Retired music coordinator named to Hall of Fame

Dr. Wendy Barden, retired music coordinator for Osseo Area Schools, has been named a member of the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Hall of Fame.

Retired Music Coordinator for Osseo Area Schools Dr. Wendy Barden is named as a member of the Minnesota Music Educators Association Hall of Fame.

Retired Music Coordinator for Osseo Area Schools Dr. Wendy Barden is named as a member of the Minnesota Music Educators Association Hall of Fame.

Barden began her 36-year career with Osseo Area Schools as a band and general music educator at Osseo Junior High before moving into the position of district K-12 instrumental music supervisor and eventually, K-12 music coordinator.

Under Barden’s leadership, Osseo Area Schools was recognized by the NAMM Foundation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education five consecutive years, and Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts was a three-time recipient of the national Magnet School of Excellence award. She was named a Yamaha National Mentor Teacher, earned designations of MENC Nationally Registered and Certified Music Educator, and was honored as MMEA 1992 Band Educator of the Year and 2013 Yale Distinguished Music Educator.

 

 

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