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Joliet Township High School Orchestra Director Peter Lipari Recognized by VanderCook College of Music

September 28, 2016 11:42 AM

Joliet Township High School Orchestra Director Peter Lipari was recently recognized by VanderCook College of Music for his influence on the next generation of music educators. Mr. Lipari is the conductor of the JTHS Strings, Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia at JTHS.  

 A JTHS alumna and former student of Mr. Lipari, Jenna DiSandro, nominated Lipari for the recognition, identifying him as a teacher who greatly impacted her life.

 “VanderCook College of Music, being the only institution in the nation solely devoted to music education, holds your work as a music teacher in its highest regard,” wrote Dr. Charles T. Menghini, President of the VanderCook College of Music. “Thank you for your support of Jenna and the inspiration you provide to all your students.”

About Joliet Township High School Orchestras

Joliet Township High Schools have three distinct orchestras; the JTHS Strings, the Philharmonia (an advanced chamber ensemble), and the Symphony Orchestra (an ensemble meeting outside the school day which includes woodwinds, brass, and percussion players from both Central and West campuses).  Each orchestra performs at various times and locations throughout the year. The one common thread connecting our three orchestra groups: the musicians, their excellent performances, and their dedication. To learn more, please visit jths.org.

About VanderCook College of Music
VanderCook College of Music is the only institution in the United States that focuses exclusively on music teacher education and was one of the three original institutions to offer such a degree in instrumental music teacher education in 1928. The school is located in Chicago, IL. More information about VanderCook College of Music can be found at



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