I’m Tracey King, founder and director of King School of Music, and my history with American Guild of Music (AGM) has been quite an adventure! I began AGM participation with students in 1991, and joined the Board of Directors in 2002. My students have repeatedly won NAICs and All-Around Awards in Voice and Piano. My personal credentials include: Bachelor of Arts in Music (Cleveland State University/Spring Arbor University, 1980); Forty-three years of teaching privately (piano/vocal); and founder of King School of Music (27 years in 2017).
I have served as: Recording Secretary from 2002- 2010; Treasurer 2009-2014; Co-Secretary (communications) 2010-2016; and President from 2016 to present. I have had the privilege of creating the first Vocal test list with assistance from my former student Adriane Galea who subsequently became a board member, along with updating the piano and vocal sight-reading test lists, etc. I accompany (and occasionally direct) the National Convention Choir.
I have enjoyed presenting awards and watching the excited faces of young students as they proudly collect them! I have seen the confidence and joys that the AGM competition instills in my students. I also cherish the friendships made at competitions with fellow teachers and their students, and the lifelong friends I have made with other board members! I believe that AGM is a great experience for all!