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Deborah Peot

BME DePaul University
BM DePaul University
MME University of Illinois

Courses Taught
Orchestral Literature
Elementary Instrumental Methods
Student Teaching Seminar
Conducting for Music Educators
Strings I for Music Educators
Foundations of Teaching and Learning I

Deborah Peot was the orchestra director for the Libertyville School District 70 orchestra program for eight years, prior to coming to DePaul. The program included 190 string students in grades 4-8, from four elementary schools and a middle school. The program boasts six orchestras, including a very active Strolling Strings Group and a full symphony orchestra. Mrs. Peot received a bachelor's degree in music education and another in violin performance from DePaul University and went on to receive a master's degree from the University of Illinois in Music Education. Mrs. Peot has conducted twice at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In 2000, the Highland Middle School Orchestra was asked to be the clinic orchestra for a session with Dr. Sandra Dackow, and in 2004, Peot was a guest conductor with the Libertyville High School Orchestra for their performance at The Midwest Clinic. Mrs. Peot maintains a private violin studio, is very active as a performer with her string quartet and is a sub for many local symphonies. She also serves as an adjudicator and clinician for many music competitions in the Chicago and suburban area.

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