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Music Teacher Education

Music Faculty

Carrie Provost

Student Teacher Supervisor

Carrie Provost earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and a master’s degree in music education from Northern Illinois University. Provost has been a member of the string faculty in Wheaton-Warrenville School District 200 for the past 28 years, teaching at Franklin Middle School and formerly at four feeder elementary schools. Provost was a finalist for the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999, was awarded the Illinois ASTA School Teacher of the year in 2010, and received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the New 200 Foundation for 2011-2012. She has served on the conducting faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Music Clinic. Provost is a frequent adjudicator at contests, as well as a guest conductor for orchestra festivals. She served on the board of the Illinois Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and is the assistant concertmaster of the DuPage Symphony Orchestra.

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