Everyone is a STAR in MUSIC
Phone: (618) 632-3335 (Evans) & (618) 632-3621 (Schaefer)
Degrees and Certifications:
MM -- Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ BA in Music -- Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Ms. Carrie Crago
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE-- I am currently the K-5 General Music teacher for the LaVerna Evans Elementary School and the K-4 General Music teacher for the Marie Schaefer Elementary School. This is my 30th year teaching general music for District 90. During my time in the district, I have taught in all 5 of the elementary schools -- 15 years at Kampmeyer, 2 years at Moye, 27 years at Hinchcliffe, 3 years at Schaefer, and 13 years at Evans. Previously, I taught one year in West Washington County School Distric #10 where I taught K-8 General Music in the Okawville, Addieville, and Johannisburg Grade Schools. I have also worked in church music ministry for over 40 years and currently serve in the Music Ministry of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, Illinois.
EDUCATION -- My graduate education was at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona where I graduated with a Master of Music in Accompanying and Coaching. My undergraduate education was at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (piano performance). The degree included minors in 1) German, and 2) Church Music (with emphasis on organ and voice).
LEISURE -- Growing up in a career Air Force family, I had the privilege of living and traveling to many places both overseas and stateside. I still travel every time I get the chance -- one of my favorite things is getting in the car and exploring the back roads of this beautiful country in which we live! I love studying, reading history, and learning about other places. This fits great with Music because in studying and learning about music, you can't help but learn about history and other places and cultures. My relaxation is working outside in my flower gardens and swimming.