Louise Weiss

Louise Weiss

Associate Professor of Music; Department Chair of Music

Year Started at GC: 1988
Phone: 618.664.6572
Email: louise.weiss@greenville.edu
Areas of Responsibility:

Music Education and Music Theory courses:
MUTH 103 Music Theory 1
MUTH 103E Ear Training/Sight Singing 1
MUTH 104 Music Theory 2
MUTH 104E Ear Training/Sight Singing 2
MUED 281 String Methods Class
MUED 292 Woodwind Methods Class
MUED 322 Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques
MUED 357 Elementary Music Methods
MUAP 111-412A Applied Flute
EDU 360 Secondary Music Methods
MUAP 101 Class Piano 1
MUAP 102 Class Piano 2


Master of Music Education, Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville, 1996
Bachelor of Music Education, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, 1979

Louise Weiss is an Associate Professor of Music, serves as the chair of the music department, is the Associate Moderator of the Faculty, and is the program coordinator for the Music Education degree.  She obtained the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and the Master of Music Education degree also from SIUE, as well as additional studies from SIU Carbondale, Berkely School of Music, and VanderCook School of Music.  

Louise is certified to teach K-12 music and taught music in the Greenfield IL School District, and the Mulberry Grove School District (8 years total) before coming to Greenville College.  She beings her 29th year at GC with roles varying from booking student ministry groups to classroom teaching in class piano, theory and aural skills, music education classes, directing the band, instrumental conducting, and teaching applied flute, piano, saxophone and various woodwind ensembles.

About Louise Weiss

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

I love working with theory students, but my passion is watching my music education students progress through 4 years of training and then go out to influence music students in the public schools.

What attracted you to the Music Department, and how do you use it outside of the classroom?

After graduating from SIUE in 1979 with a bachelor of music education degree, I taught band and choir for 2 years in Greenfield Illinois. I moved to the Greenville area in 1981 to teach music in the Mulberry Grove school district and began adjunct teaching at Greenville College in 1984.
I have taught private lessons, adjudicated music contests, served in church music, and served as a clinician in school districts in addition to my formal classroom teaching.

Professional Affiliations

Kappa Delta Pi;
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors;
National Association of Professional Women;
Music Educators National Conference;
Music Teachers National Association.

Related Experiences

1995-2013 - Assistant Professor of Music, Greenville College, Greenville, IL
Spring 2012 - Interim Music Department Chair
2013-present - Associate Professor of Music, Greenville College
2014-present -  Associate Chair, Music Department, Greenville College

Beginning class piano; music theory/ear training/sight singing; elementary music methods; secondary music methods; woodwind methods; applied piano; applied flute; applied woodwinds; flute ensemble; woodwind quintet; student teacher supervision; string methods; chorale; instrumental rehearsal techniques

1988-1995 - Associate, Music Department, Greenville College, Greenville, IL

Booked eight student ministry groups per year; taught beginning class piano; concert band; applied flute; applied woodwinds; flute ensemble

1981-1987 - Music teacher, Mulberry Grove Unit District No. 1, Mulberry Grove, IL

Band grades 4-12, chorus grades 6-12, general music K-6

1979-1981 - Music teacher, Greenfield Unit District No. 10, Greenfield, IL

Band grades 4-12, chorus grades 6-12

1975-present - Private instructor; piano, flute, guitar 


  • Who's Who of American Women
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • Sterling Achievement Award Winner, Beta Iota Chapter, Mu Phi Epsilon
  • Student activities honor society
  • Phi Kappa Phi honor society
  • Beta Iota Chapter Junior Award Winner

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