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Terry Strandt


Terry Strandt

Title: Chair and Professor of Music and Media Arts
Department: Music
Location: Chicago
School/Area: Undergraduate
Position: Teaching
Start Date: August 1985

Personal Information:

Terry Strandt is a bass-baritone who received degrees in Music Education, Voice Performance, and Music History. He has been teaching applied voice and related courses as well as music history since 1982, first at Montana State University and then at MBI. Many of Dr. Strandt’s former students have won national and regional competitions and are active as full-time music ministers, opera singers, missionaries, and teachers. Terry has also maintained an active performance career with regional opera companies in Arizona, New York, Montana, and more recently, with Music of the Baroque, the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Chicago Choral Artists.

Educational Background:

BMus, MMus, University of Arizona
DMA, Eastman School of Music


  • “Abuse It and Lose It.” The Moody Handbook of Preaching, Ed. John Koessler. Chicago: Moody, 2008.

Professional/Personal Interests:

Dr. Strandt has directed comprehensive church music programs in several Chicagoland churches and has mentored dozens of college students in the process. Terry and his wife, Christine have three grown children and reside in Elmhurst, Illinois.


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