Title: Public School Educator, Private Music Teacher, Insurance Agent, Entertainer
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Carolyn F. Filipp-Beseda, Public School Educator, Private Music Teacher, Insurance Agent, and Entertainer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music.
With more than 55 years of professional experience, Ms. Filipp-Beseda is a prolific and accomplished musician whose expertise has been influential in the lives of students and colleagues alike. She has served as a piano and woodwind instructor at St. Mark Lutheran School Music Conservatory since 2016, choral director for the Czech Chorus at Slavonic, Benevolent Order of the State of Texas (SPJST) since 2015, lead alto saxophonist, vocalist, and clarinetist for Jazz Medics Big Band since 2013, and a freelance entertainer since 2013. Ms. Filipp-Beseda is also a performer with Slavic Heritage, a pianist with the Westheimer Community Church, and an assistant band director, pianist, saxophonist, and accompanist with SPJST.
To prepare for her illustrious and diverse career, Ms. Filipp-Beseda pursued a formal education, earning a Bachelor of Music from the University of Houston in 1973 and Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1977. She subsequently completed postgraduate coursework at the University of Houston, Houston Community College, and Houston Baptist University. She is a certified music educator for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Among her other notable achievements, she is renowned for appearing on television for her performance on saxophone and clarinet with the Jazz Medics Big Band on KHOU-TV in 2017 and being the first female assistant drum major of John H. Reagan High School’s Marching Band in 1966.
In recognition of her exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the music industry, Ms. Filipp-Beseda has accrued several accolades throughout her impressive career. In 2012, 2015, and 2017, she was honored with the Service Award of Three Years of Service from the board of trustees at Lodge 88 of SPJST. In addition, she was honored with the Outstanding Music Educator Award from American Classic Festivals in 1999, the Outstanding Student Band Conductor Award in 1968, and the Outstanding Assistant Drum Major Award in 1967. She also was awarded music scholarships to the University of Houston, Houston Baptist University, and Sam Houston State University. Highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, she was named a Lifetime Achiever in 2017.
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