Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Henrietta McKee Carter '68

Henrietta writes: "I left teaching at Walnut Hill as Director of music in 1968, moving to Los Angeles to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts in Applied Voice and Vocal Pedagogy at USC. I met my husband-to-be within the first few weeks there. My subsequent teaching and singing career included 14 months at the Institute for African Studies at the University of Ghana, 90 days of Study Abroad in Florence, Italy, and 36 years at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA, 17 of which were as Department Chair. Since retiring in 2012 I have been singing in local choirs, and learned to play hand chimes and handbells in two other ensembles. I have three sons and seven grandchildren ranging in age from 1 to 26. My activities also include being the choral librarian for Meritage Vocal Arts Ensemble.

It is delightful to read about Walnut Hill from time to time. I visited campus on my way home from Ghana in 1975 and was surprised to learn of all the faculty who had married and left!"

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