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RACHEL QUILLIAN

rachel.quillian@gmail.com 269-455-8033

EDUCATION
Calvin College
Bachelor of Music Education expected May 2017
Michigan Teaching Certificate K-12 Music (JQ Type 99)

EXPERIENCE
Zeeland High School Zeeland, MI
Student Teacher February 2017
Leads warm ups. Plans and teaches lessons to a variety of high school choirs, small groups, and sectionals.
Leads aural skills activities for Advanced Placement Music Theory. Helps individual students prepare for
State Solo & Ensemble and solos in the school musical. Choral conducting. Grades written assignments.

Cityside Middle School Zeeland, MI


Student Teacher February 2017
Leads warm ups. Plans and teaches lessons to 6th grade choirs and sectionals. Teaches new music through
rote learning and sight reading. Works with individual students preparing for musical auditions.

Private Lesson Instructor


Voice Teacher September 2016 December 2016
Taught various vocalises to warm up prior to singing repertoire. Prepared students for school musical
auditions. Observed and improved singing techniques and expression.

Private Lesson Instructor


Music Coach October 2016 December 2016
Worked with individual brass and woodwind students. Helped students improve music reading abilities, and
understanding of articulation and dynamics. Provided specific practice strategies.

Ada Christian School Ada, MI


Teacher Aide February 2016 May 2016
Observed and assisted in elementary general music classes, 3rd grade choir, and 8th grade band. Assisted
mentor teachers with the Kindergarten opera and 8th grade musical. Created and taught a 2nd grade unit plan
on rhythms and taught 5th grade lessons for rhythmic ostinato and Sizohamba Naye.

Gentex Corporation Holland, MI


Warehouse Employee 2013-2016 (Summers), January 2017
Dependable team member, willing to work in other areas of the warehouse when needed. Provided assembly
lines with materials in an efficient manner. Able to use technology and necessary programs to complete
material transactions.
Rachel Quillian

SKILLS
Has experience in K-5 General Music, 6-8 Band, and 6-12 Choir during observation, teacher aiding, and
student teaching semesters. Additional experience includes teaching private voice lessons, coaching
instrumental students, planning, and leading worship.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Jo Bortz Vocal Music Scholarship
Arthur and Kathryn Mervenne Education Scholarship
John and Doris Van Dellen Music Scholarship
Gysbert and Marie Bron Scholarship
Knollcrest Scholarship
First Generation Award

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Attended the Michigan Music Conference
2015 2017
Memberships
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA)

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus
January 2017
Full Voice Recital
November 2016
Calvin College Capella
September 2015 December 2016
Calvin College Womens Chorale
September 2013 May 2016

REFERENCES
Dr. Phillip Hash Pearl Shangkuan
Music Education Adviser|pmh3@calvin.edu Professor, Choir Director| pshangku@calvin.edu
Lisa Walhout Jonathan Van Eck
Voice Teacher|lwalhout@calvin.edu Mentor Teacher|jvaneck1@zps.org