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For her second act, alumna merges interests in arts and education

July 06, 2011

  • Debora Iyall M.A.T. ’07 (Photo by Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee)

Debora Iyall M.A.T. ’07, the singer behind the popular new wave band Romeo Void, discusses her professional renaissance in this Sacramento Bee profile. Iyall works as an arts educator in California and continues to pursue her interest in music performance.

Romeo Void formed in 1979, releasing hits such as “Never Say Never” and “Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)” before breaking up in 1985. Since the band’s split, Iyall has worked as a freelance art teacher. She completed her master’s in teaching, with an emphasis on arts education, at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.

Iyall will release a new EP this fall, and she recently offered a large public concert in Sacramento.

“Doing music again…sort of reignited my passion to do the very unique thing I do, which is to write songs, and sing the way I sing,” Iyall said in the article. “I am taking the advice I always gave my students, which is emphasize the most unique thing you do, and go with that.”

Learn more about the arts education program at Lewis & Clark and read about other students in the program.


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