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Terrisa Ziek

Terrisa Ziek

Instructor of Music
Clinical Instructor of Music

Campus Box 4029

Building Beach Music Hall

Room 117

  • 620-341-5067

Department of Music
Box 4029
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087

Music education, horn

Terrisa Ziek has been a member of the music faculty at Emporia State University since 1997, where she teaches the Horn Studio. Her classroom specialties include Introduction to Music Studies, Brass Methods, Foundations of Music Education, Integrating Music in the Elementary Classroom, and assisting in the supervision of student teachers. Ms. Ziek completed a Master of Library Science (MLS) at ESU’s School of Library and Information Management in 2018.

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with applied areas of study in horn and cello, Terrisa served as an Elementary Music Specialist with the Derry Area School District (PA) for seven years. Terrisa performed with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (PA) as a cellist from 1982 to 1995. After moving to Kansas, she completed her Master of Music from Emporia State University, with applied horn study at the University of Kansas.

Ms. Ziek maintains an active performance schedule, both as a soloist and ensemble performer. She is a member of the Mid-America Woodwind Quintet, Flint Hills Brass Quintet and has performed in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico and China. She has studied horn with Jack Scandrett (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), David Bushouse (University of Kansas), and the late Louis Stout (University of Michigan). Her students have gone on to become successful music educators, performers, music therapists, and collegiate administrators.

A member of the International Horn Society, she served for 17 years as the organization's Kansas Representative for the Mid-South Region. Terrisa is a Conn-Selmer Artist, and performs on a C.G. Conn Vintage 8D Horn. Follow the ESU Horn Studio on @ESUHorns.