Darla Meek serves as Lecturer in Music Education at Texas A & M University-Commerce, teaching undergraduate and graduate music education classes and supervising student teachers. Prior to this position, she was a public school elementary music and movement specialist. In 2007, her entire fifth grade class was selected to perform an original music and movement production for the Orff Teachers reception at the annual Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio.
She earned a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Dallas Baptist University, and a Master’s of Music, summa cum laude, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Mrs. Meek also holds a Performer’s Certificate from the Performing Artist’s Musical Theatre Conservatory in Dallas. She earned her Orff Schulwerk certification and Master Class level at SMU, and apprenticed in Basic Pedagogy at University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota. Mrs. Meek serves as a national teacher trainer for the American Orff Schulwerk Association in both pedagogy and movement for Orff Levels courses.
Mrs. Meek has served the Mesquite Children’s Chorus and the Children’s Chorus of Collin County as assistant conductor and choreographer, and has served as Children’s Choir Coordinator for three area churches.
Mrs. Meek has written three children’s choir curricula for Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville, and presents sessions for teachers at conferences and workshops at the district, 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, and MENC, the National Association for Music Education. She is the immediate past President of the North Texas Chapter of AOSA.
Mrs. Meek is married to music educator Keith Meek and has two children, Gregory (17) and Aubrey (16).