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Launch the recording with the embedded player below. Mrs. Pickett wrote her remembrances in two parts before recording them and they are available as one document for download above and to the right. A photograph, a pdf containing several photographs, and two additional written remembrances are linked below.


Bachelor of Music, IWU, 1950. According to the 1950 Wesleyana, she was a member of the Indee Women, Egas, Alpha Lambda Delta, Women's Chorus, Colleqiate Choir, University Chorus, Episcopoi, Sunday Evening Fellowship, Vesper Chairman, Vesper Organist, Park Hall President, and was in productions of "Faust" and "Of Thee I Sing."

Mrs. Pickett later attained the following additional accomplishments:

  • Master of Sacred Music, Union Theological Seminary, 1952
  • Choir Master degree, American Guild of Organists, 1956
  • Certified Church Musician, Presbyterian Association of Musicians, 1978

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Higher Education | Music Education

John and Wilberta Pickett .JPG (620 kB)
taken in 2017

Peggy Cummins and Wilberta.pdf (212 kB)
Contains photos of Peggy Cummins - one in 1932, one in 1997; Wilberta's graduation picture, 1950; and a photo of Wilberta and her brother when she was four years old in 1932 when she started piano lessons with Peggy Cummins.

Steve Gaston - In Memoriam.docx (13 kB)
Wesleyan Legacy- Post Scripts.docx (22 kB)