Learning has always been an important part of my life, and that is why I chose to become an educator. I am passionate about teaching young people, and use music as my medium to do so. The most exciting part of teaching is when students work together to successfully achieve a common goal, be it perform admirably or compose a piece as a group.

Below is my résumé, which includes links to documents, videos, and related websites. Feel free to contact me if you have questions and/or comments.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education,
Minor in Mathematics. Conferred December 18, 2009
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Michigan Provisional Certificate, Issued February 3, 2010
Endorsements in Music Education (JQ) K-12 and Mathematics (EX) 6-12

Interim Director of Choirs, (September 2011 – June 2012)
Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek, Hartland, MI

  • Taught five hours of seventh and eighth grade choir
  • Prepared students for four concerts
  • Participated in district choral festival

Interim Director of Choirs, (February – April 2010, November 2010 – June 2011)
Eaton Rapids High School, Eaton Rapids, MI

  • Taught two mixed choirs, a treble choir, and a drama class
  • Conducted a variety of repertoire for four concerts
  • Competed at district and state choral festivals twice, receiving excellent ratings
  • Prepared students for district and state solo and ensemble festivals
  • Co-musical director and vocal coach for two spring musicals
  • Actively involved with choral booster organization
  • Letter of Recommendation from Principal David Johnson

Student Teacher, (August – December 2009)
Williamston Community Schools, Williamston, MI

  • Instructed two middle school and two high school choirs
  • Conducted each choir in two concerts
  • Developed and taught a composition unit to a select group of students
  • Assisted in the Drama Club’s musical production of “Little Women”
  • Letter of Recommendation from Adam Boyce, Director of Choirs
  • Letter of Recommendation from Julie Hagen, Supervisor during my student teaching

Music Director of Summer Musical Theater Program, (June – July 2008)
Beaufort Performing Arts, Inc, Beaufort, SC

  • Taught music to middle school and high school students for summer musical


  • Singing: Knowledge of vocal pedagogy. Performed recitals of varied repertoire.
  • Piano: Rehearsal skills, can play intermediate accompaniments and open scores
  • Composition: Have composed pieces for choral and instrumental ensembles
  • Music Technology: Experienced user of Sibelius and Finale (music notation software)


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