Debra_Farden

Department: Music
Rank: Adjunt Instructor

Office Hours:
Email:
debra.farden@oswego.edu

Personal Bio:

Mrs. Farden recently retired from the Fulton (NY) School District after completing 35 years of teaching instrument music (band) and as the Music Facilitator (chairperson).  She has maintained a Private Lesson Studio in Oswego, NY, and continues to perform in various music ensembles in Central NY region for over 40 years.

Education
August 2004 State University College at Oswego Oswego, NY 
Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration (CAS) 
August 1985 Ithaca College School of Music Ithaca, NY 
Masters Degree in Music Education (Applied Clarinet) (MME) 
May 1980 Ithaca College School of Music Ithaca, NY 
Bachelors Degree in Music Education (Applied Clarinet) (BME)

Specialization
Woodwinds Instruction

Honors/Awards
Schoenheit Award for Excellence in Supervision for Instructional Improvement - SUNY Oswego Department of Educational Administration

Performances/Exhibitions
Member: Ontario Winds Woodwind Quartet/Quintet (Clarinet) Freelance musician in the Central New York Region (woodwinds) - pit orchestras

Professional Affiliations
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 
New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) – past Executive Board member and Secretary
New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) 
New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) 
Oswego County Music Educators Association (OCMEA) – past President, Vice President, and Secretary 
American Federation of Musicians (AFM) – Active Member (Performing musician)

Additional
Studied Clarinet with Robert Schmidt (Ithaca College School of Music) and Stanley Hasty (emeritus Eastman School of Music)
Member:  Ontario Winds Woodwind Quartet/Quintet
Freelance musician in Central New York Region, performances in Pit Orchestra (woodwinds)
Frequent woodwind adjudicator for NYSSMA Solo Festivals, regional all-county band auditions and in-house solo festivals