We’re proud of our Oklahoma teachers! Local music educator Julianne Annesley shares how the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design prepared her to train the next generation of musicians.
During her time at the University of Central Oklahoma, Annesley was a part of the Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Orchestra and Cantilena Women’s Choir. She was also selected by audition for the National Flute Association Collegiate Honor Flute Choir in 2009 and 2010. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental) with a minor in Vocal Performance in 2011, Annesley has dedicated the last eight years to directing band and orchestra, as well as teaching music appreciation.
Annesley was recently recognized for researching and reviving Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School’s alma mater song. Because of her efforts to promote school spirit through music, the school has begun several new traditions, including musical performances at the freshmen welcome event and Veterans Day Assembly. Read more about Annesley’s work at newsok.com.
Today, Annesley teaches at three Catholic schools in the Oklahoma City metro while also working to complete her Masters of Music Education. She is currently a member of the Oklahoma Flute Society Adult Flute Choir, serving as a Delegate on the Executive Board and as the Honor Flute Choirs Assistant.
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