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2010 VanderCook College of Music
M.M.Ed. in Music Education
Music teacher education, research methods, psychology of music and learning

Syracuse University
B.M. in Music Education
Illinois State Teacher's Certificate: Special, K-12 - Music
Instrumental major, applied clarinet,

Professional Experience
2002 - present    Hillside Public School
Chicago, Illinois
Band, Choir, General music
Grades 4 - 8

2000 - 2002    Sunnydale Music Camp

Clarinet, flute, saxophone lessons
Jazz band

1998 - 2000    St. Martin's Church
Choir assistant

Musical Performance Experience
Clarinet, piano, organ
Hillside Chamber Orchestra
Greater Chicago Wind Ensemble, Chicago
St. Martin's Church Choir
Master’s Recital, Syracuse University
Bachelor’s Recital, SUNY College at Fredonia
Miscellaneous activities such as ensemble coaching, accompanist for young elementary musical presentations, clarinetist for chamber groups and bands

Other Work Experience
Sears Roebuck, 1997 - 2001
Sales clerk
Stereo systems and other electronic devices

Illinois Music Educators Association
District 3 Auditions, 2004 - 08

Professional Affiliations
Music Educators National Conference
Illinois Music Educators Association
Sigma Alpha Iota
College Music Society
International Clarinet Society

Master's Project
A Hands-On Approach to Teaching Improvisation in Early Elementary General Music Classes VanderCook College of Music, 2010.  Advisor:  Dr. Hubert Nutt.

"Teaching Improvisation to Children."
 Music Educators National Conference, 2009.

"Computers and Music Education." 
Presented at the fall Hillside School teacher in-service
September, 2008.