--Alma College, Alma, MI
Bachelor of Music Education
--American String Workshop with Dr. Robert Culver participant in June 2004
--Spring 2004 semester in Poland and Czech Republic with Alma Choir Tour (2 weeks)
--Fall 2003 semester in Vienna, Austria (3 months)
--Fremont Middle Schools, Fremont, MI April 11-May 13 2005
Long-term substitute teacher for middle school band.
--Ashley Schools, Ashley, MI Winter 2005
--St. Louis Schools, St. Louis, MI Winter 2005
--Chippewa Hills Schools, Remus, MI Winter 2005
Substitute orchestra teacher.
--Chippewa Hills Schools, Remus, MI Fall 2004
Student Teacher Internship with the orchestra program under Patricia Baser. I instructed all levels of students and conducted
each group during concerts.
--Midland Youth Symphony, Fall 2004
Substitute conductor and instructor.
--Gratiot-Isabella RESD String Program, 2003-2005
Substitue conductor and instructor; assisted during performances.
--Republic Alternative School, Alma, MI Winter 2003
Tutored students in various subjects (math, reading, etc.).
--Northbranch Band Camp, Aug. 2004
--Waterford-Kettering Band Camp, Aug. 2004
--Ithaca Band Camp, Aug. 2002-2004
Music/Marching instrucor and counselor.
--Private Violin Lesson Instructor, 2001-2003, 2004-2005
--Alma High/Middle School, May 2002
Instructed various instrumental ensembles and assisted in Collage Concert. Supervised by Mr. David Zerbe and Mr. Pat
--Swan Valley High School, February 2002
Instructed trumpet section during an intensive, one-day rehearsal.
--Ithaca High School, Fall 2002
Observed and participated in beginning band and band classes. Supervised by Mr. Robert Crist and Mr. Kevin Smith.
--Peninsula Cellars, June 2004
Sales Clerk-customer service, stocking wine.
--Tullymore Golf Course, Summers of 2001-2003
Cart Staff-customer service, maintenance.
--Ponderosa Steakhouse, Summer 2000
--Freelance Musician, 1998-present
Solos, quartets, and other ensembles for concerts, weddings, funerals, etc.
CREATIVE AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY:
--Performed in the 2004 Beaver Island "Baroque on Beaver" Music Festival
--Performed in the 2002 Plymouth, Massachusetts Chamber Music Festival
--Performed in various musicals in central Michigan including: Sweeney Todd, Always... Patsy Cline, and Brigadoon
--Jason Economides, 2002-2004
--Maeve Auer, fall term in Vienna, Austria, 2003
--Wei Tsun Chang, 1996-2002
--Meredith Arksey, 1990-1996
--American String Teacher's Association (ASTA)
HONORS, AWARDS, AND DISTINCTIONS:
--Named a Harlan R. McCall Memorial Scholar
For prospective elementary/secondary teachers who have demonstrated excellence in academic work and student teaching.
--Achieved Dean's List status for 7 terms
--Performed in Alma College Honors Recitals on 4 occasions
--Graduated with honors in music
--Graduated Summa Cum Laude