Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, August 2007

Master of Music in Ethnomusicology

Thesis: “Musicking in Mérida: Creating and Maintaining History and Culture Through La Escuela Municipal de Folclore Regional”

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, April 2005

Bachelor of Music in Education – Instrumental Emphasis, K-12

Spanish Major

Pre-Intern Teacher, Saint Monica’s Catholic School, Grades 7 – 8, Kalamazoo, MI, Fall 2004

Team taught middle and high school general music

Pre-Intern Teacher, Comstock Middle and High Schools, Spring 2004

Team taught middle and high school band ensembles and sectionals

Coached solo and small group ensembles for state contest

Pre-Intern Teacher, Portage West Middle School, Portage, MI, Fall 2003

Team taught middle and high school band

Coached sectionals



North Carolina Endorsed License, Music K-12, Standard Professional II

Kodály Level III, Summer 2011

Kodály Level II, Summer 2010

Kodály Level I, Summer 2009

Orff Level I, Summer 2009

World Music Drumming, Summer 2008

Roots of Rhythm, Summer 2007

Kindermusik, Winter 2005



Musik- und Kunstschule Habrom, Essingen, Germany, October 2012 – Present

Music and English co-teacher

Taught guitar lessons

Dubai American Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 2011 – 2012

Grade 1-3 general music educator

Taught Recorder Karate ASA (After School Activity)

Prepared holiday/winter concerts

Introduced recorder curriculum to third grade students

JV/Varsity/U-14 Boys and Girls Cross Country coach

Taught extracurricular piano and guitar lessons

Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville, North CArolina, USA, August 2007 – July 2011

Pauline Jones, Sunnyside, August 2008 – 2011

Stedman Elementary School, August 2009 – 2011

Manchester Elementary and Bill Hefner Elementary, Ausut 2007 – August 2008

K-5 general music teacher, servicing 3 schools a year

Created and directed PTA programs

Curriculum based on Kodály, Orff, recorder, strings, and World Music Drumming influences

Prepared third, fourth, and fifth grade students for country-mandated musical field trips

Assisted in after school tutoring program

Music integration enrichment instructor for annual Saturday Academy at Sunnyside Elementary School

District Elementary Representative of the Cumberland County Arts Leadership Committee

Guitar Instructor, Gray’s Creek Recreation Center, September 2010 – June 2011

Taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced guitar classes for students from age 8 to adult

Music Enrichment Educator, Fayetteville-Cumberland County Parks and Recreation, Spring – Summer 2010

Taught an 8-week music enrichment course at five participating recreation sites

Performed at Kids’ Fest, May 2010

Taught two summer enrichment instrument building courses at fifteen recreation sites

Certified Kindermusik Instructor, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, 2009

Family Time and OurTime curriculum

Summer Camp Drumming Instructor, Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, 2009

Taught a week-long World Music Drumming enrichment course

Assistant Band Director, Cumberland County School Summer Music Program, 2008

Assistant Band Director for a week-long summer band camp, grades 7 – 12

Discovery Kingdom, Bowling Green, Ohio, February 2006 – July 2007

Licensed Kindermusic Instructor, various curricula

Creative Arts Program, June 2006 – July 2007

Licensed Kindermusik Instructor, various curricula



Journal Feature, Teaching Music, January 2011. “In Fayetteville, NC, It Took a Village to Create the World’s Largest Concert® Segment”

Teacher as Screener,, September 2010 – June 2011

Chosen to be a volunteer screener for grant proposal submission

Screened an average of 25 teacher grants a week

Champion Music Festival, 2008, 2009

Participated and performed with fifth grade students annually at district music festival

Opening Ceremonies Chorus Participant, Reading Rocks Walk-A-Thon, 2007 – 2010

Students volunteered to participate in the opening ceremonies of the Walk-A-Thon

Performed for over 40,000 people

Music Educator’s National Conference (NAfME) World’s Largest Concert, 2008, 2011

School choir chosen to participate in the making of the yearly “Music in Our Schools Month” DVD

Chosen school (2011) for website feature and article in January issue of “Teaching Music”



February 2010, Cumberland County Schools, Roots of Rhythm Instrument Making Session

Instructed elementary music educators how to include instrument making in their classrooms as a supplement to their curriculum

August 2008, 2009, Cumberland County Schools, North Carolina Symphony

Co-presented the yearly materials for the fifth grade North Carolina Symphony field trip



Teaching Assistant, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, August 2005 – August 2006

Instructed two breakout sessions of general music appreciation each semester

Intern Experience, Allegan Middle and High Schools, Grades 6 – 12, Allegan, MI, Spring 2005

Assisted and directed middle and high school band rehearsals

Coached solo and small group ensembles for state contest



Studienkreis, Aalen, Germany, November 2012 – Present

Taught one-on-one and small group English tutoring sessions

Graduate Student Supervisor, Jerome Music Library and Sound Recording Archives, Bowling Green State University, November 2005 – August 2007

Music Reviewer, BG News, Pulse Section, 2006 – 2007

Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Western Michigan University, 2003 – 2006

Counselor, 2002 – 2005

Assistant Director, 2005

Allegan County Intermediate School District, Michigan, April 2005 – June 2005

Substitute Teacher

Private Clarinet Instructor, Parchment Middle School, 2002 – 2005

Counselor/Lifeguard, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lake, MI, Summer 2002 and 2004

Area Manager, Miller Auditorium, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 2002 – 2005



Voice of Music, 2012 – Present

Fayetteville Symphonic Band, 2008 – 2011

82nd Airborne Band, Civilian Guest Musician, 2010 Fourth of July Concert

Triangle Taiko, 2008-2009

Bowling Green State University Kusuma Sari Gamelan Ensemble, 2005 – 2007

Bowling Green State University Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, 2005

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Staff Band, 2002, 2004

Western Michigan University Symphonic Band, 2000 – 2004

Western Michigan University Bronco Band, 2000 – 2003

Livingston Symphony Orchestra, 2000

Livingston County Community Concert Band, 1999 – 2000

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Symphonic Band, 1998