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Work & Experience

Apr 2015Present

MIT

American Eagle Outfitters

- Manage associates/payroll, drive sales/loyalty programs.

- Talent Manager: in charge of training and developing associates, interviewing and hiring potential employees, and the of development/running of store contests.

- Closing registers, running bank deposit, on the spot problem solving, excelling in customer service, and various other retail duties.

Mar 2015Nov 2015

Supervisor/Keyholder

Music Millennium

- Managing associates of different age ranges (16-65 y/o), closing registers, running bank deposit, excelling in customer service, and various other retail duties.

- Setting up, running, and tearing down sound equipment for in-store musical performances.

- Dealing with musical artists and their management.

Aug 2014Dec 2014

Leadership & Worship Apprentice

Journey Church - Jackson, TN

- Helped arrange weekly music sets, and used Planning Center to schedule band members.

- Developed chord charts and made instructional videos for volunteers.

- Held one-on-one workshops with other guitarists to teach lead guitar parts/tone instructionals, and played lead guitar at the main campus.

20132014

Worship Band Member

Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale

- Played in various bands at all campuses of this multi-site church of 30,000+ people, including at the main campus in Fort Lauderdale (also performed at the Boynton, Plantation, and Boca Raton campuses, Ocean’s Edge Chapel Services, Not So Silent Night, and The Show performances, and Eikon, the largest college-age ministry in Fort Lauderdale).

- Performed both rhythm and lead guitar.

20092010

Student Ministry Worship Leader

New Hope Community Church - Bryan, OH

- Recruited, directed, and lead worship band for 200 students on a weekly basis.

- Chose set lists, developed chord charts, scheduled and directed the group.

 - Created and composed Reason stems and developed chord charts for worship services. 

Education

20132014

Ocean's Edge School of Worship

Fort Lauderdale, FL

- Graduated June, 2014 in Performance Track

- My year long course of study has prepared me for a career as a professional musician.  I was surrounded by a great group of musicians who have encouraged me to reach my greatest potential and achieve the highest levels of technical and artistic proficiency. Through auditions and evaluations, I was chosen to perform in the schools A band. My courses and practical live stage experiences helped increase my skill and leadership development.

20112013

Wright State University

Fairborn, OH

Courses included: World Music, Music History, Western History, Comp 201, Biology 101, Biology 101 Lab, Calculus, Psychology, Genetics, Genetics Lab.

20102011

Northwest State College

Archbold, OH

Courses included: Psychology, Sociology, Comp 101, Comp 201, Biology 101, Human Anatomy, PreCalculus.

20062010

Bryan High School

Bryan, OH

High school diploma.

Other Experience

Wrote and recorded electric guitar parts on “The Only One” track off of the 2014 Ocean’s Edge Music release “All Glory Forever”. My studies and interests include understanding and experience in the following:

  • Apologetics
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Audio Productions
  • Music Theory/Ear Training
  • Ensemble Band Lab
  • Studio Guitar Lesson/Lab
  • Performance Lab
  • Songwriting/Create
  • Music Project Experience
  • Theology of Worship Leadership
  • Introduction to Ableton Live
  • Music Business/Marketing
  • See my entire portfolio at http://youtube.com/taylorrhoadesmusic