was hired at Dandridge Elementary School.

I have been teaching here at Dandridge Elementary School since that time.  I have had many rich experiences in this position including taking our school chorus to several venues in the Dandridge community.  I have also been involved in the All County Chorus taking children each year to this festival.  I have participated in many Music workshops in the East Tennessee area and have led a few sessions at the University of Tennessee's international music symposium. 



Bio

My Name is Tracy Wilson

 


I have been involved in teaching and performing Music for many years in some capacity or another.  I have spent 23 years in the full-time church music ministry.  I became a full-time music educator in 2005 when I was hired at Dandridge Elementary School. I found as a young child that I loved music of all kinds.  I loved to sing, play instruments, and be involved in music in my church. I was born in Knoxville Tennessee.  I began playing the trumpet in the 4th grade at my elemenatry school, Spring Hill Elementary.  As a teenager I sang in various choirs and played in the high school band at Holston High School.  I decided to pursue at bachelor’s of church music degree from Carson-Newman College.  In 1981 I graduated from Carson-Newman with that degree.  I then moved to Louisville, Kentucky and earned a Masters of Church Music from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Following graduation I served churches in Cross Plains Tennessee, Sweetwater Tennessee, Rogersville Tennessee, and now in Dandridge Tennessee.  I am leading music at First United Methodist Church of Dandridge, Tennessee on the weekends. My move to Music Education was a part of changes in my life and I now know that I have made an exellent choice.  I thoroughly enjoy working with the children teaching them about my first love, music.

I am married with two children and two step-children.  My family is a very important part of my life and they are supportive of my music endeavors.

My favorite hobby is playing the bagpipes with the Knoxville Pipes and Drums.  I compete with the band and solo compete.  I am ranked a grade 2 piper by the Eastern United Pipe Band Association.  There are about 170 pipers in this grade.