The Mountain Eagle
Whitesburg KY

Compton chosen for trip to Germany



Dr. Renae Compton has returned from a 12-day trip to GarmischPartenkirchen, German.

She was selected to be part of an international group of music teachers to develop music standards for the Department of Defense Education Activity.

Dr. Compton lives in Elizabethtown and is the band director at Fort Knox High School. She was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1993, and received her undergraduate degree in music education from Morehead State University, her master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and her doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky.

She specializes in cooperative learning for performing ensembles and her dissertation on the subject has been downloaded more than 300 times since its completion in 2014. Dr. Compton has presented at state and national music education conferences and was recently chosen to present her research at an international music conference.

She is the daughter of Ann Compton of Whitesburg and the late Charles Compton, Neon. Her grandparents are the late Elisha and Lorena Rogers, Whitesburg, and Morgan and Margarett Compton, Neon.

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