Terri has been the accompanist for the Fort Smith Public Schools for 23 years. In addition to her work with the school system, she is the staff accompanist for the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith (UAFS) Department of Music, working with the University Chorale, Women’s Chorus, Jazz Band, and Jazz Catz. She accompanies junior and senior recitals, studio classes, weekly recitals, and private lessons. Terri also provides piano accompaniment for many other organizations and events including the Fort Smith Young Actors Guild, the UAFS Academy of the Arts, local churches, community recitals, and solo and ensemble contests.
Terri and her husband, Don are co-founders of New Song Music Company, through which they publish their original musical compositions. Together, they have written numerous solos, vocal choruses, and background tracks for ensemble, jazz band, and vocal ensemble music. Terri and Don have written and produced several background tracks of familiar hymns used for instrumental performances. Their latest and most extensive work is “Jazz Suite: A Retrospective,” a 12-movement jazz piece for symphony orchestra.
Terri is a member of the Don Bailey Jazz Combo.