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Paul McKay

78 Mahogany Drive; Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: (716) 480-3736 — E-Mail:

The Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam (May 2018)
B.M. Music Education
Business of Music Minor
• Voice & Choral Track Concentrations
• 3.57 GPA
• President’s & Dean’s List (every semester)
• Official transcripts available through SUNY Potsdam’s Registrar Office (

Teaching Experience
Student Teaching (January 2018-May 2018)
Lancaster High School; Lancaster, NY
Buffalo Discovery School PS #67; Buffalo, NY
Site Supervisor: Mrs. Cindy Ripley
• Led 9-12 Mixed Chorus, Women’s Choir, and Concert Choir rehearsals
• Rehearsed and conducted for Spring Concerts
• Rehearsed and conducted for Lancaster Masterwork Concert at the University at Buffalo
• Developed and instructed a culturally responsive curriculum for K-12 music curriculum
• Assisted with various activities including vocal coaching for the school musical and All-County
• Planned and taught K-6 general music and 4-6 choir

Pre-K General Music Practicum (January 2017-May 2017)

St. Mary’s Elementary School; Canton, NY
Site Supervisor: Dr. Marsha Baxter
• Designed and taught general music curriculum for Pre-K students
• Assisted peers in design and instruction of lessons

Student Conductor (January 2017-April 2017)

Potsdam Community Chorus
Site Supervisor: Dr. Nils Klykken
• Rehearsed and conducted ensemble every rehearsal
• Conducted ensemble for Spring 2017 Concert
• Responsible for ensemble set-up and administrative tasks for each rehearsal
• Participated in weekly individual conducting lessons with ensemble director

Elementary Choir Practicum (September 2016-December 2016)

St. Mary’s Elementary School; Canton, NY
Site Supervisor: Dr. Nils Klykken
• Designed and taught curriculum for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade choir
• Conducted and rehearsed ensemble each week
• Aided instruction of students who required one-on-one assistance
Paul McKay
78 Mahogany Drive; Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 480-3736 — E-Mail:

Teaching Voice Lessons to Non-Music Majors (September 2016-May 2017)

SUNY Potsdam
Site Supervisors: Drs. Deborah Massell and Lonel Woods
• Privately instructed three college-aged students
• Developed instruction plans for each student on a personalized basis

Music Director (May 2016-May 2017)

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Chorale
• Directed and conducted all ensemble rehearsals
• Planned semesterly musicale with Sigma Alpha Iota Women’s Music Fraternity
• Collaborated with other arts organizations on campus
• Planned and organized Mills Music Missions at Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Leadership Experience
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Theta Iota Chapter (March 2015-December 2017)
President (May 2016-May 2017)
• Oversaw all operations of Fraternity
• Responsible for all Fraternity communication and public relations
• Communicated regularly between SUNY Potsdam administration and National Fraternity officials
Webmaster (May 2015-May 2017)
• Constructed, maintained, and updated chapter website
• Established and maintained chapter’s various social media platforms
• Managed Fraternity calendar and email platforms

Potsdam Music Business Club (January 2015-May 2017)

President (May 2016-May 2017)
• Coordinated club correspondence
• Organized and planned all club meetings, events, and conferences
Secretary (May 2015-May 2016)
• Composed and publicized minutes for all club meetings
• Tracked and developed all club records
• Planned, organized, and publicized events relating to the Music Business Industry

American Choral Director’s Association, The Crane School of Music Chapter (September 2014-
December 2017)
Vice President (May 2016-May 2017)
• Planned all organization-sponsored events
• Regularly met with choral faculty regarding organization activities and community involvement
• Regularly represented The Crane School of Music choral area at various on-campus events
Public Relations and Historian (December 2014-May 2016)
• Designed and displayed posters for all club events and meetings
• Maintained organization’s various social media platforms
• Documented and photographed all club events; posted and displayed on social media
Paul McKay
78 Mahogany Drive; Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 480-3736 — E-Mail:

Crane Chorus (September 2014-December 2017)

Secretary (September 2016-May 2017)
• Collected and recorded attendance for all rehearsals
• Provided leadership and communication to The Crane School of Music’s largest choral ensemble

Choral Singing Experience

Potsdam Community Chorus (January 2017-December 2017)
Concert Choir (September 2016-May 2017)
Hosmer Choir (September 2015-May 2016)
• Crane Student Association Representative
Men’s Ensemble (September 2014-May 2015)
• Crane Student Association Representative
Crane Chorus (September 2014-December 2017)
• Masterwork performance at Carnegie Hall (May 2016)

Professional Experience
Alfred Music Publishing Intern
National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show (January 2018)
• Assisted in building, organizing, and set-up of show floor
• Assisted clients with selecting and purchasing a variety of music literature

Director of Marketing and Publicity

College Light Opera Company (September 2016-August 2017)
• Responsible for all company press releases and media advertising
• Composed and edited show programs
• Managed bar and concession operations during performances
• Webmaster for company website and social media platforms

KHS America Intern

National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show (January 2017)
• Assisted in building and set-up of company floor plan and instrument displays
• Managed concierge desk

Box Office Treasurer & Assistant Director of Marketing and Publicity

College Light Opera Company (June 2016-August 2016)
• Oversaw day-to-day operations of company’s box office, including daily audit and sales report
• Facilitated exchanges and provided assistance to patrons with questions and grievances
• Assisted with all aspects of company marketing
• Supervised Young Critics Circle student outreach program
• Trained for various marketing CRM platforms