MASTERS OF EDUCATION, 2008, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – EAU CLAIRE, Eau Claire, WI
BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION – INSTRUMENTAL, 2004, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – EAU CLAIRE,
Eau Claire, WI
Wisconsin Licensure 506 (Instrumental Music, K-12; General Music 6-12)
G.PA. 3.94, graduated Magna cum Laude
BACHELOR OF ARTS – MUSIC, 2000
Minors, Anthropology & Religious Studies
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – EAU CLAIRE, Eau Claire, WI
G.P.A. 3.66, graduated Magna cum Laude
DIRECTOR OF BANDS
Fall Creek High School and Middle School, Fall Creek, WI
Instruct all MS and HS Bands, grades 6 through 12. Also teach "Music & Pop Culture," "History of Rock & Roll," "Music & Life," "Jazz Ensemble," "Intro to Musci Theory," "Advanced Guitar" and "Basic Guitar" courses.
Certified in Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP)
Develop curriculum and lesson plans for Instrumental Music Department
Musical Theatre Drama & Pit Director
Instruction of HS and MS jazz ensembles and marching band
DIRECTOR OF BANDS
Eleva-Strum Central High School and Middle School, Strum, WI
Instructed all MS and HS Bands, grades 7 through 12.
Developed curriculum and lesson plans for Instrumental Music Department.
Maintained music technology lab and recording studio.
Instruction of HS and MS jazz ensembles and marching band.
School musical theatre co-director and pit director.
Auditorium Stage Manager.
Started student Japanese Taiko Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and guitar program. Department web developer.
DayJams Music Camps, Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul, MN
Song-writing, percussion, and guitar instructor.
Development of classroom curriculum.
Organize clinics and special classes
PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTOR
Eau Claire, WI, Twin Cities Metro, MN
Teach individual and group music lessons for percussion, voice, and guitar. Instructed students from ages 4 – 70.
Maintain a studio of up to 25 weekly students.
MARCHING BAND INSTRUCTOR
Chippewa Falls High School, Chippewa Falls, WI
Taught individual and group lessons.
Reviewed repertoire and curriculum.
Aided in the organization of ensemble trips, competitions, performances, etc.
Catholic Area Schools of the Eau Claire Deanery, Eau Claire, WI
Taught small group instrumental music classes
Developed course curriculum
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCTING & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Eau Claire (WI) Municipal Band
Musical Director & Conductor
Mondovi (WI) Community Band
AWARDS, CERTIFICATIONS, AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Grammy-Nominated Music Educator
Wisconsin Music Educators Association’s Outstanding Young Music Educator Award, 2006, one of 25 awarded within the state.
Cooperating Teach/Student Teacher Certified (UWEC, 2006)
National Teacher’s Honor Roll Award
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
Association for Supervision and Curriculum (ASCD)
National Association for Music Education(NAfME)
Wisconsin State Music Association (WSMA)
National Band Association (NBA)
International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE)
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS DIRECTOR
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
PERCUSSION DEPARTMENT MANAGER
Morgan Music, Eau Claire, WI
United Entertainment Corporation, St. Cloud, MN
COLLEGIATE HONORS AND ACTIVITIES:
U.W.E.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Principal/Timpanist, 1995-99
U.W.E.C. WIND ENSEMBLE, Principal, 1995-96
U.W.E.C. MARCHING BAND, Member/Section Leader, 1995-98
U.W.E.C. SINGING STATESMEN CHOIR, President 1999-2000, Member , 1997-2000
U.W.E.C. PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, Member, 1996-97
U.W.E.C. MARIMBA ENSEMBLE, Member, 1995-97
U.W.E.C. TAIKO ENSEMBLE, Member, 1998-2000
U.W.E.C. VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, Member, 1995-96
CHIPPEWA VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Member, 1995-99
CHIPPEWA VALLY THEATRE GUILD, Member, 1996-99
LA CROSSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Percussionist, 1997
PI KAPPA LAMBDA, National Collegiate Honor Society in Music, Lifetime Member WISCONSIN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP, Recipient, 1995-2000 CLASS U.W.E.C. Graduation Class Speaker, 2004
References available upon request.