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About ETBU

Meet Mrs. Cathy DeRousse

"Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others." Colossians 3:23

Mrs. Cathy DeRousse has twenty-five years of experience in higher education and currently serves in the School of Communication and Performing Arts as Collaborative Artist, College Organist, and Director of the Bennett Technology Lab, in addition to teaching piano, class piano, songwriting, and scoring and arranging. Prior to coming to ETBU, she taught piano, collaborative piano, and music theory at Centenary College of Louisiana, and she also served as a staff accompanist at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. DeRousse earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano from Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, respectively. She is a member of Baroque Artists of Shreveport and is active as an adjudicator for piano festivals and competitions. Mrs. DeRousse has served churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New York, including her present position as organist at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. Her published compositions include works for piano, organ, handbells, violin, and choir. She enjoys helping students grow both personally and in their skills so that they will be prepared to honor God through their careers.