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Music Teacher Education

Music Faculty

Peter Jirousek


Peter Jirousek began teaching at VanderCook College of Music in 2009. Previously, he has taught at Elmhurst College and Notre Dame University. Mr. Jirousek received his Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Music Performance degree from Northwestern University. He lists among his teachers, Roger Rocco, Norman Schweikert, Richard Oldberg, Sharon Corbin, Harry Begian and Bruce Moss.

Peter served as principal horn in the South Bend Symphony for 14 seasons and as the Chicago Chamber Orchestra’s principal horn for 8 seasons. He has been second horn for the Northwest Indiana Symphony since 1990. He served as third horn in the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Grant Park Orchestra, and Lyric Opera of Chicago and for the Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra programs.

  • AM 111-412 Applied Horn
  • 514 B High Brass Techniques (Horn)


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