Educator

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.

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

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
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

MUSICAL SKILLS:

  • 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)

AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES:

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