Mandan News

Schock named to music teacher hall of fame


Nyla Schock, left, poses with Chris Harvey, an NDMEA board member, which is the committee that elected Schock to the Music Educators Hall of Fame. Harvey, a Mandan native and music teacher at Hazen Public Schools, is a former student of Schock's. Submitted photo


Nyla Schock, a retired Lewis & Clark Elementary School music teacher, was inducted into the North Dakota Music Educators Hall of Fame by the North Dakota Music Educators Association on March 30.

Schock taught elementary music in the Mobridge South Dakota Public Schools for five years and in the Mandan Public Schools for 28 years until her retirement in 2004. She has held a part-time music faculty position at the University of Mary for 6six years and has taught children’s music classes for Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre in Bismarck for six years.

Schock has also served as a music clinician and adjudicator for elementary music festivals around the state. She continues to teach private piano and performs as an accompanist or soloist.

Schock, a native of Elgin, received a bachelor of science degree from Dickinson State University with a double major in elementary music and elementary education. She received a master of music education from the University of North Dakota in August 1986.