String Faculty

Sara Calderon

Violin & Viola Faculty

Mrs. Calderon is not available during the summer 2017 session

Mrs. Calderon is a recent graduate from Western Michigan University with a bachelors degree in Music Education and endorsements in instrumental music education and Secondary English. She is in her third year as a Middle and Elementary school orchestra teacher in Dubuque Community Schools. Mrs. Calderon is...

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Rebecca Payne

Violin & Viola Faculty

Miss Payne is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelors degree in Instrumental Music Education.  During her time there she studied viola with Dr. Julia Bullard and Dr. Michael Kimber.  Miss Payne is a member of Clarke Strings and performs on viola and violin in community ensembles such as the Waterloo Westminster Presbyterian Cantata Orchestra, and...

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Tracey Rush

Violin & Viola Faculty

Mrs. Rush teaches orchestra at Roosevelt Middle School and is conductor of the Dubuque Community String Orchestra. She has a BS in Music Education from Bob Jones University and a Masters of Music from UNI. Mrs. Rush has served as principal violist with the Mississippi Valley Philharmonic and a member of the Dubuque String Quartet.

Mrs. Rush also teaches composition...

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Katie Massingill

Violin Faculty

Mrs. Massingill has a BSBA in Computer Information Systems from Thomas Edison State College.  While she isn't a musician by degree, she has the passion and experience. She has played in the UW-Platteville Orchestras and Symphonietta, and during her time at UW-P she had the privilege of studying under the Israeli born cellist, Benjamin Shapira, who studied under the...

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Brianna Tieskotter

Violin & Viola Faculty

Miss Tieskotter graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and is certified to teach K-5 and 5-12 Music Education in Iowa. She recently finished her first year as an Itinerant Elementary school orchestra teacher in Dubuque Community Schools and is excited to be teaching in Dubuque.

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Kyle Geesey

Cello Faculty

Kyle Geesey is finishing his Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa. He has completed his course work and will be student teaching in Fall 2017. An active performer, Kyle enjoys working in pit orchestras and has played in the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as several honors orchestras that have taken him as far as Carnegie...

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Andrew Geyssens

Bass & Bass Guitar Faculty

Mr. Geyssens teachers double bass and bass guitar at the Northeast Iowa School of Music. He also is the Director of Orchestras at Dubuque Senior High School and the Director of the Dubuque Youth Philharmonia. Previously, he taught 5-12th grade orchestra in Marshalltown, Iowa.

An active classical and jazz bassist, Mr. Geyssens performs throughout Eastern Iowa and...

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Mike Jozefowicz

Bass Faculty

Mike Jozefowicz graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in music education having both a vocal and an instrumental major.  In 1971 he earned his Master’s Degree in teaching music.  String bass was Mike’s original instrument, but one that he never had opportunity to teach until retirement. When NISOM opened, new opportunities...

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Upcoming Events

May
19
2018
Student Recitals

Free Student Performances
Saturday, May 19
9:30AM, 11AM, and 1PM

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Jun
06
2018
ChamberFest Dubuque Workshop

Led by Michael Gilbertson & Friends
Wednesday, June 6, 5:30-7PM
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Jun
07
2018
ChamberFest Dubuque Concert

Featuring Michael Gilbertson & Friends
Thursday, June 7, 7PM
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10
2018
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