Deidre Racoma, Director of Programs – Curriculum and Professional Development, received her Bachelors of Music Education & Masters in Teaching from Manhattanville College. Her public and private school teaching experience in New York City included Pre-K through High School. She taught General Music, Middle and High School choir as well as directing musical productions. She most recently worked at Education Through Music in New York City. She served as both a field supervisor and most recently as an assistant program director. She has performed with groups in the Rainbow Room and has served as music director at her church.