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Resume and References

Resume and References
Candidate Statement
Philosophy of Teaching
Liberal Arts General Education Requirements
Letter of Recommendation
Activies and Awards
Student Quotes
Contact Information

Here is an internet version of my resume. Please feel free to request a hard copy of my resume.


--Alma College, Alma, MI
Bachelor of Music Education
GPA: 3.7129

--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
Substitute teacher.

--St. Louis Schools, St. Louis, MI Winter 2005
Substitute teacher.

--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
Music/Marching instructor.

--Waterford-Kettering Band Camp, Aug. 2004
Music/Marching instructor.

--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 Dewitt.

--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.


--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)


--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


Mrs. Patricia Baser
Chippewa Hills Orchestra Director
3226 Arthur Rd.
Remus, MI 49340
(989) 967-2200

Mr. Jason Economides
Alma College Violin Instructor and Gratiot/Isabella RESD Director
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-7119

Mrs. Leslie Thomas
Student Teaching Critic
1020 Wellesley
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-3643

Mr. David Zerbe
Alma College Professor
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-7213

Mr. Robert Crist
Retired Band Director
307 S. Ithaca
Ithaca, MI 48847
(989) 875- 3694

Dr. Will Nichols
Alma College Professor and Choir Director
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-7221

Dr. Scott Messing
Alma College Professor
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-7215