String Faculty

Katie Massingill

Violin Faculty

Katie 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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Rebecca Payne

Violin & Viola Faculty

Rebecca 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. Ms. Payne has recently been appointed the new conductor of the Dubuque Community String Orchestra and is a member of Clarke Strings. She also enjoys playing in pit...

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Tracey Rush

Violin & Viola Faculty

Tracey Rush teaches orchestra at Roosevelt Middle School and recently retired as the founding conductor of the Dubuque Community String Orchestra after 20 years. She has a BS in Music Education from Bob Jones University and a Masters of Music from UNI. She served many years as the principal violist of the Dubuque Symphony and is a veteran chamber music player.


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Brianna Tieskotter

Violin & Viola Faculty

Brainna 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 fifth year as an Itinerant Elementary school orchestra teacher in Dubuque Community Schools. She plays violin in the Dubuque Community String Orchestra.

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Kyle Geesey

Cello Faculty

Kyle Geesey has his Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa and is the orchestra director at Waterloo East High School. 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 Hall.

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Andrew Geyssens

Bass Faculty

Andrew 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 Northeast Iowa School of Music...

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Upcoming Events

Fall Preschool Class

Preschooler’s Music 

For Ages 4-6
Mondays 1:00-1:30 PM
Starts on...

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NISOM Awarded $50,000 in Grants

We are excited to announce NISOM was recently awarded over $50,000 in...

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