Henry, Anna Whitlock 1999-08-20

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Anna Whitlock Henry, a resident of Lubbock, Texas, discusses her experiences as a music student and professor at Texas Tech University. She also talks about the different activities that she has been involved with in respect to band, orchestra, and choir.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Anna Whitlock Henry

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Date: August 20, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Henry Anna Whitlock, b. Odessa Texas , Raised in Odessa, Education, Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education, Master’s degree in Performance (flute and piccolo), Student Assistant, Band office, Summer band camp, 1st female Head Band Librarian, Career, Large studio for private teaching and band directing, Demand for flute instructor for Junior High and High School students, Only two private instructors for the flute, Texas Tech Marching Band, Dean Killion, Exciting , Popular, Band Camp, First band camp experience at Texas Tech, 2 weeks long, Made top band at camp and was awarded a scholarship, Education/Career, Reasons she attended Texas Tech University, She enjoyed band camp, Worked band camps as a Tech student, Coordinates band camps now, Changes, More bands at camp, Personnel changed, Dean Killion got sick, Orchestra camp, Contests, T.E.M.A. – Texas Educational Music Association, Band/orchestra camp, Advantages of combining them, Choir camp, Camp schedule, Morning rehearsal, Teaching the music, Afternoon rehearsal, Techniques, Classes, Music theory, Piano, Music literature, Jazz literature, Arranging and composition, Band , Twirling, Marching, Ensembles , Camp (again), Students are allowed to choose 2 electives, 1st day is registration for camp, Areas most students are drawn from for camp, West Texas area, International and National students, New orchestra director drew more students, Purpose, Recruit and serve music education.

Tape 1, Side 2: Choir Camp, Program, Four day duration, Primary emphasis, All-State music, Purpose, To learn music the students would like to audition for All-State, One choir, Growing large, Choir students are strictly from Texas, Texas All-State, Choir camp is for serious students who want to make All-State, Limited to High School students only, T.C.A. – Texas Choral Association, History, Music Camp, 1934, Students paid $20 for six weeks, Students stayed with families, Activities, Service costumes, Repair and remake singers costumes, Today Anna Henry designs and makes costumes, She creates her own designs.

Range Dates: 1952-1999

Bulk Dates: 1969-1999

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