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New teacher wants to provide more to choir students


November 8, 2016

Duncan Tuomi

Sweet Home High School choir teacher Duncan Tuomi wants to help students pursue music past the classroom, the same kind of opportunities he had when he was growing up.

Tuomi, 22, took over this year after Matthew Clark, who led the choir for a decade, resigned to take another position.

Tuomi grew up in Portland, where he graduated from Cleveland High School in 2012. He is in his first year of teaching after graduating from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

“I grew up in a musical family,” Tuomi said. “Music was always an important part of my life. It wasn’t until high school...

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