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Undergraduate, VanderCook College of Music
Background and Credentials
I am a student at VanderCook College of Music working towards a Bachelor of Music Education degree in the instrumental track. My major instrument is the trumpet but I am studying all instruments and learning how to teach music classes in instrumental, choral and general music. My goal is to teach band at a high school level in the future. Before enrolling at VanderCook, I was a student at Mount Pleasant High School where I played trumpet in the band, marching band, pit orchestra, jazz band, and brass quintet. I was also a Tri-M Music Honor Society officer and performed in many coffeehouses.
I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware where I also played in the All-State and All-District Bands for several years and participated in the University of Delaware's summer wind ensemble. I have some experience in teaching, including acting as the Band Director at Albert Einstein Academy. I plan to complete the BMEd degree in the spring of 2014. You may view my complete resume here.
About VanderCook College of Music
VanderCook College of Music is the only degree-granting institution in the United States solely dedicated to music teacher education. The mission of the college is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the preparation of teachers in instrumental, choral, and general music disciplines. Its broad-based curriculum is designed to prepare teachers with strong character, skill in the process of teaching, and respect for the essential role of music in our culture.
VanderCook's Conceptual Framework
The Conceptual Framework of VanderCook College of Music is built from three essential attributes: Professionalism in teaching, excellence in music, and strength in character. This framework directs the programs, courses, teachings, assessment of candidates and faculty, scholarship, service and accountability of the College as a whole. My personal experiences as a student in the BMEd program enhanced my understanding of my profession and myself with respect to each of these attributes. To see more, please go to VCM Conceptual Framework.