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Summary

I am a secondary music teacher and conductor who is passionate about making music fun, accessible, and meaningful. I run fast-paced, engaging rehearsals and select music from standard repertoire without shying away from new, innovative music. I prepare my flute students to perform with pure tone, clear articulation and good fundamentals of music.

Education

Master of Music in Conducting

Messiah College
Jul 2012May 2015

Wind Band Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Toccoa Falls College
Aug 2004May 2008

PK-12 Music Education, Instrumental Concentration

Certifications

Non-Practicing Registration

Teacher registration board of western Australia
Jul 2015Jul 2017

TRBWA Registration Number: 33098162

Working With Children Check

Western Australia
Jul 2015Jul 2018

Notice Number: 2402811

Permanent Resident Visa

Australian department of immigration and border protection
May 2015Present

I hold a passport from the United States of America and an Australian permanent resident visa.

Georgia Educator Certificate

Georgia professional standards commission
May 2008Jun 2018

Music (P-12); LEVEL 4 (BACHELOR)

USA Certification in the state of Georgia

Work History

Flute Tutor & Ensemble Conductor

Mercedes College
Jan 2016present

  • Teaching flute instrumental lessons to students of various levels
  • Directing rehearsals and performances of a flute ensemble comprised of students of various levels
  • Directing beginning string and band ensembles for first year students
  • Conducting and directing rehearsals and performances of the Trinity/Mercedes String Ensemble comprised of students in Years 7-9

Woodwind Coordinator

Trinity College
JAN 2016present

  • Directing all concert bands from years 6-12
  • Fostering chamber woodwind ensembles
  • Recruiting new students onto wind band instruments
  • Co-teaching year 7 compulsory classes utilizing Kodaly and movement-based methods
  • Managing and cataloguing department music library
  • Teaching woodwind instrumental lessons

Secondary Music Teacher

TRINITY COLLEGE
Jul 2015Sep 2015
  • Fulfilled the duties of permanent teacher on long-service leave for all of Term 3
  • Taught year 8-10 music elective classes utilizing Kodaly methods
  • Co-taught year 7 compulsory classes utilizing Kodaly and movement-based methods
  • Held Term 3 interviews with parents concerning their son's progress in music classes
  • Conducted Senior String Orchestra rehearsals and performances including at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival (CPAF) and Western Australia ABODA Festival. Achieved all Excellents at CPAF with an Honorable Mention and an overall Outstanding rating for division A at the ABODA Festival.
  • Conducted Middle School Vocal Ensemble rehearsals and performances including the Catholic Performing Arts Festival in both Sacred and Secular categories. Received Certificate of Merit for Sacred section.
  • Guided Middle School and Senior Rock Bands to create musical, balanced, and creative performances at Catholic Performing Arts Festival in the Contemporary Music section.
  • Assisted middle school and senior wind bands and middle school and senior chorales through sectionals.

Fine Arts Head of Department

Tianjin International School
Aug 2012Jun 2015
  • Managed, set, and maintained budget for all fine arts areas including Band, Choir, Primary Music, Visual Arts, and Theatre Arts
  • Peer-coached fine arts teachers in curriculum and assessment in a standards-based classroom
  • Assisted in gathering student work for Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation with fine arts teachers
  • Coordinated and hosted International Schools of China (ISC) Choir and Band Festival involving over 250 students and teachers from 6 international schools annually for a weekend in March 2015, 2014, and 2013
  • Organized and hosted Association for Music in International Schools  (AMIS) Middle School Choir Festival involving over 80 students and chaperones from 11 international schools from 8 countries, January 2015

Band Director

Tianjin International School
Aug 2010Jun 2015
  • Managed all parts of the band program including recruitment of students, purchasing and keeping inventory of equipment and music, instilling a love of music within band students
  • Coached 5th graders to assemble and produce sound on three different “trial” instruments
  • Conducted, organized, taught, and maintained three bands from beginning 6th graders, to intermediate 7th & 8th graders to advanced high schoolers to perform in two to three concerts per year and small venues throughout; maintained a 95% middle school overall participation in band and a 50-60 piece high school concert band
  • Established voluntary high school jazz band 2010-2014; students improvised using jazz scales as well as performed music in rock, funk, reggae, and swing styles; implemented 8th grade elective in 2014-2015 with 60 % participation of current 8th grade band members
  • Prepared and recorded student auditions and performances for Association of Music in International Schools (AMIS) honor ensembles, flute student made MS honor band 2015, trumpet student made HS honor band 2012
  • Managed scheduling for adjunct music tutors and administrative parent volunteers

