School of Music


Mr. Terry Chasteen  Terry Chasteen

Office Location: 122 Browne Hall
Office Phone: (309) 298-1400
Title: Associate Professor of Music in Voice or just Voice

Associate Professor of Music in Voice and Vocal Area Coordinator. Mr. Chasteen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from West Virginia Institute of Technology and the Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Indiana University School of Music. While completing the Master’s degree, Chasteen began his professional career that has taken him throughout the United States and to Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Active as both an operatic and concert soloist, he has performed with New Hampshire’s Opera North, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Memphis, Abilene Opera (TX), Longview Opera (TX), the West Virginia Symphony, the Huntington Symphony (WV), the Texas Baroque Ensemble, Plano Symphony (TX), Irving Symphony (TX), Valley Symphony Orchestra (McAllen, TX), and the Wausau Symphony (WI).

In addition, Terry was heard in recital on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Live from the Elvehjem series. Local and regional performances include appearances with Opera Illinois, the Peoria Bach Festival, the Galesburg Community Chorus, Nova Singers (Galesburg), the McDonough Choral Society, and the Southeast Iowa Symphony. His student's accomplishments at WIU include performing in lead roles in the University Opera Theatre main-stage and Opera on Wheels productions, as concert soloists with university ensembles, as winners of the School of Music Concerto Competition, as participants in international voice seminars in Italy and Germany (to date), and have been hired for professional engagements with Opera Illinois and the Muddy River Opera (Quincy). After completing degrees under his tutelage, students have been accepted into graduate programs at the Indiana University Jacob's School of Music, the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Illinois School of Music. WIU appointment: August 2000.