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Music Teacher Education

Music Faculty

Cynthia Krause

MMEd Project Advisor

Cindy Krause assists Dr. Rosenthal in teaching Introduction to Graduate Study, as well as advising numerous master’s projects.  After receiving her BMEd from Illinois Wesleyan University, Mrs. Krause earned her MMEd (2000) from VanderCook College of Music.

Mrs. Krause recently retired (2021) from Elmhurst CUSD205, where she taught band, Grades 4-8, as well as some strings, since 1995.  Her final 16 years were at Churchville MS, where she was credited with starting the first middle school jazz band (after school club) in the district.  She has also enjoyed accompanying middle school and high school students for the district’s solo festivals since 1994.

Mrs. Krause looks back with fondness at her earliest VanderCook connection, when she attended a VCM middle school band camp in the summers of 1970 and ’71 at North Central College (IL) and had H.E. Nutt as a band director and Vic Zajec as a sectional instructor (saxophone). She is proud of her master’s project (2000) contribution of helping to jump start the VCM archives.

  • 592 Introduction to Graduate Studies, Instructional Assistant


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