LSC-Tomball Professor Selected as AP Exam Reader

Published on: May 27, 2011

Dr. Cheryl Bates, a professor and the director of the Music program at Lone Star College-Tomball, will be among a select group of educators from across the country to read and score Advanced Placement (AP) exams in Music Theory June 12-18 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Through the AP program, high school students can take rigorous, college-level courses and receive college credit upon earning a score of 3 or higher on the exams. Bates was chosen as an AP Reader for her exceptional credentials and experience as both a high school and college-level music instructor. She has taught music since 1986.

Bates, a Houston resident, joined the LSC-Tomball faculty in August 2000. She is also the faculty advisor for the Music Club. Bates holds a bachelorís in music theory from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., a masterís degree in music education from the University of Houston (UH) and a doctorate in musical arts from UH.

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With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for Spring 2011 and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges: LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Tomball; six centers; LSC-University Park; LSC-University Center at Montgomery; LSC-University Center at University Park; Lone Star Corporate College; and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.