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To obtain a job which serves to provide students with a unique, comprehensive, and
well-rounded education in music.


Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, January 2012 May 2015

Bachelor of Music, Teacher Licensure Option, Instrumental Concentration
GPA: 3.96/4.0
Charleston High School, Charleston, IL, Class of 2011


Illinois K-12 Music Teacher License anticipated May 2015

Teaching Experience

Instrumental Music Student Teacher, Mattoon Middle School and Riddle Elementary
School, Mattoon CUSD 2, Mattoon, IL, January 2015 May 2015
- Provide weekly private lessons for beginning instrumentalists
- Instruct and lead full band rehearsals for 5 th-8th grade students
- Lead Middle School Jazz Band rehearsal twice per week
- Teach K-5 General Music classes
- Design lessons which align with school-wide learning initiatives
Instrumental Music Practicum Teacher, Windsor Junior/Senior High School Bands,
Windsor Community School District, Windsor, IL, March 2014 May 2014
- Communicate with students privately and in groups
- Lead 7th 12th grade band rehearsals
- Collaborate with other music educators and peer teachers
Marching Season Instructor, Newton Community High School Marching Eagles, July
2013 August 2014 (seasonal)
- Lead rehearsals and instruct groups of students in grades 7-12
- Troubleshoot and provide feedback for high school musicians
Independent Bassoon Instructor, July 2012 present
- Instruct students ages 11 17
- Develop individual lesson plans for each student

Related Experience

Clinicians Assistant, ILMEA District V Junior Band, November 2014

- Conduct National Anthem at District V Junior Band Concert
- Aid clinician in providing music and other materials to students
- Assist students with questions and concerns throughout the day
Sullivan High School Marching Band Contest Assistant, September 2014
- Oversee high school students as they guide bands
- Support clinicians as they instruct ensembles
- Work in partnership with colleagues to help the day run smoothly

Eastern Music Camp Administrative Assistant, January 2014 July 2014

- Update and manage database of addresses and related information
- Manage materials to be sent to interested schools and students
- Prepare materials for campers and staff
Booth Library Student Worker, January 2012 December 2014
- Supervise patrons as they enter and exit the building
- Delegate tasks to other library departments on a case-by-case basis
- Manage digital media collections

Professional Activities
Ensemble Experience

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Eastern Illinois University NAfME Collegiate Chapter, Jan. 2012-present
- President (2013-14)
- Treasurer (2012-13)
- Collaborate with peers to plan and run meetings
- Planned and hosted state conference in 2012 and 2013
Principle Bassoon, Eastern Illinois University Wind Symphony, Jan. 2012-Dec. 2014
Principle Bassoon, Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Aug. 2012-present
Alto/soprano, St. Charles Borromeo Parish Choir, Charleston, IL, Oct. 2013-present
Soprano I, Eastern Illinois University Concert Choir, Aug. 2014-Dec. 2014
Clarinet and Bassoon, Charleston Community Band, May 2006 present (seasonal)

Honors and Awards

Recipient, Eastern Illinois University Warner Presidential Scholarship in Music (2014, 15)
Recipient, George S. Westcott Band Award (2015)
Recipient, EIU Distinguished Senior Award (2015)
Recipient, EIU Music Department Outstanding Student Award (2015)
Recipient, EIU Music Department Music Theory Award (2015)
Recipient, John & Bina Jo Walters Music Award (2014)
Recipient, EIU Department of Music Music History Award (2014)
Recipient, Eastern Illinois University Writes With Distinction Award (2014)
Recipient, Eastern Illinois University Excellence in Fine Arts Award (2012)
Recipient, Drum Major First Class, Smith Walbridge Clinics (2010)
Member, National Honor Society (2010)
Member, French National Honor Society (2010)

Dr. Danelle Larson
Assistant Professor of Music Education, Eastern Illinois University
Phone: (217) 254-5165
Mrs. Jessica Closson
Middle School Band Teacher, Mattoon CUSD#2
Phone: (217) 343-1060
Mrs. Melissa Ferguson
Fifth Grade Band Teacher, Mattoon CUSD#2
Phone: (217) 232-2239
Mr. Lester Edwards
Student Teaching Supervisor, EIU College of Education
Phone: (217) 774-3273
Mr. Allan Horney
Professor Emeritus, EIU Department of Music; Director, St. Charles Parish Choir
Phone: (217) 348-0207
Dr. Kathryn Fenton
Professor of Music History, EIU Department of Music
Phone: (217) 581-7042
Mrs. Christine Derrickson
Booth Library Administration
Phone: (217) 581-6061