Charmaine Purdy Coppom
Class of 1963
Hall of Honor 1988
As a performer and teacher, Charmaine Purdy Coppom has shared her musical talents with thousands of people.
Charmaine Purdy graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1963 with a music scholarship to Hastings College. She received her bachelor’s degree in vocal music education in 1967 and was elected “Outstanding Senior” and “Outstanding Performer.”
She earned a master’s degree in music history. In 1971, she joined the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where she is currently an associate professor of music. In 1987, she was recognized by the university’s president and by its chapter of Mortar Board for her excellent teaching.
The mezzo-soprano continues to perform and has won critical acclaim. She has been featured on regional television and radio broadcasts.