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Instructor - Music and Theater

United School District

Instructor of secondary music and drama. Classroom duties have included teaching of middle and high school concert bands, marching and jazz bands, music theory, guitar class, high school general music, music technology, group lessons and stagecraft class.

Extended duties include department chair, long range planning lead/author, peer trainer in technology and integrated academics, audio-visual coordinator, theatrical production (director and conductor), podcasting club, and various other projects.



Non-Degree Work

California University of PA (attributed)

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Pennsylvania Governor’s Institute for Arts Educators

Content Area Partner – Originated and managed podcast production studio.Focus on

integrated studies, PA Academic Standards and assessment. Other topics included leadership


aesthetics, educational assessment strategy and Focus on communications, Participant - examining standards-based instruction in historical / cultural context,and standards-based assessment

Jun 1989Dec 1991

Master of Arts

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Graduate work included required core course work, as well as studies in arranging and composing for jazz combo (independent and traditional study with Daniel Perlongo), jazz improvisation (with the late John Morris), audio recording techniques, and studies for implementing computer music technology in K-12 education (under the advisement of Dr. John Scandrett).   

Aug 1973May 1977

Bachelor of Science

Edinboro State College

Earned degree in music education with certification teching K-12. Additional coursework in music theory, composition, instrumental arranging, and other fine arts related subjects. Applied instrumental focus on trumpet, classical guitar, and bass. Served as student composer, arranger, and conductor for instrumental groups including brass ensemble and jazz band. Held leadership positions within the music department and a variety of campus organizations.

Participated in all campus music organizations including:

concert, marching, and jazz bands

orchestra and musical comedy pit groups

special ensembles (student composer readers group, recital partnerships)