Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Ambitious Drummer with unprecedented musical talents and an energetic and outgoing demeanor. Successful in managing performance contracts and schedules. Creative and industrious Drummer with 20+ years of diverse drumming experience. Expert in drum field as performer, teacher and composer for multiple genres. Inventive drummer with unique style and deep and thorough knowledge of advanced drum techniques. Expressive Drummer, friendly and outgoing individual with interests in all musical genres. Offering 20+ years of comprehensive performance experience.

  • Sound mixing expertise
  • Broad metric range
  • Transposition
  • Active chamber musician
  • Expressive
  • Musical arrangements understanding
  • Coordinating shows
  • Musical notation comprehension
  • Studio recordings
  • Broad range of musical styles
  • Memorization expert
  • Strong improvising ability
  • Percussion
  • Rehearsing
  • Practicing music
  • Services promotion
  • Conducting
  • Tuning
  • Special events performances
  • Poised
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Composition
  • Skilled conductor
  • Soloing
  • Drum tuning
  • Supporting artists
  • Ministry experience
  • Adhering to schedules
  • Music recording
  • Improving group sound
08/2015 to Current Musician Archdiocese Of San Antonio | Converse, TX,
  • Collaborated with other musicians to plan rehearsals and performances.
  • Developed strong interpersonal skills to deal with different personalities.
  • Adapted to new songs, concepts and arrangements quickly and professionally.
  • Played variety of music with broad stylistic range and improvisatorial flexibility.
  • Identified mistakes made by other musicians and corrected problems.
  • Expressed musical themes through tempo, phrasing, volume and dynamics.
  • Chose music appropriate to specific performance requirements.
  • Accentuated rhythm of other band members and motivated optimum individual and team performance.
  • Performed in recording studios as session musician, supporting vocalists' rhythm and tempo.
  • Arranged band gigs and performed for corporate events, weddings and parties.
  • Taught drumming online and in-person to students of all ages from beginner to advanced level.
  • Tuned and set up drums in studios as drum tech and worked as drum tech for gospel groups.
  • Formed band and managed band's personnel, including recruiting and hiring.
  • Coordinated band business operations including contracts with venues, developing promotional material and generating new business.
  • Memorized musical selections, routines and cues while singing acapella with accompaniments.
  • Performed songs in various musical genres, including gospel, pop and a wide range of various genres.
  • Closely followed musical notation and conductor's instructions.
  • Provided accompaniment for church choirs and other musicians participating in worship.
  • Assigned parts for choir concerts based on individual talents and contribution to overall sound quality.
  • Conferred with clergy to select music for church services.
  • Performed as part of choirs in a wide range concerts over my childhood going into my senior year of high school.
  • Auditioned for positions in orchestras, choruses, bands, and other types of music groups.
  • Entertained guests while simultaneously arranging and improvising popular music based on audience reactions.
  • Transcribed musical compositions to adapt for particular ensembles.
  • Organized band ensemble to play for special events such as weddings and funerals.
06/2016 to 08/2018 Music Director First United Methodist Church | Niantic, CT,
  • Chose suitable music for vocal types and organized rehearsals to prepare members for performances.
  • Chose suitable music for various vocal types and organized rehearsals to ensure performer's readiness.
  • Located and secured substitute musicians for absences.
  • Managed requests for specific musical pieces.
  • Used computers and synthesizers to compose, orchestrate and arrange music.
  • Directed rehearsals to achieve tonal and harmonic balance.
  • Positioned group members to obtain balance among instrumental or vocal sections.
  • Guided choir members musicians during rehearsals and performances.
03/2014 to 09/2015 Cook/Cashier Team Lead Democracy Prep Public Schools | Bronx, NY,
  • Assisted with training new cashiers and customer service team members to increase speed of onboarding.
  • Maintained high productivity by processing cash, credit, debit and voucher program payments for customers.
  • Authorized discounts and special actions to resolve customer disputes and maintain satisfaction.
  • Assisted management with developing and managing employee improvement strategies to encourage exceptional performance from staff.
  • Inventoried stock and placed new orders to keep supplies within optimal levels for expected demands.
  • Maintained professional store appearance by inspecting checkout areas and directing team members in cleaning, trash removal and other actions.
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Assisted with purchases, locating items and signing up for rewards programs.
  • Organized food preparation stations and regularly replenished supplies.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Prepared food items such as deli and hot sandwiches to meet customer orders.
  • Operated pizza oven and brick oven along with other kitchen equipment to prepare authentic Italian dishes.
  • Complied with safety and sanitation guidelines to maintain health and well-being of customers and other staff.
  • Communicated with customer to provide menu offering details and assist with decision-making.
  • Stocked and managed inventory items using First-In First Out (FIFO) method to use products prior to expiration and reduce food waste.
  • Stocked freezers and refrigerators to maintain adequate supply of ingredients and products.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues, customer requests or substitutions for allergen concerns.
  • Operated large-volume cooking equipmen to grill, bake and fry food items for customers.
  • Kept customer and food preparation areas clean and well-organized.
  • Supervised kitchen staff and applied positive reinforcement, promoting pleasant working environment.
  • Instructed kitchen staff to work on clean surfaces and wipe down counters with company-approved cleaning products.
01/2012 to 08/2015 Musical Director Bethel Pentecostal Faith Church | City, STATE,
  • Directed rehearsals to achieve tonal and harmonic balance.
  • I worked closely with my musicians to make sure that everything that was needed for a performance was available.
  • Always created an environment as to where all voices are heard and opinions matter.
  • I always allow the musicality of musicians in my band to show and also allow myself to be taught in the process.
  • Positioned group members to obtain balance among instrumental or vocal sections.
  • Guided 4 musicians during rehearsals, performances and recording sessions.
  • Used Logic Pro X to edit and enhance music library.
  • Chose and prepared pieces for holidays and special event performances at Various Churches in my area.
  • Played different musical instruments to accompany and complement praise teams.
  • Assisted with editing content and selecting appropriate music for anniversaries and weddings visual content.
  • I handled all businesses regarding the logistic side of the business including hours of performance, contracts etc.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2015 Music | Music Performance Atlanta Institute of Music, Duluth, GA GPA:

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