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Hello my name is Mr. Acevedo and I have served as the orchestra director at ETHS since 2019. Prior to that, I taught music in River Forest and Chicago Public Schools. In addition, I am a freelance string bassist and bass guitarist in the Chicago area playing a variety of styles including classical, jazz, rock, and folk music specializing in new and freely improvised music. I am very passionate about teaching music and being a part of the music department at ETHS. 

I have earned Bachelor’s Degrees in both String Bass Performance and Music Education from Roosevelt University as well as a Master’s Degree in Music Education from The University of West Georgia, graduating Summa Cum Laude from all programs. 

I was born in Seoul, Korea to Korean and Puerto Rican parents. I spent my childhood in Northampton, Massachusetts. As a recent Evanston transplant, I enjoy spending time with my  family. When the time allows, we can be found backpacking, cycling, rock climbing,  traveling, watching a baseball game (go Cubs!) and playing board games.

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