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Joshua D Overrocker Permanent:

425 Barrington Dr. (315) 941-0581 162 Switzer Hill Rd
Potsdam, NY 13676 Fonda, NY 12068


The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam Spring 2017

B.M. in Music Education
Choral Track Concentration
Music in Special Education Concentration
Presidents List (6 semesters)
GPA: 3.87

Educational Experience

Special Education Practicum Spring 2017

Potsdam High School
Taught high school general music to a life-skills course
Planned appropriate lessons in music for students with developmental disabilities
Adjusted lessons to be age and content appropriate

Special Education Practicum Spring 2017

Lawrence Avenue Elementary School
Instructed elementary general music to students with emotional/behavioral
Created appropriate lesson plans for elementary aged students in a self-contained
Observed and adjusted lessons for students disabilities

Assistant Director Spring 2017

Massena High School
Assisted the director with staging and blocking of scenes
Aided in the teaching and coaching of songs for students
Helped students with characterization and acting skills

Student Teacher Fall 2016

Massena High School
Lead 9-12 Mixed Chorus, Womens Chorus, and Chorus Lessons
Rehearsed and conducted for the annual winter concert
Assisted with various activities including musical preparation, All-State Festivals,
All-County auditions, and a performance with the Orchestra of
Northern New York (ONNY)

Student Teacher Fall 2016

A.A. Kingston Middle School
Taught 5-8 general music as well as 5-8 choir
Developed a curriculum for select classes as well as taught already set
Participated in extra curricular activities and fundraisers including show choir,
lip sync, and karaoke fundraisers
Creative Arts Summer Camp Instructor Summer 2016
SUNY Potsdam Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation
Instructed grades K-12 in various levels of musical theatre
Developed a working curriculum for a two-week instructional camp
Rehearsed, conducted and accompanied for a final camp performance

General Music Practicum Spring 2016

St. Marys Elementary School
Taught Preschool general music two days a week
Helped with various lessons taught by my peers
Monitored the class while I was teaching and while I was an observant

Elementary Choir Practicum Spring 2016

St. Marys Elementary School
Taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade choir
Conducted the ensemble 4 times
Aided with one on one instruction for students who needed extra assistance

Creative Arts Program Teaching Assistant Spring 2016

SUNY Potsdam Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation
Taught afterschool activities to elementary aged children (K-3)
Led students through various activities in areas including theatre, dance,
and music
Created an environment similar to that of a classroom

Student Conductor Fall 2015

SUNY Potsdam/ Crane School of Music
Rehearsed and conducted the Phoenix Club
Conducted the ensemble in the Fall 2015 Choral Extravaganza Concert
Met weekly with the director in order to work on some of the administrative
tasks involved with the ensemble

Teachers Assistant Fall 2015

SUNY Potsdam
Assisted with a First Year Success Seminar Class
Taught a few lessons throughout the semester on various topics including class
selection and research skills
Met weekly to discuss grades and the environment of the class with the professor

Substitute Teacher Spring 2015- Present

Sauquoit Valley Central School
Worked per diem as a K-12 substitute
Filled in for all subjects and content areas

Peer Tutor/ Teacher Assistant Summer 2014

Mohawk Valley Community College
Tutored mathematics in college learning center
Assisted teacher in classroom as infused tutor
Worked open lab hours for walk-in tutoring
Professional Experience

Admissions Office Intern Spring 2017

SUNY Potsdam Admissions
Communicated and aided prospective students through the college application
process through means of telephone, email, and social media
Completed various data entry tasks, territory management, and outreach tasks
Aided in the process of interviewing and hiring student ambassadors

Orientation Leader (OL) Summer 2015- Present

SUNY Potsdam Student and Family Transitions
Lead activities during summer orientation sessions
Assisted students and families with the college transition
Aided with various tasks that included Family Weekend, hiring of new OLs,
and Transition Conferences

Student Ambassador Spring 2015- Fall 2016

SUNY Potsdam Admissions
Tour guide during the school year and open houses
Assisted in various office tasks which include data entry and filing
Aided in process of guiding prospective students towards a college decision

Resident Assistant (RA) Spring 2015- Fall 2016

SUNY Potsdam Residence Life
Assist in residential living by promoting community through the promotion of diversity
and inclusion, policy enforcement, and various programming
Upperclassmen (Spring 2015)
First Year Experience (Fall 2015- Spring 2016)
Training Committee Member who trained new RAs and planned the training process

Performance Experience

Cast Member in SUNY Potsdams Musical Theatre Showcase (LOKO Festival) Spring 2017
Conducting Master class with Nils Klykken Spring 2015
Crane Concert Choir Spring 2015- Present
Hosmer Choir Fall 2014
Mens Ensemble Fall 2013- Spring 2014
Crane Chorus Fall 2013- Present

Volunteer/ Professional Organizations

Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society Spring 2017

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fall 2015- Present
Collegiate Member (Fall 2015-Present)
Academic Chair (Spring 2016-Spring 2017)
Music Director (Spring 2016)
Alumni Relations Officer (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Spring 2015- Present
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Spring 2014- Present
Treasurer (2015- 2016)
American Choral Directors Association Fall 2013- Present
Treasurer (2015- 2016)
2015 National Conference Attendee
2014 New York State Conference Attendee