Deborah Masloski

  • Assistant Professor of Music
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    Deborah Masloski has won competitions both here and abroad and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Chicago Civic Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony, Colorado Springs Orchestra, the UNC Symphony, the Carthage Wind Ensemble, and the Carthage Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed and given masterclasses throughout the United States, Europe, and China and has performed on WFMT radio as part of the Dame Myra Hess series.

    Dr. Masloski is an Assistant Professor of Music at Carthage College. Her students are competition winners and have been accepted into renowned music schools such as The Juilliard School, Oberlin College, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, and Rice University. She maintains a scholarly interest in performance, education, and the creative arts. She has been invited to speak at MTNA organizations across the country, and her research has been selected for presentation at National Conferences. Most recently, as an advocate for underrepresented composers, and her research on Women in Music was chosen for presentation at the National Conference in 2020.

    As part of the celebration of 150 Years of Women at Carthage, she performed Emma Lou Diemer’s Piano Concerto. Dr. Masloski teaches at Northwestern University, the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago for gifted pre-college musicians, and the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory. A committed educator, she founded and directed the Orchestra Program for Skokie school district 731/2 and has been a guest speaker at Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development. Along with her family, she has been active in performing and teaching music in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago. She has held teaching positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago State University, Lake Forest College, the Merit Music School, Jemez Summer Music in New Mexico and has been an artist in residence at California State University Chamber Music Festival. An active chamber musician, she performs with members of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera. She has been a member of the Testore Trio, the Galliard Trio, the Morgana Quartet and performs with daughters Michaela and Annamarie Wellems. A sought after collaborator, Ms. Masloski has appeared in concert with leading artists across the country.

    Dr. Masloski is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she received a master’s degree in performance. Her teachers included Nadia Reisenberg, Herbert Stessin, David Dubal, and David Diamond. She received her doctoral degree from Northwestern University where her research examined the influence of social and religious trends on piano literature. While at Northwestern, she coached and performed for the Opera productions and taught chamber music. Her primary teachers included David Kaiserman, Peter Webster, and John Buccheri. Her formal training began at the Mozart Conservatory in Germany. As a recipient of the Presidential and Goodbrod Scholarships, she received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Northern Colorado. She took summer studies at the Aspen Music School and early music studies at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.

    Dr. Masloski is President of the KRMTA, a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Chamber Music America, Pi Kappa Lambda, and is active as an adjudicator.

    • D.M.A — Piano Performance, Northwestern University

    • M.M. — The Juilliard School

    • B.M. — University of Northern Colorado
    • Applied Piano

    • Keyboard Skills I, II, III, IV

    • Popular Music in America

    • Music Theory

    • J-term Tanzania: Religion, Society and Culture

    • Chamber Music

    Women in Music - MTNA National Conference 2020
150 Years of Women at Carthage - Emma Lou Diemer Piano Concerto
Teaching the Classical Style - CVMTA