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Deborah K. Rausch

Education:​​

Master of Music at University of South Dakota - Vermillion, SD (vocal)                   Studying voice with Dr. Frank Aiello

Bachelor of Music Education at Northern State University - Aberdeen,  SD

(double major: vocal & instrumental + minor in Drama)
Studying voice with Dr. John Berggren
Studying flute, clarinet & tenor sax with Dr. James Gay
Studying piano with Dr. John Fischer
Studying piano pedagogy with Dr. Alyce Berggren


Suzuki Training:
Colorado Suzuki Institute & Lincoln Suzuki Institute, NE.
Flute with June Warhoftig, Pandora Bryce, David Gerry, Deborah    

Kemper, and Mr. Toshio Takahashi
Penny Whistle with Mary Beth Norris
Piano with Franscois Pierredon, Mary Craig Powell, Fay Adams,

Dr. Doris Leland Harrel, Doris Koppelman, and Dr. Ray Landers

Teaching Experience:
6-12 Band assistant Milbank Public Schools currently

Rushmore Music Camp Flute and Drama Improv currently

2-6 Elementary Music Ortonville Public Schools 1 yr

K-6 General Music St. Lawrence Catholic School Milbank 2 yrs.

Band/Vocal Omaha Catholic Schools 2 yrs
Band/Vocal in Sioux Falls Catholic Schools 6 yrs.
Band Director in Canton, SD 7 yrs.
Private Studio since 1984.


Performing:
Director of Mystery Dinner Theater in Milbank

20+musicals & operas

Vocal soloist- SDSymphony 3 times under Maestro Henry Charles Smith

SD Symphonic Choir and Omaha Symphonic Choir

147th Army Band- Flute & Tenor Sax 

Regional MTNA vocal finalist

Soprano in Opera Omaha

Soprano in the Verdi Requiem at Carnegie Hall, NY.

Summer stock Theater in Petosky, MI (2 summers)

Mitchell City Band- Flute and Vocal Soloist

Accompanist for Band Contest
Vocal and Flute at area churches and community events

Vocal and Flute Clinician and adjudicator

Composer:
Children's Musicals- write scripts and compose music

Piano and Flute Music

Professional Organizations past & present:
Pi Kappa Lambda

Sigma Alpha Iota

American Federation of Musicians

Music Teachers National Assoc. (Past President of Sioux Falls Chapter)
Suzuki Association of the Americas

National Flute Association 

National Federation of Adjudicators

National Federation of Music Clubs- Rausch Rainbows

Piano Guild