SHARI EDWARDS resides in North Little Rock with husband, Andy, and three sons. Shari was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and public relations with a minor in music education from Ouachita Baptist University. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Pruet School of Christian Studies and on the Board of Alumni for Ouachita where her two oldest sons are enrolled as students. Before her current job as a stay-home mom, Shari enjoyed a career in Sales and Marketing with the Capital Hotel in Little Rock. She is active in her church, community, and sons’ schools. As an accomplished pianist, Shari enjoys opportunities to freelance as an accompanist and vocal coach, and she seeks out opportunities for consulting, speaking, and writing. Shari is already hard at work for the ASO, having served as Co-Chair of Designers for the 2011 ASO Designer House and currently serves as Chair of Public Relations for the ASO Guild.
GEORGE KECK retired in 2011 after 42 years as professor of music at Ouachita Baptist University where he taught music history and piano. A native of Rogers and a life-long resident of Arkansas, he attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Iowa. Now that George is retired he plans to read, travel, and volunteer for causes that he has not had time for in the past, including the ASO. George and wife, Ouida, reside in Little Rock and Arkadelphia and have been season subscribers to the ASO since the 1960s. George's first job for the Guild is to prepare bios of new members for Guild Notes.
GAIL DAVIS was formerly a member of the ASO Guild and even served as treasurer. Gail declares that she thoroughly enjoyed her association with the organization and especially enjoyed the program Orchestra & You in the schools. So she may be familiar to many of our members, and she clearly is a dependable worker. Gail received a Bachelor of Music Education degree with emphasis in piano and voice from UALR and a Master of Education from UALR in Teaching the Severely and Profoundly Handicapped. As a consultant to intensive outpatient psychiatric programs, Gail traveled throughout the United States. She and husband, David, are native Arkansans but lived in Texas and Nashville before returning to Little Rock in 1999. In the past ten years, Gail served on the Board and as President of the Board for Women & Children First, as President of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary (currently serving as treasurer), and as Elder in the Presbyterian Church.