Choral Director

Tianjin International School
Aug 2013Jun 2014
  • Ensured diction and vowel uniformity in high school singers
  • Directed various performances including Christmas and Spring concerts
  • Collaborated with piano accompanist
  • Prepared student auditions and performances with AMIS honor choir, one student made honor choir 2014

Interim Choral Director

Tianjin International School
Aug 2011Dec 2011
  • Maintained choir program and participation between conductors
  • Ensured diction and vowel uniformity in high school singers
  • Directed various performances including Christmas concert
  • Collaborated with piano accompanist
  • Prepared student auditions for AMIS honor choir, two students were selected to participate

Band Director

South Habersham Sixth Grade Academy & Middle School
Aug 2008Jun 2010
  • Trained 6th graders to assemble, care for, and play musical instruments to grade 1.5 music
  • Developed 7th and 8th graders’ continuing music and ensemble skills to grade 2 and 3 music
  • Introduced 8th graders to improvisation within rock, swing, and Latin styles of jazz
  • Directed 3 concerts, 3 school pep rallies, a Veteran’s Day celebration, and 2 festivals yearly
  • Coached students to be independent players for district and all-state band auditions and solo and ensemble performances
  • Actively participated with Georgia Music Educators Association chapter
  • Collaborated with colleague band directors for joint performances

Flute Tutor

Self-employed
Aug 2008Jun 2010
  • Maintained a private flute studio of 7 students; 3 made district band and 1 made all-state band
  • Introduced students to standard flute repertoire and technique

Woodwind Coach

Habersham Central High School
Jul 2008Mar 2010
  • Coached 9th-12th grade woodwind players for marching band and Large Group Performance Evaluation

Performance and presentation experience

Association for Music in International Schools Asian Middle School Band Festival, guest conducted auditioned Year 7-8 students from more than 20 international schools in Myanmar, Feb 2016

ABODA Festival, conducted Senior String Orchestra in division A for an overall Outstanding rating, July 2015

Catholic Performing Arts Festival, conducted both Senior String Orchestra and Middle School Vocal Ensemble, Orchestra received Honorable Mention and festival shield and Middle School Vocal ensemble received Certificate of Merit, July & Aug 2015

ISC Teachers Conference, Oct 2014 led session on new U.S.A. Fine Arts standards, Oct 2013 led two sessions on conducting ensembles

ACAMIS Middle School Cultural Convention, conducted and directed band festival over two days with students comprised of 5 international schools in China culminating in a concert, April 2013

ACAMIS High School Cultural Convention, assisted conducting festival over three days with students comprised of 4 international schools in China culminating in a concert, March 2013

Carowinds Music Festival, directed SHMS/NHMS combined bands at this festival receiving Superior ratings, May 2010 & 2009

Large Group Performance Evaluation, directed SHMS Band at this festival for overall Excellent ratings March 2010, overall Superior ratings March 2009

Athens Flute Choir, flutist and guest conductor, Fall 2009-Spring 2010

Northwinds Community Band, flutist, Fall 2008-Spring 2010

References

Dr. Robert Braham, Head of Music - Trinity College

2 Trinity Ave, East Perth, Western Australia 6004

E-mail: braham.robert@trinity.wa.edu.au; Work: 8-9325-3655

Mr. Brent Luman, High School Principal - Tianjin International School

4.1 Si Shui Dao, Hexi District, Tianjin, China 300222

E-mail: bluman@tiseagles.com; Work: +86-22-8371-0900 ; Cell: +86-185-2213-4029

Dr. Brad Genevro, Director of Bands & Graduate Program Director - Messiah College

One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055, USA

Email: bgenevro@messiah.edu; Work: +1-717-796-1800 x 2750; Cell: +1-717-919-0016

Mr. Charles Bolton, Director of Oregon School Activities Association State Band/Orchestra Contest

15344 SE Ogden Dr, Portland Oregon 97236, USA

Email: tubasat@aol.com; Phone: +1-503-341-6214

Skills

Music notation software

Writing music using Finale & Sibelius software

publications

Creating posters, programs and tickets for marketing and events

iMovie

Creating multi-media presentations through iMovie

Microsoft office suite

Using Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint for presentations, cataloging, budgets, and communications

Portfolio

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