Tracy DeRagon is a music educator with over 30 years of NYS Public School teaching experience. During those 30 years, she has taught woodwinds, music theory, International Baccalaureate Music, Music Fundamentals and has conducted Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, as well as numerous elementary and middle school level ensembles. She has hosted over a dozen student teachers from colleges and universities throughout NYS. Tracy has an active private music studio, teaching Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet, with students achieving Area All State and All State levels. She retired from Ballston Spa CSD in 2019, where she finished her career as Music Department chair. Under her direction, the BSCSD Music Department was named a “Best Community For Music Education.”
An active performer throughout her teaching career, Tracy founded and conducts the Ballston Spa Community Band and Jazz Band. She currently plays lead Tenor Sax in the Swing Docs Big Band and is a regular performer with the Capital Region Wind Ensemble on saxophone and clarinet. Tracy has performed as the woodwind player in the pit orchestra for numerous shows and continues to play in community and school productions throughout upstate NY.
Tracy is a firm believer that music education is for everyone, and our lives are enriched when we create music with others.
Bachelor of Music Education: Ithaca College, Saxophone major studied with Dr. Steven Mauk
Master of Music Saxophone Performance: Arizona State University, studied with Dr. Joseph Wytko