Title: Music Educator (Retired)
Location: Avondale, Arizona, United States
Retired as a Music Educator, Marilyn Sonmor has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.
Ms. Sonmor has worked tirelessly throughout her career to instill a passion and ability to both perform and understand music as an educator. She began teaching in the field in the late 1950s, starting her career as a teacher for the Mesquite Independent School District. In the 1960s, she moved into a professor role at the Dallas Bible College before joining the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society as a missionary, where she was stationed in the Philippines from 1965 to 1975. During her time in the country, Ms. Sonmor also taught at the Conservative Baptist Bible College of the Philippines.
Upon returning to the United States, Ms. Sonmor accepted the roles of professor and dean of women at the Southwestern Conservative Baptist Bible College, now recognized as Arizona Christian University. In 1995, she retired from active professional pursuits. In the years since, Ms. Sonmor has been focused on writing and delivering her message through publications rather than music.
Having always been interested in music, Ms. Sonmor earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Northwestern in 1958. Following this accomplishment, she reconnected with her own academic pursuits with postgraduate music studies at Arizona State University in the 1980s. Furthermore, Ms. Sonmor earned a Masters of Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992.
In her current role as a writer, Ms. Sonmor recently published “Led by an Unseen Hand: A Legacy for the Next Generation” in 2017 with West Bow Press. Looking toward the future, she endeavors to continue cementing her ideas into words.
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