Gerard Stokes is currently the Music Education Specialist at Whitesville Elementary School. Prior to this position, Gerard served as General Music specialist at R.E. Davis Elementary School, Director of choral and instrumental studies at Mayewood Middle School, Assistant Director of Bands at Crestwood High School, and Jazz Studies director at Crestwood High School. He has 16 years of teaching experience in the public school system (11 years teaching band in both middle and high school, 6 years teaching middle school chorus, 9 years teaching general music). Gerard is a multi-instrumentalist who began his music learning journey at the age of 6 on the alto horn and trombone at his place of worship. During his experiences as one of the leaders in the worship band, he learned all of the brass and woodwind instruments. Gerard now serves as the Chapter President for the Lowcountry chapter of The American Orff-Schulwerk Association and has presented to an international audience about the applications of children’s literature in music education.

Degrees and Certifications
BS Music Education – South Carolina State University
ME Administration and Supervision – Southern Wesleyan University
Orff Level 1

Professional Associations
American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Pi Kappa Lambda
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated

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