MRS. TASONDRA WALICKE
Ms. Tasondra Huyck
Small instrumental & vocal ensembles
Most enjoyable aspects of your teaching ministry: Students are the best part of teaching! I love the uniqueness of each individual and learning how to best impact each student.
What is the best part of teaching/working at Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls? The people that surround this organization - the school and church community, students, and families - are the best part of teaching at Lutheran High!
What are your hobbies? I love spending time with my family and friends. I am very close with my siblings and their spouses and children, so I spend much of my free time with my nieces and nephews. I enjoy traveling and attending arts events, especially musical theatre productions and performances by professional ensembles. I regularly travel to Minneapolis, Denver, and Omaha to attend shows and concerts, but I also love attending local arts events at the Washington Pavilion, Orpheum Theatre, USF, Augustana, and SDSU.
Where else can we see you in the community? In addition to my duties at Lutheran High, I am the Clarinet and Saxophone Instructor at University of Sioux Falls and the Show Choir Band Director for the three show choirs at Roosevelt High School. I teach private instrumental lessons at Sioux Falls Lutheran School three mornings per week. I also teach several private lessons outside of school to middle and high school students from the community. I perform on clarinet regularly in Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities with the Sioux Falls Municipal Band, Sioux Empire Community Theater Orchestra, other small local ensembles, and as a soloist and recitalist.
What is your favorite Bible verse? Phil. 4:13 ~ " I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."
Tells us about your college education. I attended South Dakota State University in Brookings and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Music Education. I did three years of graduate work toward a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa.