Graduate Student Spotlights

Peter Douskalis

Music Education

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I chose to study Music Education at NYU Steinhardt because I know that NYU is the best. I want to get the best education possible so that I can get a prestigious job in my field. NYU Steinhardt is where I feel that education is possible to obtain.
A book I would never sell:
Music Matters by David Elliot
My inspiration is:
my girlfriend Stefanie Sintakis, who I plan to marry
Something I collect:
CD's
Why I went to Graduate School:
To get a higher education in my field
The best gift I've ever received:
tickets to an ice hockey game
The longest paper I've ever written:
A 25 page music education philosophy paper for Dr. David Elliot's "Basic Concepts in Music and Music Education" class
The professor who influenced me the most:
Dr. Robert Larson, my undergraduate advisor at the Conservatory of Shenandoah University
My favorite coffee:
Frappe - Greek Iced Coffee
If I could take a year off I would:
travel eastern Europe and the Balkans
My secret passion is:
cooking
The best invention ever is:
the guitar

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Centreville, Virginia. 30 minutes out of Washington DC
What are your plans after you graduate?
To continue living and working in New York, after a nice celebratory vacation
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Record deal with Shenandoah Records. Sponsorship with Rocktron Technology. Sponsorship with GHS Strings.
Community Service and Other Activities:
Traditional Greek Dance Classes