+ Hildegard Stanley
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+ Hildegard Stanley
Miss Hildegard Jo Stanley was Chairperson of the Music Division at Brewton-Parker College from 1966-2001.
In September of 2000, she became Brewton-Parker College's first Distinguished Professor.
Miss Stanley received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Oklahoma Baptist University.
She received her Master of Church Music Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a major in Conducting.
She also earned the Education Specialist Degree from Georgia Southern University.
The Brewton-Parker College
music program has grown from a one-person, full-time faculty, to a highly impressive program recognized for its outstanding achievements under Miss Stanley's
conducted the Brewton-Parker College
Choir for thirty-five years, giving concerts throughout the Southeastern United States.
still remains very active in music by teaching each summer in three music camps sponsored by the Music Ministries Department of the Georgia Baptist Convention
In 1995, Miss Stanley was the conductor of the Georgia Baptist Convention Youth Choir mission tour to Germany.
She is a former president of the Georgia Baptist Church Music Conference and has also served as an officer of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference.
As a charter member of the Jubalheirs
, the women's choral group sponsored by the Georgia Baptist Convention
, Miss Stanley
continues to travel and sing with the group, presenting concerts in the United States, Germany, Italy, France and Moldova.
Miss Stanley has served as an adjudicator and conductor at various festivals and workshops in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Illinois, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
She has also been the guest conductor of the Chorale at Glorieta Baptist Conference Center in New Mexico as well as being the guest conductor of the Youth Choir, Conference Choir, and the Chorale at the Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center in North Carolina.
Prior to coming to Brewton-Parker College, Miss Stanley served as the Minister of Music in Black Mountain and Forest City, North Carolina, and as a public school music teacher in Pasadena, Texas.
Since retiring from her full-time position in May of 2001, she continues to serve in a part-time staff position as Consultant to the President and as an adjunct professor at Brewton-Parker College.
Since the fall of 2001, Miss Stanley has served as the Interim Minister of Music at Vineville Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia, First Baptist Church in Claxton, Georgia and First Baptist Church of Jesup, Georgia.
Miss Stanley's future goals include continuing her Interim positions, doing supply work, conducting choral workshops, and continuing in her position at Brewton-Parker College.
Hildegard Jo Stanley
is one of the "Pioneers," which is a small group of women who have helped pave the way over the past forty years for the acceptance of women conductors and women called to serve in the music ministry.
As an inspiration for other women, Miss Stanley
was the first female to: