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Meet Deb Mackenzie

  • Master of Music/Piano Performance and Pedagogy

My name is Deb MacKenzie, and I teach in the Music Department at Ripon College, as well as accompany all ensembles, juries and recitals. I have degrees from the University of Iowa (B.M. Music/Music Therapy) and UW-Madison (M.M. Piano Performance and Pedagogy). I enjoy watching students progress in their fields of study, and love watching their growth. I am married with four children, a son-in-law and a grandson.


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I'm excited to be the Faculty Advisor for Mu Phi Epsilon, a co-ed international, music fraternity.

Briefly tell us about a significant experience you’ve had at Ripon.

I’m excited to be the Faculty Advisor for Mu Phi Epsilon, a co-ed international, music fraternity.

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Always be flexible.

Three words that best describe your teaching style.

Always be flexible.

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I worked as a nanny in New York City for summers during my undergrad studies.

What is something your students would be surprised to learn about you?

I worked as a nanny in New York City for summers during my undergrad studies.



Recent News Updates

Jessica Jensen, left, and Deb MacKenzie

Jessica Jensen, Deb MacKenzie to present faculty recital April 23

A recital with Adjunct Professor of Music Jessica Jensen, trumpet, and Visiting Instructor of Music Deb MacKenzie, piano, will be presented Saturday, April 23, at […]

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Bryan, MacKenzie perform online recital for art song festival

Assistant Professor of Music Erin Bryan, soprano, and Visiting Instructor of Music Deb MacKenzie, piano, were invited to present a recital as part of the […]

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Students to present musical recital Tuesday morning

Students of the Ripon College Department of Music will perform a recital Tuesday, Dec. 3. The performance will begin at 11:15 a.m. in Demmer Recital […]