Deborah K. Rausch
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
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
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.
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
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