String Faculty

Brianna Tieskotter

Violin and 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 sixth 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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Tracey Rush

Violin and Viola Faculty

Tracey Rush taught 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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Julie Sonne

Cello Faculty

A passionate and accomplished young musician and performer, cellist Julie Sonne has toured worldwide and performed as soloist with the Buffalo Suzuki Strings Advanced Performance Ensemble. She held the position of principle cellist with the University of Florida Orchestra for two years and has played with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra.

In the spring of 2016 Julie...

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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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