Degrees and Certifications:
MM Music Education - Northern Illinois University MA Educational Administration - Northern Illinois University BA Music Education - University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Mr. Ronald Velleuer
Mr. Velleuer holds a Master’s degree in both Music Education and Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in music education and has been teaching in the public schools for 25 years. Mr. Velleuer taught in Lake Zurich, Barrington, and in 2001, joined the faculty at Deerfield High School where he teaches three curricular orchestras and a beginning guitar class. In 2009 Mr. Velleuer founded the Barrington Youth Orchestra, now in its 11th season, and became the director of the Barrington Music Institute in 2015.
Under his direction, Mr. Velleuer’s groups have produced 7 recording projects, been featured on WFMT’s Introductions program, and completed performing tours across the United States, Europe and Israel. He has been nominated three times to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and was awarded the “My Most Inspirational Teacher” award by the Distinguished Citizens Society International of Greater Chicago in 2006. In addition to his skill as a teacher and conductor, Mr. Velleuer is an accomplished trumpeter, violinist, pianist, and vocalist. He lives in Barrington together with his wife and four children and is actively involved in the music ministries of the Village Church of Barrington.