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Phone: 1.309.266.6522

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My ClassMusic Department

Mr Beutel

Mr Beutel

Vocal Music

About the Teacher

I was born in Darien, IL and lived there until I was five years old.  At that time my family moved to Central Illinois where I grew up in Tremont, just a few minutes away from Morton.  After high school I attended Bradley University where I graduated with a degree in Vocal Music Education in 2009.  I also graduated with my Master’s Degree in Music Education from Illinois State University in 2015.  When I am not at school, I am either with my wonderful wife Melissa or with my barbershop quartet, After Hours.  Melissa and I were married in 2009, and we are current Tremont residents.  We have two children, Lincoln and Gwendolyn, and they keep us busy!  Melissa and I also enjoy serving with our musical abilities at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Groveland, IL.  My quartet, After Hours, is the 2010 Illinois State Champion quartet, as well as an International Top 10 Medalist, currently ranked 3rd in the world.  We do quite a bit of touring on the weekends, throughout the country, and we have 3 studio albums.  We even have a website you can visit,  I absolutely love coming to work every day, working with the students at the Junior High.  I love watching them grow as musicians and singers, as well as young adults.  


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Phone - (309)266-6522

Mrs Fitzpatrick

Mrs Fitzpatrick

Band Director

Mrs. Fitzpatrick


About the Teacher

Mrs. Fitzpatrick earned her bachelors degree in music education from Bradley University and her masters in music education from Illinois State University. Along with directing the MJHS bands, she is the woodwind instructor for the MHS marching band.


Mission for the Class

To develop and enhance a musical community through independent musicianship, music performance, and music appreciation.


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Phone - (309)266-6522

Mr Martin

Mr Martin

Orchestra Director

Mr. Martin




About Teacher
I graduated from the University of Illinois in 1990. I have been teaching orchestra in Morton for 22 years. I have 4 daughters who have all played in the orchestra. I also coach the girls' tennis team at the high school and spend my free time running/working out and hanging with my family!

To provide students with the opportunity of artistic achievement and enrichment through the study and performance of high quality and stylistically diverse orchestral music.To create an atmosphere of musical and personal growth through commitment to high standards, respect and cooperation for members of the ensemble, instructors, facilities, music materials, and the rehearsal process. To enjoy the process of learning and have fun making music!!!

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Phone - (309)266-6522


Principal - Lee Hoffman Principal’s Secretary - Holli Pfeifer Assistant Principal/Athletic Director - Chris Carter Main Office Secretary - Valerie Smith Counselor - Beth Spaniol Athletic/Attenda ... READ MORE


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