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Allison Miller
(708) 308-3839
110 Linden Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540

!Westminster Choir College of Rider UniversityEducation

Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.98

Princeton, NJ
2011 2014

Music Education with Patrick Schmidt, Nicholas McBride, Al Holcomb, Janet Cape, Sharon Morrow, and Frank Abrahams; Music
in Special Education with James Maher; Vocal Studies with Sean McCarther and Julia Kemp; Diction with Faith Esham;
Conducting with Frank Abrahams and Amanda Quist; Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments with Janet Cape; String
Instruments with Elizabeth Guerriero; Bell Choir with Kathleen Ebling Shaw; Piano with Thomas Parente; Music History and
Theory with Stefan Young, Anthony Kosar, Eric Hung, and Sharon Mirchandani.

!College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
2010 2011

General Studies
Cumulative Grade Point Average: 4.0

!University of Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, IL
2009 2010

General Studies, Music, Music Education

Cumulative Grade Point Average: 4.0

!Clinton Township School District

Teaching Experience
Lebanon, NJ
Summer 2015

Extended School Year

Worked as a classroom aid in a self-contained classroom for students with special needs
Communicated with behaviorist to better serve individual students

!Round Valley School - Clinton Township School District

Lebanon, NJ
2014 2015

General Music and Chorus Teacher

Taught music classes to students in grades 4-6

Developed overall musicianship, singing technique, critical listening skills, music literacy, and creation
Promoted healthy singing technique, instrumental skills, creative movement, composition, and improvisation
Utilized elements of Kodly and Orff methodologies
Conducted and prepared 200 singers for two choral concerts throughout the year
Accompanied rehearsals on piano
Directed auditioned ensemble of 52 singers
Organized and led trip to Music In The Parks Festival
Implemented Common Core Curriculum Standards and utilized OnCourse lesson planning program
Designed curriculum to suit the new quarter-rotation schedule
Differentiated instruction to accommodate students with special needs in both inclusion and self-contained classroom settings
Participated in Professional Learning Communities

!Chapin School - Private School

Student Teacher

Princeton, NJ
Spring 2014

Taught music classes to students in grades 1-8 in a supervised practicum

Incorporated elements of Kodly and Orff methodologies
Fostered creativity, developed singing technique, and promoted music literacy
Accompanied choral rehearsals on piano
Implemented vocal warm-up activities and vocalises
Conducted repertoire in preparation for the spring concert
Included the National Standards for Music Education and the Common Core Curriculum Standards in lessons
Differentiated instruction to meet individual student learning styles
Attended teacher meetings and conferences and participated in school community events

!National Association for Music EducationRelated Experience

Active Member

Treasurer, Media Coordinator

New Jersey
2010 Present

Attended the New Jersey Music state conference

New Jersey Elementary Honor Choir Prepared and submitted rehearsal recordings for the organization to help prepare
students for the rehearsal and performance. Supervising seven students with music preparation.

!National Association for Music Education, Student Chapter 183

Allison Miller

Princeton, NJ
2012 2013

Treasurer Managed chapter accounts and handled student chapter membership dues. Tracked membership and developed
fundraising events.
Media Coordinator Promoted chapter events through various means. Designed events and presentations that encouraged
a sense of community and enhanced the educational experience.

!American Choral Directors Association

National, State, and Collegiate Member

2012 2014

Performing Experience
Westminster Choir Joe Miller, conductor
Westminster Choir Tour Manager, Chorister

Princeton, NJ and Charleston, SC

2011 2014

Westminster Choir Tour Manager Managed the choir at the Spoleto Festival in the summer of 2013. Served as a liaison
between the Westminster Choir and Spoleto Festival Headquarters. Organized travel, created formal documents, and
communicated rehearsal schedules to singers.
Chorister Performances throughout Princeton as well as annual tours. Chorus in residence at the Spoleto Festival USA in
Charleston, South Carolina. Featured on a Naxos album, The Hearts Reflection

!Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller, conductor


Performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, and the WestEastern Divan Orchestra.
Worked under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Daniel Barenboim, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Andrew

Awards and Honors


Princeton, NJ
2012 2013

Andrew J. Rider Scholar

Deans List

New Jersey Music K-12

Dr. Al Holcomb Professor of Music Education and Department Chair
Westminster Choir College of Rider University
101 Walnut Lane Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(609) 921-7100 ext. 8104
Dr. Sharon Morrow Assistant Professor of Music Education
Westminster Choir College of Rider University
101 Walnut Lane Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(608) 577-1370
Ms. Desiree Melegrito General and Choral Music Teacher
Chapin School
4101 Princeton Pike Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 306-8721