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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 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