Mrs. Roustio received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois in Piano Performance and the Master of Music degree from Southern Illinois University in Piano Performance and Chamber Music/Accompanying. She has been the studio accompanist for voice and string professors’ undergraduate and graduate students. She studied piano under, among others, Dr. Linda Perry, and Ruth Slenczynska, former student of Rachmaninoff, and was the winner of a concerto competition. She has accompanied college choirs, including the Southwestern Illinois College choir under director A. Dennis Sparger, conductor of the Bach Society of St. Louis. Ms. Roustio has accompanied and adjudicated recitals, juries, contests/competitions and master classes, including the Inside Music Series at the Kauffman Center, for ballet, voice, and various instruments. She has been a rehearsal accompanist for opera theatre and has played with the pit orchestra for many musical productions. Ms. Roustio was the accompanist for the Ballet Conservatory in Independence, Mo., a Royal Academy of Dance studio. She also played for their Examinations in Dance. She was a member of the Illinois State Music Teacher’s Association and was the chair of their Southern District Piano Competition. She has been in recital with violinist Nicholas Currie, substitute member of the National Symphony Orchestra and member of the Baltimore Opera Company Orchestra. Ms. Roustio taught at the SIU-E Keyboard Development Program, at Southwestern Illinois College, and in her private studio. She is the accompanist for the Young MeisterSingers Children’s Choir, a children’s choir who has performed with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Kansas City Chorale. Mrs. Roustio and her husband have four children and live in Independence, Mo.