Children's Division Clinician

Marion R. Latimer

Marion R. Latimer is currently an instructor of music education specializing in elementary music teaching methods. Ms. Latimer attended Wichita State University where she earned a BME in 1976 and taught in the Wichita public schools for thirty-one years.

She has participated in the Metropolitan Opera Guild Creating Original Opera for Children and the Wichita State University Arts in Culture Project: Integrating the Arts.  Through her efforts as co-founder and vocal music director of the Buckner Performing Arts Elementary School in Wichita, Ms. Latimer received the Good Apple Award and the Team Project Award from the Wichita Public Schools.

In addition to her work as an educator, Ms. Latimer has been active as a youth and children’s choir director. She has performed widely as a soprano soloist and as a soloist and performing member of the Wichita Chamber Chorale, Kansas’ premier professional choral ensemble.  Ms. Latimer has directed numerous Honor Choirs and has led her students to create and perform original material in connection with Wichita State University, Kansas Arts Partners, and the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York City, New York. Her students have been featured at the regional Music Educators National Conference convention in Kansas City, and her work with them has been showcased on three separate occasions at the Kansas State Department of Education/Kansas Staff Development Council annual conference. Most recently, she directed the Kansas Music Educators Association North Central District Honor Choir, and the Kansas Music Educators Association Northwest District Honor Choir. In the spring of 2007, the Kansas Music Educators Association recognized Ms. Latimer as the 2007 Kansas Outstanding Music Educator. 

Children's Division Info

Children's Dean

Kim O'Leary


Register your child for Music & Arts Week Children's Division if he/she is entering grades 3-7. Children who are entering the 7th grade have the option of registering for the Children's Division or the Youth Division.


Theory, Art, Signing, Newspaper, Handbells, Drama, Dance, and possibly others.

Note: Art requires an extra fee of $15

What to bring

Bible, good attitude, comfy clothes and shoes, bug spray, toiletries, towels, sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket), pillow, swim suit, sunscreen, and paper and pencil. You can also bring other items for classes such as a musical instrument or a camera. You need to bring appropriate clothes and shoes if you want to participate in the ropes course, hiking, canoeing, or other outdoor activities during free-time. Children will wear jeans or denim shorts with the camp t-shirt for the concert.