Teaching Artist Resume

Education September 2003 – May 2007              Steinhardt School of Education

New York University      New York, NY

BM in Vocal Performance

§    Music Theatre Concentration

§    Graduated Summa cum laude and as an Honors Scholar

Professional experience September 2011 – August 2012    Willows Theatre Company         Martinez, CA

Conservatory Director

§    Developed educational theatre curriculum.

§    Hired and supervised teaching artists.

§    Taught classes and mentored aspiring artists.

§    Directed WinterStage and SummerStage productions.

§    Acted as producer of WinterStage and SummerStage shows – overseeing all production and organizational elements.

§    Coordinated and directed the Spring Matinee Series – a free theatre event for schools.

September 2010 – September 2011       ViBO Music School       San Francisco, CA

Voice and Piano Instructor

§    Coached multiple voice and piano students of various levels, ranging in age from 4 – 60 years.

September 2010 – September 2011   Village Music School       Pleasant Hill, CA

Voice and Piano Instructor

§    Coached twenty-five voice and piano students of various levels, ranging in age from 4 – 40 years.

Sept. 2010 – June 2011    San Francisco Friends       School San Francisco, CA

After-school Piano Instructor

§    Taught beginning piano lessons to Kindergarten – 4th Graders.

§    Designed course of study and selected repertoire.

May 2007 – Present          Rachel Robinson Music Studio      San Francisco, CA

Private Voice and Piano Instructor

§    Founded and maintained a private voice and piano studio.

§    Coordinate lesson times and choose repertoire for students, who range in age from 6 – 21.

§    Teach 60-minute one-on-one lessons specializing in technique and repertoire.

December 2007 – May 2010      Stage Left Children’s Theater     Tappan, NY

Musical Director –  A Year With Frog and Toad (2010), Beauty and the Beast  (2009), The Wiz(2008)

§    Lead cast members, ages 7-18, in learning music for a spring production.

§    Accompanied rehearsals on the piano.

§    Coordinated and conducted the orchestra.

§    Created rehearsal CDs with vocal and instrumental tracks.

September 2007 – August 2010    Stage Left Children’s Theater    Tappan, NY

Teaching Artist

§    Designed and taught a class focused on audition techniques for both musicals and dramatic pieces.

§    Taught four Musical Theatre Classes for ages 7 -10.

§    Introduced basic stage skills and vocal technique.

§    Choreographed five songs for an end-of-semester revue.

§    Created a Musical Theatre Cabaret class, specializing in contemporary repertoire.

§    Directed multiple workshop productions, including Pinocchio, Cinderella, Babes in Toyland, Honk! Jr., The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Sound of Music.

August 2006                   Acting Manitou                         Waterville, ME

Musical Director

§    Taught students music for productions of Joseph…Dreamcoat and All Shook Up.

§    Accompanied both productions on the piano.

§    Led the students in daily warm-ups and basic vocal instruction.

§    Instructed master classes in performing a song.

Spring 2006                 McCarter Theatre                      Princeton, NJ

Musical Director/Accompanist

§    Music directed a production of The Magic Show for First Stage Company VI.

§    Worked with students in grades 7-10 on solos and group numbers.  Taught music and basic vocal skills.

§    Accompanied the production on the piano.

Fall 2005 – Spring 2006     New York University                    New York, NY

Resident Assistant

§    Worked in a Residence Hall with 38 First Year students.

§    Led the All the World’s a Stage Explorations floor.  Explorations is a continuing education program that advocates a Living and Learning environment.  Residents and the RA coordinate with a Faculty Affiliate on programs that incorporate NYU and New York City resources into their floor’s specific theme.  The residents are also part of a special Writing the Essay class that incorporates the floor’s theme and events into writing projects.

§    Planned tours of various NYC theatres, including The Culture Project, the Skirball Theatre, and the Metropolitan Opera.

§    Took residents to mainstream theatre, such as the annual Shakespeare in the Park production, and also to more avant garde theatre, including The Wooster Group and Mabou Mines.

§    Facilitated community development on the floor by acting as a liaison between the residents, the Faculty Affiliate, and the Writing Instructor.  Also through social programs such as Milk and Cookie Study Breaks, Root Beer Float Parties, Movie Nights, and trips to see fellow residents perform in musical or theatrical productions.

Summer 2004 – 2006             Imagination Stage                          Bethesda, MD

Performing Arts Counselor

§       Was responsible for the care of sixteen ten-year-olds.  Led them in extra rehearsals, supervised their free time, and assisted in specialty classes such as American Sign Language, Stagecraft, Drama, Music, Dance, and Makeup.

§       Acted as an assistant and substitute for the Music Director.

§       Supervised Counselors in Training.

Summer 2001 – 2003       Camp Rim Rock for Girls      Yellow Spring, WV

Performing Arts Counselor

§    Led girls age 6 – 16 in Drama, Choir, and Stagecraft classes.  Taught theatre games and exercises; guided development of final stage and music productions; introduced basic theatre terminology, skills, and occupations.

§    Supervised Counselors in Training and Junior Counselors.

§    As a resident counselor, managed and participated in morning and evening activities.

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