Trent Teske is in his 7th year of teaching, 1st year working at Northside Elementary in Geneseo, IL as a General Music Teacher. He is also in his first year as Music Director at First Congregational Church in Moline, Illinois where he oversees music selection and performances as well as directs the congregation’s Church Choir.
Before coming to the Quad Cities, Mr. Teske attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree. He then started teaching 6-12 Vocal Music at Forest City Community School District in Forest City, Iowa for 2 years, before taking over as Director of Choral Activities at Emmetsburg Community School District in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
He then attended The University of Iowa as a Graduate Teaching Assistant working towards a Master of Arts in Music Education, which he completed in 2022, while also working with the prep show choir “Showtime” and musical productions at Iowa City West High School.
Mr. Teske has directed many musical performances at the community and collegiate level as well as has directed and participated in numerous community and barbershop ensembles. He has also directed high school musicals, show choirs, jazz choirs and many other ensembles at the highest of qualities. In his free time, he loves attending Hawkeye football and basketball games, playing cards & board games, and spending time with family and friends.