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Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification: Music PK-12
I am a teacher and ensemble director with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. A naturally cooperative leader of upstanding integrity and perseverance, I focus on research-based approaches to teaching methods and problem solving. I make a commitment to ongoing professional development both as a musician and educator.
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Concentration in Voice
Graphic Design Program
Performed and held leadership positions within concert, chamber, and PMEA District Choirs, drama club, concert band, and marching band.
Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School
Teach 7th and 8th grade general music classes as well as junior and senior high school students choral pedagogy and performance repertoire in preparation for several performances throughout the year. Arrange and teach field show music to football half-time show band. Manage field show equipment.
Daniel Malloy, High School Principal1600 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township, PA 18706
Thomas Duffy, Assistant to the Superintendent2000 Conyngham Avenue
Dallas, PA 18612
Carol Fish, Co-operating Teacher
Learned and applied aspects of the Kodály Method within general music classes grades K-5. Built upon Kodály experience from earlier placement. Taught recorder playing to 4th-grade.
Bernard Gardzalla, Co-operating Teacher
Instructed classes of 9-12 grade students in sight-singing using principles of the Kodály Method. Rehearsed choral students with focus on vocal technique, pitch accuracy, and musicianship. Supported students with piano accompaniment and part-playing.
Studied choral singing in the Anglican tradition in the King’s College Course with world-renowned directors, composers, and organists. Performed within large, accompanied and smaller, auditioned, a cappella ensembles.
Performed masterworks within large ensembles accompanied by professional, student, and civic orchestras, wind ensembles, and organ as well as a cappella.
Observed prestigious directors’ techniques and rapport with secondary student participants. Duties included gathering student data, organizing and distributing materials, preparing program inserts, designing and producing student achievement certificates, and acting as liaison between students, staff, and directors.
Member of local, prestigious, professional chorus.
Bass/Baritone Solo First Prize; Amateur Solo Runner-up.
Assisted inquiring consumers with product information, availability, and appropriateness as well as provided dissatisfied consumers with quality and professional resolutions to their unique situations. Collected data of integrity, relevant to the situation, and supplied that information to the client's quality assurance team.
Organized shelved dry goods, provided upstanding service to every customer, maintained a clean and hazard-free shopping and work place.
NAfME & PMEA Membership
Participation in District 9 Choral Festival as High School Director.
National Association for Music Education and
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Membership
Researched and created successfully adopted constitution and by-laws tailored for the unique needs of the chapter. Successfully negotiated election and ballot procedures.
Pittsburgh, 2010; Hershey, 2011
Participated in workshops on experiencing the Orff method, communicated with musical vendors and publishers, observed unique student ensembles, and publicized my school among teachers and students.
High School Principal
1600 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township, PA 18706
Joan McCusker, IHM, Ph.D.
Student Teaching Supervisor
Associate Professor of Music Education
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
(570) 348-6268 ext.2531
Elementary Music Teacher
853 Orange Street
Berwick, PA 18603
(570) 759-6400 ext.3601
High School Chorus Director
150 Wadham Street
Plymouth, PA 18651