Congratulations to Nita Van Pelt, recipient of the Oberlin Conservatory Distinguished Music Education Alumna Award. Nita is an accomplished teacher in the strings and orchestra programs at Lakeridge High School and Lake Oswego High School.
After graduating from Oberlin College with B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Music Education, Nita went on to become the director of bands and orchestral programs for grades 4-12 in Elyria, Ohio before joining the Lake Oswego family.
Nita is an active member of the Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). In addition to teaching and conducting youth orchestras, she is an active clarinetist with the Oregon Symphonic Band and the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra.
We are fortunate to have talented faculty members like Nita who are committed to nurturing a passion for the arts in local students.