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OBJECTIVE
Obtain a position in arts administration or instrumental music at the high school level.


EDUCATION

Master of Education in Career and Technical Education                                                                                                                          2016 - Present

Wilmington University

15.00 Credit Hours Earned

Bachelor of Music Education                                                                                                                                                                      December 2013
The Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA                                                                                                                                    GPA: 3.78

Graduate with Distinction
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sussex Technical High School; Georgetown, DE                                                                                                                                     2014 - Present

Director of Bands, Grades 9-12

  • Directed the "Raven Nation" Music Program, which includes: Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble,
    the "S.T. X-Press" Drumline, Basketball Pep Band, "Reflections" Color Guard/Majorettes, and the "Platinum"
    Pom Pom dance squad.

  • Designed "Show Style" marching band performances, which included writing drill, writing or acquiring custom music
    arrangements for all shows, overseeing the creation and instruction of dance/choreography, and writing Public Address
    announcements.

  • Planned, coordinated, and executed successful performance trips to the 2018 Chick-Fil A Peach Bowl, the 2017 Allstate
    Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA), the 255th Annual New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade in 2016, and the Walt Disney
    World Main Street Electrical Parade in 2015.

  • Implemented the Charms Office Manager system to manage all email communication, member calendars, uniform
    and instrument inventory, and financial information. 

  • Implemented the Remind notification system for rapid mobile communication with all ensembles and instruments.

  • Created www.sussextechband.com for outreach to community members and 8th grade students applying to
    Sussex Tech, as well as a password-protected member's area to host a digitized marching music library and all
    critical online forms/documents.

  • Created and managed band program social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

  • Instructed general music courses in Music Theory and Music Appreciation.


PRE-SERVICE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Stroudsburg Area High School; Stroudsburg, PA                                                                                                                       August-October 2013
High School Band, grades 10-12

  • Enacted all duties of the cooperating teacher's full daily schedule for multiple school weeks.

  • Instructed all marching band members on marching fundamentals

  • Implemented new commands and maneuvers to improve on clarity of marching style.

  • Created an instructional unit for 11th and 12 grade concert band based on Samuel Hazo's Ride.

  • Taught courses in: Marching Band, 10th Grade Concert Band, Beginning Piano & Guitar, Beginning Music Theory,
    and Group Instrumental Lessons.

  • Aligned all lesson plans with PA State and National music education standards.
                                                                            

East Stroudsburg North: Lehman Intermediate; Dingmans Ferrry, PA                                                                         October-December 2013

Middle School General & Choral Music; grades 6-8

  • Instructed a 6-class unit titled Popular Music In America to a 7th grade general music class, emphasizing
    music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including summative assessment through a graphic organizer
    project using Inspiration graphic organizer software.

  • Accompanied 6th grade choir on piano drum set for a concert performance.

  • Adapted all lesson plans and assessments for special needs students and low-level learners.

  • Routinely led warmups with 6th grade girls and mixed choirs, 7th and 8th grade girls and mixed choir,
    and the high school (grades 9-12) mixed choir and women's choir.

  • Aligned all lesson plans with PA State and National music education standards.

 


RELATED EXPERIENCE
Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Mifflin County, Penns Valley, State College Area school districts, Substitute Teacher                           2014

  • Taught full school days in middle school general music, middle school band, and high school band on
    multiple occasions.

  • Accepted coverage in other content areas when available. 

 

George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, Staff Member                                                                                                                            2012 - 2013

  • Assisted lead clinicians during instructional sessions.

  • Provided constructive feedback to students based on academy criteria in marching fundamentals and
    conducting skills.

  • Demonstrated a consistently positive, motivated, and selfless attitude towards students.

  • Exemplified traits of effective teaching and leadership.

 

Wallenpaupack Area School District, Community Education Private Music Instructor                                                                       2011 - 2012 

  • Provided beginner-to-advanced level individual instruction in instrumental music, vocal music, and/or
    music theory.  

  • Taught students on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, guitar, piano, and voice.

 

Wallenpaupack Area High School, Marching Band Drill Designer/Assistant                                                                                         2011 - 2012

  • Devised a concept for a marching band halftime show based on themes provided by the band director.

  • Created visually effective drill at a high school difficulty level.

  • Adjudicatied spring drum major auditions.

  • Taught marching fundamentals during band camp.

 

Pennsylvania State University Marching Blue Band, Drum Major                                                                                                      2010 – 2012

  • Executed two forward flips in the 107,232 seat capacity Beaver Stadium for every Penn State Nittany Lion
    home football game.

  • Taught all marching fundamentals to incoming freshmen.

  • Conducted the band during all public performances.

  • Led warm-ups and morale boosters before every rehearsal.

  • Assisted with the duties of the other officers of the band upon request.

 

George N. Parks Drum Major Academy, IMPACT Staff Member                                                                                                                         2010

  • Chaperoned high school drum majors in residence halls.

  • Prepared materials before clinic sessions.

  • Assisted clinicians during conducting and marching sessions.

 


TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS

  • Pyware3D drill writing software

  • Experience with digital audio workstations Logic Pro 9 and Propellorhead Reason 4

  • Sibelius 5 music notation software, Finale 2000-2007 music notation software

  • Microsoft Office (Access, Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

  • Adobe Illustrator CS5

 


AWARDS
Gregory E. and Robert J. Stock Endowed Scholarship Recipient - 2010, 2011, 2012
Jerome J. Kapitanoff Memorial Scholarship Recipient - 2011

 


OTHER HONORS & LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Omicron Delta Kappa (ΟΔΚ), National Leadership Honor Society - Inducted December 2, 2012
Webmaster, 2011-2013, Penn State Concert Choir
Manager, 2010-2011, Penn State Fall Athletic Band
Tenor Section Leader, 2010-2012, Penn State Concert Choir
Librarian, 2009, Penn State University Choir
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, awarded April 18, 2007

 

References available upon request.