Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rest in Peace: Tracy Lynn Phillips, 1966 - 2008

Tracy Phillips, musician and music teacher at Eden Gardens Elementary School, passed away Dec 3 after a sudden illness. Her memorial service will take place at Brown Chapel, Centenary College, on Mon, Dec 22, at 7 pm, says her husband, Thomas Phillips.

Her husband wrote this tribute: "A talented clarinetist and dedicated music educator, Tracy graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and studied clarinet with Theodore Johnson of the Cleveland Orchestra. She performed in the Shreveport Symphony in Louisiana as an extra clarinet and in Texas in the Longview and Marshall symphonies. She also was a certified specialist in the Orff Schulwerk method of music education for children. Tracy was a valued member of the faculty at Eden Gardens Elementary School, where her love for teaching and the children she taught will continue to make an impact on the lives of her students."

In addition to her husband, principal clarinetist for the Shreveport Symphony, she is survived by her son, Matthew Phillips.

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