Children’s Choir Director (Marti)

Marti Bessenger

Marti Bessinger

Marti Bessinger serves as FUMC’s organist, sacred music coordinator, and children’s choir director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Music Therapy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Oklahoma. Her children’s choirs are trained through a unique process know as Orff Schulwerk. She received her Orff Schulwerk certification from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and has advanced Orff training from George Mason University in Virginia and Southern Methodist University Dallas.  She is an adjunct instructor at SWOSU here in Weatherford where she teaches courses utilizing the Orff approach.