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Student sitting in the music building with his trombone
Front shot of the NEW music building
Jennifer Mendez, student clarinet player
Percussion Ensemble outside of the NEW music building
Luis Sanchez, Piano and Keyboarding Professor

Darla Meek

Darla Meek

Music Education

Darla Meek serves as Lecturer and Music Education Coordinator at Texas A & M University-Commerce, teaching undergraduate and graduate elementary music education classes and supervising student teachers. 

She holds the Bachelor of Music Education from Dallas Baptist University and the Master of Music from Southern Methodist University.  Mrs. Meek also earned a Performer’s Certificate from the Performing Artist’s Musical Theatre Conservatory in Dallas.  She is currently working toward the Doctor of Education in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction. Certified in both Kodály and Orff Schulwerk, Mrs. Meek serves as a teacher trainer for the American Orff Schulwerk Association in both Basic Pedagogy I and Movement for Orff Levels courses. 

Mrs. Meek has served as assistant conductor for the Mesquite Children’s Chorus and the Children’s Chorus of Collin County, and has served as Children’s Choir Coordinator for three churches in the Dallas area.   She enjoys conducting elementary honor and festival choirs.

Mrs. Meek has written children’s choir curricula for Lifeway Christian Resources and Celebrating Grace, Inc.  Her recorder method books for elementary music specialists, Journey Around the Globe with Recorder! and Flight 2: Another Journey Around the Globe with Recorder! were published by Sweet Pipes, Inc.  A resource for church musicians, All Things Bright and Beautiful, is available through Chorister’s Guild.  She presents sessions for teachers at conferences and workshops at the district, regional, state, and national levels.   

Mrs. Meek is a member of several professional organizations in addition to AOSA, including the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, the Kodaly Educators of Texas, the Texas Choral Directors Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Dalcroze Society of America, the College Music Society, and the National Association for Music Education.  She is a past President of the North Texas Chapter of AOSA.  

Mrs. Meek is married to music educator Keith Meek and has two children, Gregory and Aubrey.