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    Lynn Herbel

    Music Teacher, Singer, and Pianist 

    Moore, Oklahoma



    notePassion for excellence in music program
    noteBachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education and valid Oklahoma Teaching Certification
    noteExcellent people skills
    noteOver fifteen years of music and youth experience through volunteering, camp counseling, middle and high school choir directing, music and student ministry
    noteExperienced in overseas travel and multicultural opportunities


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    Career History & Accomplishments

    Multicultural Experience

    Honors & Opportunities

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    Great Expectations: Certificate of completion

    28 hours of Methodology class: topics include character development, creeds, classroom management, teaching effectiveness, 8 Expectations for learning.  Based on the best of educational research

    Oklahoma Fine Arts Institute: Certificate of completion

    Studied children’s choir literature, conducting and teaching techniques. Conducted and instructed class and resident choir, Stillwater Boys Choir. Jean Ashworth Bartle, instructor




    B.M.E., in Vocal Music Education

    Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    77 hours of practicum experience and observation in methods courses



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    Career History & Accomplishments

    Choir Director, Moore High School
    • Directs Apollyras, Lyras, Mane Attraction and Concert Choir
    • Instructs AP Music Theory
    • Travels with the choirs annually

    Music Teacher, Winding Creek Elementary

    • Teach 1-6 grades each day, planning lessons and activities to reinforce the basic principles of vocal and instrumental music.
    • Writing and directing the 3rd grade and 6th grade programs
    • Assisting rehearsals of the District Honor Choir.


    Accompanist/Assistant, Highland East Junior High & Moore High School, Moore, Oklahoma

    • Accompanying choir classes and performances.
    • Assisting the teacher in sectionals, rehearsals, and repertoire selection.
    • Vocal coaching for solos and ensembles for District and State OSSAA contest and Best of the Best Junior High contest.


    Student Minister, First Christian Church—Disciples of Christ, Moore, Oklahoma

    • Planning and organizing Sunday schools-choosing curriculum and teachers, events and fund-raisers.
    • Forming and strengthening relationships with youth, their families and visitors to youth activities.
    • Church camp counselor for various camps in Guthrie and Lake Texhoma, 2002-2004. Camp director at Junior High camp in Guthrie and Fine Arts Camp in Choteau, 2003 and 2004.


    Choir Director, Community Christian School, Norman, Oklahoma

    • Select and rehearse literature for quarterly choir concerts.
    • Write and direct elementary music programs for 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grades.
    • Wrote and directed two musical scenes programs with the junior high and high school choirs.
    • Coordinated a student praise team to be used in chapel services.


    Director of Music, First Christian Church—Disciples of Christ, Moore, Oklahoma

    • Select and rehearse literature to volunteer adult choir of 15-20 members, children’s choir of 10-15 members and New Hope Praise Team.
    • Perform choral anthem or musical special in weekly worship service.
    • Select hymns and direct congregational singing.


    Director, Private Voice & Piano Teacher, First Baptist Church Fine Arts Academy, Norman, Oklahoma

    • Interview and hire teachers for private lessons in violin, voice, piano, and guitar.
    • Coordinated scheduling of 135 private students with 6-12 teachers on staff
    • Teach private lessons of voice and piano to students ranging in age of 5-65
    • Plan and teach “Musikgarten” classes to children, ages 6 months to 6 years old with parental involvement.


    Director of Music, First Christian Church—Disciples of Christ, Guthrie, Oklahoma

    • Select and rehearse literature to volunteer adult choir of 15-20 members, children’s choir of 8-12 members.
    • Perform choral anthem or musical special in weekly worship service.
    • Select hymns and direct congregational singing.


    Vocal Music Teacher, Guthrie Junior High School, Guthrie, Oklahoma

    • Teach two honor choir classes, two seventh grade-nine week rotation classes an one eighth grade semester rotation class.
    • Develop honor choir program to include seventh grade honor choir.
    • Instruct before school, volunteer show choir three days a week, involving 10-15 members during 1998-1999 school year.



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    Mulicultural Experience

    • Hosted foreign exchange students from Russia and Germany, 1998-1999, 2006-2007 and 2015-2016
    • Let’s Start Talking: 2 six week campaigns to Gatchina and Saint Petersburg, Russia teaching conversational English, and coordinating activities for English practice in those locations, June-July 1998 and May-June 1996
    • Selected for the Vienna Studies Program at Oklahoma Christian University for the Fall 1994 semester; studying German, Bible, Humanities; social events with the International Christian University students


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    Honors & Opportunities

    • 2009 - Rehearsal conductor for Moore District Honor Choir
    • 2006-2008 - Member of OCCC Community Choir, guest pianist for Spring Concert of 2006.
    • 2003 - New Hope Praise Team selected to open Church Fundraiser Walk at the State Capitol.
    • 2003 - Member of Disciples Women’s Conference planning committee, Worship Leader for conference.
    • 2002 - New Hope selected to lead worship for the Moore Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving Service.
    • 2002 - Member of Disciples Regional Assembly worship committee, New Hope selected for Assembly’s prayer service.
    • 2001 - Member of back-up choir for the Max Lucado “He Chose the Nails” book tour
    • 1997 - Volunteer community choir member in Stollberg, Germany.
    • 1995 - Assistant Director of “The Secret Garden” for Oklahoma Christian University’s Homecoming.
    • 1993-1994 - Spring Sing Director, Oklahoma Christian University, an annual student directed show involving 700+ students and a $19,000 budget.
    • 1991, 1992 - Director of the talent show at Leader’s for Christ youth camp at Oklahoma Christian.
    • 1991 - Member of Colorado All-State Choir and finalist in the All-State Accompanist Contest.
    • 1989-1991 - Member of Fort Collins High School honor choir “Acapella Chorus” and jazz choir “The Tower Singers”. Carnegie Hall performance through Mid-America program with “Acapella,” 1991.
    • 1986-1988 - Member of Lesher Junior High honor choir, “The Viking Voices.”


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