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BRIAN N.

SMITH
474 Poplar Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 981-7913 bsmith767@gmail.com

EDUCATION
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 2015
Bachelor of Music Education, with honors
Award: Outstanding Graduating Senior in Music Education (Choral)
Illinois Professional Educator License: Music K-12

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Glenbard East High School, Student Teacher
Lombard, IL
Spring 2015
Cooperating Teacher: Brandon Catt
Planned, organized, and instructed 5 curricular choirs and 4 extra-curricular ensembles
Baritone Choir, Treble Choir, Advanced Treble Choir, Chorale, Concert Choir
Eastwind Vocal Ensemble, WAVE (Womens A Capella Vocal Ensemble), Vocal Jazz
Workshop, Mens A Cappella
Oak Prairie Junior High School, Student Teacher
Lockport, IL
Spring 2015
Cooperating Teacher: Carolyn Dobrinich
Planned, organized, and instructed choral and general music classes
6th grade choir, 7th-8th grade choir, 6th grade general music, 7th-8th grade guitar class
Extra-curricular ensembles: Bulldog Boys Choir, Hi-C Girls Choir
Blue Lake International, International Choir Staff
Europe
Summer 2014
Chaperoned 60 12-18 year old students on a month-long concert tour of Europe
Taught sectional rehearsals for mass choir / coached chamber ensemble
Repertoire included an a cappella program, Beethoven IX, and Mozarts Coronation
Mass
Organized travel logistics for all equipment and luggage related to the tour
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Staff
Twin Lakes, MI
Summer 2013
Cabin counselor for 12 middle school / high school aged boys for 4 two-week sessions
Served as rehearsal assistant for middle school concert bands and high school jazz bands
Worked as vocal performer in staff choir and staff vocal ensemble
UIUC College of FAA, Teaching Assistant
Champaign, IL Spring 2013 - Fall 2014
Worked on committee to restructure curriculum for FAA 101
Planned and implemented lesson plans for weekly class meetings; graded student work
Taught class of 6 James Scholars in 2013, Taught class of 26 freshman students in 2014
Private Instructor
Elmhurst, IL
2008 2012
Taught individualized curriculum for elementary and middle school saxophone students

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Illini Student Musicals, Vocal Director West Side Story
Marching Illini, Alto Saxophone Section Leader
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, President, Music Director
National Association for Music Education, Secretary, University of Illinois Chapter

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE


University of Illinois Choirs
University of Illinois Chamber Singers
University Chorus
University of Illinois Chorale
Varsity Mens Glee Club

Urbana, IL

2011-2014

University of Illinois Bands


Urbana, IL
Marching Illini and Athletic Bands, Alto Saxophone
Hindsley Symphonic Band, Baritone Saxophone

2011-2014

Conducting Projects
Urbana, IL
2014
Senior Conducting Recital: conducted University Chorus on two pieces in concert
Junior Conducting Honors Project: recruited, rehearsed & conducted volunteer male
ensemble for concert
Produced a benefit concert of instrumental and vocal American music
UI Voice Divisional and Studio Recitals
Voice student of Dr. Barrington Coleman

Urbana, IL

2011-2014

First Presbyterian Church Choir


Bass Section Leader

Champaign, IL

2013-2014

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp


International Choir, Bass Section Leader 2014
Staff Choir and Staff Vocal Ensemble 2013

Europe / Michigan

2013-2014

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Illinois Music Education Conference Presentation
Peoria, IL
2015
Co-presented with Dr. Bridget Sweet, Professor Yvonne Redman, and Ms. Katie Bruton
Presentation (refereed): Considerations and Strategies for College Vocal Auditions
UIUC Chemistry Library, Student Employee

Urbana, IL

The Chamberlain Group, Summer Employee


Elmhurst, IL
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2012-2014
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