Mrs. Rebecca Petrik, Instructor
Music Education, Private Voice, Beginning Guitar, Student Teacher Advisor
MME, St. Thomas University
BA in Music Education, Michigan State University
Phone: 701 858 3837
Rebecca Petrik is the Music Education Specialist in the Division of Music at MSU. She teaches music and elementary education music methods courses, music theory fundamentals, guitar, and applied voice. She also serves as the University Supervisor for all music education student teachers and as the advisor for the collegiate chapter of NAfME.
Mrs. Petrik holds a BA from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, an MA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and is presently pursuing her PHD at UND, Grand Forks, ND. Before joining the Division of Music in 2008, she taught every level of vocal music from preschool to adults.
Mrs. Petrik continues her work with young singers by adjudicating North Dakota's regional and state music festivals, directing honor choirs throughout the region, and serving as voice faculty at International Music Camp. She is the Artistic Director of the Western Plains Children's Choirs - engaging young singers in one of three choirs spanning ages 9 to 16. As the director of the 5th- 7th grade ensemble (WPCC), she also mentors pre-service music educators through a program known as Choral Educator's Early Experience.
She is an active member of American Choral Directors of America, National Association for Music Education, and American Orff-Schulwerk Association.