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Janice  Evans
Music Teacher
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Education

My elementary, junior and senior high schools were in the Seaman Unified School District in Topeka, Kansas attending the same high school as my parents.

In 1973 I graduated from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas with a Bachelors in Music Education.  My major instrument was the pipe organ.  After graduation, I attended various other universities seeking higher education in music.

In 1993 I graduated from the University of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California with a Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology.



Experience

From college I taught three years at Northern Hills Junior High School, the same junior high I attended.  My classes were 7th grade General Music, 8th grade chorus and 9th grade chorus.

Additionally, for five years, I was the choir director and organist for Saint Andrew's Lutheran church in Los Angeles, California.

Upon arrival in Safford, I was the choir director and sometimes accompanist for First United Methodist Church for three years.

This is my first year teaching elementary music.

 



Bio

 

Born, raised and educated in Topeka, Kansas, I traveled west to Aspen, CO after teaching junior high music for three years straight from college.  In Aspen, I worked as an assistant to a real estate broker, was a private secretary and was a police dispatcher for a short period of time.  After six years in the Rocky Mountains, I moved further west to Los Angeles.  My only job lasted 24 years as an executive assistant to the owner and president of a safety products manufacturer.  My boss, Mark Magidson, was also a film producer.  I worked on three films: Chronos in IMAX format, Baraka and Samara.  As Mark's assistant I worked on product and design patents.

While living in Los Angeles I further explored personal growth and spiritual development through Landmark Education, Agape International Spiritual Center, PAX, Jennifer Living Colors, T Harv Eker and others.  I also had the opportunity to travel to Kenya on a humanitarian mission, explore the south of China, Thailand and other short trips to Europe and Mexico.  

I am a member of Gila Valley Chorale under the direction of Jenny Keith and have sung in EAC's Handel's Messiah for the last five years.  

As a board member of the Gila Valley Arts Council this past year, I am currently serving as Residency Chair.

Other past activities are the Women's Club of Safford as Arts Chair, United Methodist Women and I have been a fund raiser and supporter for the Boys and Girls Club of Safford and helped organize the first fund raiser for Gila Valley Chorale.