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I sing solos as well as harmonize. I seem to match soprano stuff... You will see from my resume under Performance the various parts I played. I love doing octave jumps (fun). I also play piano... looking into learning more jazz (classical upbringing). I have written some gospel songs - have a demo.
General music and choir instructor for teacher
Twin Oaks Middle School
August 2013 - November 2013
taught Solfege, note names, intervals and how to transpose using them. Teacher had knee surgery and came back - we ended part time for 2
weeks - I helped her with Fall Concerts.
Substitute for Prior Lake, Chaska, Chanhassen & Jordan School Districts
From November 2013
I was in charge of planning lessons, choosing songs for the next concert and getting students ready for that concert. During class, I played piano while I worked on various warm-ups, music theory and performance issues. I also helped their main teacher when she came back - we shared directing their Fall Concert.
Top of Site
: My students received a total of 3 "Top of Site" Awards for their vocal solos at contest.
2000: I tutored a student who was a soloist for the Int'l FFA Choir & European Collegiate Choir.
Lakeview Gospel Church
Up to June 2013
K-12 Vocal/Classroom Music Teacher
Butterfield Odin Public School
From September 2006
~Lesson plans, rubrics & curriculum mapping for K-6 grades
~ Arranged/composed/wrote off of YouTube songs to fit whoever was singing them
~ Directed various concerts both elementary and high school
~ Held instrumental clinics for my 4th graders by using Sr. High students as "clinicians"
~ Rigorous choir rehearsals, i.e., daily sightreading and rhythm exercises; breathing techniques and detailed analysis of the music for our next concert
~ Encouraged composition and transposition by 6th Grade.
Sleepy Eye Public School
September 2005 - December 2005
~ Taught 5th grade piano lab using a computer system with 15 attached keyboards-Yamaha Corp's MEI-1
~ Planned and taught grades 1,2, 5, 6 and both Jr. & Sr. High choirs.
~ Played trumpet in pit orchestra for their musical "Cinderella"
~ Research project used to assist Jr. High male students in finding their pitches.
~ Directed choirs in both Fall and Christmas concerts
No title... sang for free - fun
Minnesota Chorale - Soprano
(a full year)
Private piano and voice tutoring & composed original gospel music (Finale)
Marriage of Figaro
Heritage Singers: Mikado (Yum Yum); HMS Pinafore (Josephine)
Minot State Summer Theatre: Oklahoma (Gertie); The Telephone: (Lucy)
Qualifications & Certifications
Minot State University
Arts of Teaching
Minnesota State University
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