Phone: (580) 331-8965
Teresa Segress joined the Palen Music team in 2017 after 30 years of teaching. She was the Director/Beginning Woodwind teacher at Clinton Middle School in Clinton, OK for 17 years and served as Director of Bands for Clinton High School for 8 years, directing the Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. During her time in Clinton, the bands doubled in size and were consistently OSSAA Sweepstakes and Outstanding Achievement winners. In 2012, she accepted a position at Chaffin Junior High in Fort Smith, Arkansas. After becoming Director of Bands at Chaffin, she conducted the 9th Grade Band and taught Beginning Woodwind classes. Under her direction, the Chaffin 9th Grade Band was chosen to perform as an honor group for the Arkansas All-State Convention, the first 9th grade band to be selected. She also maintained a private clarinet studio for many years. She holds degrees in Music Education and an MME in Clarinet Performance. In 1995, Teresa was chosen as the “Band Director of the Year” for Southwest Oklahoma, and in 2009 was named as an Exemplary Teacher by the Oklahoma Music Educator’s Association and the Oklahoma Bandmasters “ Oklahoma Band Director of the Year”. She lives in Broken Arrow with her husband, Terry Segress who is a retired Music/Jazz Educator of 50 years. She has one son, Myles who is an instrument repair tech and 4 dogs, Benny, Basie, Oscar and Ella. Her hobbies include reading, gardening and cooking.