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Summary

In my three years (so far) as a student at Elon, I have had two internships, co-founded a movement/idea/company for local music, became deeply involved with student radio and I am conducting undergraduate research. When I graduate, I hope to find a job that combines my talents and my love of music.

Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Director of Communications

Choose Local Music

• Develop contacts with musicians, local businesses, radio stations, and other individuals involved with the local music scene in North Carolina in order to unite the music community • Write press releases and informational letters to best inform the community of Choose Local Music's actions and developments • Maintain personal relationship with audience and customer alike • Plan promotional campaigns and organize events spotlighting local music • Plan events to build and promote the music community • Promoting music community events like CD release parties and summer music festivals • Promoting local music events and community benefits through use of Twitter (twitter.com/clmnc) and Facebook group with over 450 members Internship

Apr 2009Present

Volunteer PR

dotmatrix project

I write press releases and blog posts for a collective of filmmakers, photographers, and audio technicians who put on local music concerts.

Dec 2008Dec 2009

General Manager

WSOE 89.3 FM

• Lead a small executive staff of nine people to ensure the different elements of the radio station are maintained • Lead a general staff of over 40 disc jockeys to develop a variety of on-air talent • Coordinate the radio station's efforts with the efforts of Elon University's other organizations and the media • Develop new ways to reach student and community audiences • Manage business contracts for radio station sponsors • Monthly budgeting, payroll and bill paying • Interacting with the community to best serve listener needs

Feb 2009May 2009

Intern

Redeye Distribution

• Compiled marketing information on new releases to inspire record labels to purchase shipping orders • Consistently updated sales and shipping information in order to keep track of album release progress • Developed an organization system for promotional CD’s • Designed a header for an e-mail blast directed to record stores • Updated the website with tour, news, and release information • Proofed one-sheets received from record labels

May 2007Dec 2008

Program Director

WSOE 89.3 FM

• Maintained the programming schedule for WSOE 89.3 FM • Scheduled, trained and encouraged a large general staff of disc jockeys • Developed new programming by emphasizing local music in the format

Jun 2007Aug 2008

Dishwasher

Georgina's Pizza

• Helped the owners with various cleaning and business tasks • Furthered customer relationships at the pick-up counter • Bused dishes and attended to customers

May 2007Aug 2007

Intern

Yep Roc Records

• Updated contact information for record stores and venues • Maintained the website by adding tour dates and blurb information • Packaged CDs for radio campaigns

Skills

Press Release Writing
Research: Survey And Focus Group Development & Analysis
Research for a strategic campaign, a campus radio station audience analysis, and an academic paper and presentation on the future of music and the web.  In doing so I have developed, implemented, and analyzed focus group and survey questions.
Social Networking
I have experience with Wordpress, Blogger, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, LinkedIn, and GoogleWave.
Small Group Leading
ProTools
I have experience with ProTools 7 as well as ProTools HD.  I use ProTools 7 for recording bands in-studio for WSOE and I use ProTools HD when professionally recording bands in the Elon Communications studio.
Photoshop
I have used Photoshop for artistic, marketing, and web design purposes.
Microsoft Office

Portfolio

Portfolio

Education

Aug 2006Present

Bachelor of Arts

Elon University

The School of Communications at Elon University provides classes in which students are expected to act as if in a professional environment and are given professional, career related assignments. To compliment my BA in Communications, I will graduate with a Business Administration minor. In addition to classes in Communications and Business Administration, I have taken relevant courses in: sociology and sociology of popular culture, music theory, music production, and statistics.

Activities and Societies: WSOE 89.3 Student Radio, Brick Style culture blog contributor and head of the music section, occasional contributor to The Pendulum