Frances Page

Professor of Music; Department Head, Communication and Performing Arts

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Office: 104 Wainwright
Phone: (919) 760-8575


Areas of Expertise

  • She teaches methods courses for music education majors and directs  student teaching.
  • Interest 2 She serves as Director of Choral Activities and is the conductor of the Meredith Chorale.
  • She is founder and conductor of the Capital City Girls Choir

Professional biography

Fran McCachern Page is Head of the Department of Communication and the Performing Arts at Meredith College, where she also serves as Coordinator of Music Education.  She teaches methods courses for music education majors and also K-6 teacher licensure students, advises music education majors and directs and supervises student teaching. Dr. Page serves as Director of Choral Activities and is the conductor of the Meredith Chorale.  She is a Past-President of the North Carolina Music Educators Association and also Past President of Southern Division MENC: The National Association for Music Education. In that capacity she served on the National Executive Board of MENC.  In July of 2004, Professor Page was named “Tar Heel of the Week” by the Raleigh News and Observer and in the spring of 2007, she was designated by as an MENC Lowell Mason Fellow.

She is the founder and conductor of the Capital City Girls Choir, a three-choir organization for community girls from ages nine to eighteen.  The choir has a busy performance schedule both in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Page has the B.A. in music education from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina and the M.M. and Ed. D. in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds Orff Levels I, II, and III certification.

Recognized for her expertise as a children's choral specialist, she frequently conducts workshops and festivals.  She also has done considerable work in the area of curriculum integration and arts curriculum planning and assessment and consults with schools in that capacity.


Academic Credentials

Ed.D. in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Master of Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Limestone College, Gaffney, SC


Professional Credentials

Orff certification, levels I, II, III


Awards

Tar Heel of the Week by the Raleigh News and Observer, 2007
Lowell Mason Fellow designated by MENC, 2006


Accomplishments

Choirs have performed in the United States, Canada, England, France and Italy.

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