Academic Achievements

  • Winner of the Joan Frey Boytim Fellowship for Independent Teachers (2018)

  • President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)

  • M.M. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, Penn State University, GPA of 3.9

  • B.A. in English, Magna Cum Laude (May 2007), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

  • B.M. in Vocal Performance (May 2007), Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

  • Member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society

  • Member of the Golden Key Honor Society

 

Business and Employment Experience

  • Private voice and piano instructor (2009-present)

  • Music teacher at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind (Music Instruction K-12th)

  • Holds an AZ teaching certification in secondary music education

  • Completed most coursework for a TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired) certificate at the University of Arizona

  • Summer Destinations Program Leader with Round House Theatre (Summer 2009, Summer 2011)

    • Worked with other program leaders to design summer curriculum and taught drama classes for children ages 5-12.

  • Student worker for the Penn State Music Office (September 2009-May 2011)

  • “Opening Minds through the Arts” Teaching Artist with the Tucson Unified School District (September 2008-June 2009)

    • Worked in five elementary schools using the art form of opera to teach first graders writing/language skills.  Worked with public school teachers to design lesson plans that met state standards.

  • Music/Drama Teacher at Arts for All, a non-profit arts center for kids and adults with disabilities (October 2008-January 2009)

    • Created and implemented lesson plans for children and adults with and without disabilities.

 

Other

  • Braille and music Braille experience

  • American Sign Language skills

  • Diction coaching skills in Italian, German, and French

  • Performer with the Arizona Rose Theater Company

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Knowledge of Arizona State educational standards

  • Guitar skills

 

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