Experience (read more)

Wilde Lake High School, Columbia, Maryland  2006-2011

  • Acted as Choral Music Director for seven ensembles including Men’s and Women’s A Cappella, Mixed, Chamber Madrigal
  • Audio recorded performances to create a CD recording of each year’s musical highlights
  • Composed musical arrangements, filmed and recorded annual collaborative video showcases of all Fine Arts students
  • Consistently received top marks at county and festival adjudications
  • Created a structured, positively motivated classroom atmosphere in which diligence and excellence were the daily norm
  • Facilitated ensemble unification through team contests, social activities, student leadership
  • Hosted Chamber Ensemble Festival for Howard County Public High Schools
  • Initiated parent volunteer groups to assist fundraising, concert production
  • Planned overnight trips for up to 90 students, coordinated fundraisers, managed finances
  • Prepared ensemble for clinic presentation at MENC Eastern Conference in 2011
  • Rehearsed, directed up to 120 singers in a wide variety of choral literature
  • Successfully prepared students for Maryland All State, Eastern Regional and National Honors Choirs auditions
  • Taught basic through advanced music reading, proper vocal technique, musical historical context

F. W. Holbein Middle School, Mount Holly, New Jersey 2004-2006

  • Directed music, acting, choreography, scenery for musical theater productions
  • Prepared students to audition, participate in the 2006 American Choral Directors Association Eastern Regional Children’s Chorus which performed in Carnegie Hall
  • Taught general music to grades 5-8 developing performance, literacy skills using Kodály methods
  • Rehearsed, conducted three choral ensembles, applied vocal technique, tackled diverse repertoire