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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Professional Musician and Teacher with extensive performance experience and deep understanding of music theory, notation and history. Self-motivated with dedication and proven ability to work independently and collaboratively. Thrive in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments. Business-minded and personable in consistently maintaining excellent communication and building productive relationships with diverse professionals.

Skills
  • Skilled Test Taker
  • Highly motivated to learn as much as teach
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Skilled expository writer
  • Live sessions
  • Specializing in Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern Styles
  • Extensive and varied repertoire
  • Violin expertise
  • Musical notation reading
  • Studio recording experience
  • Love to teach and help others
  • Grew up on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum, but managed to cope with my initial difficulties in some areas to become a successful student, performer, worker, and teacher
  • Skilled at reading textbook material, and devising subsequent study strategies
  • Have experience tutoring peers in subjects ranging from Middle School and High School Mathematics, Sciences, History, English, Writing, and elective subjects, to more advanced college level music theory and history topics as well as violin performance and pedagogy
  • Busking experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of harmony
  • Perfect pitch
  • Extensive performance background
  • Music theory expertise
Education
Palisades Charter High School Pacific Palisades, CA Expected in High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Graduated with 4.47 Weighted GPA
  • Graduated in Top 3% of Class ranked 21/863 Graduating Seniors
  • Awarded California Seal Bearer for Academic Excellence
  • Took Advanced Placement classes across a plethora of subjects, from U.S. History to Biology to Music Theory
  • Scored 5 on all AP exams except for the first one I took as a Sophomore, which was a 4
  • Scored Perfect 800 score on the Biology SAT II Subject Test, and 770 on the U.S. History Test
University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Expected in 06/2013 Bachelor of Music : Music Performance - GPA :
  • Awarded Chancellor's Marshall for highest GPA in the Herb Alpert School of Music amongst graduating students.
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Graduated with 3.98 GPA
  • Dean's List every semester from Fall, 2009 - Spring, 2013
  • Majored in Violin Performance
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, IN Expected in 05/2016 Master of Music : Music Performance - GPA :
  • Majored in Violin Performance
  • Graduated with 3.94 GPA
  • Dean's List every semester from Fall, 2013 - Spring, 2016
University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI Expected in Doctor of Musical Arts : Music Performance - GPA :
  • Continuing education in Violin Performance
  • All But Dissertation status, Defense will be completed in September
  • Dissertation in Progress: Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto: Bridging the Gap Between Menuhin and the "Windflower"
  • Minored in Historical Musicology
  • Received University Fellowship
  • Awarded Musicology Department Teaching Assistantship
Accomplishments
  • Winner of the 2018-19 University of Wisconsin - Madison Symphony student concerto competition
  • Finalist in the 2016 JCM Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Hall in New York City
  • Participant in Master Classes with many artists, including Irina Muresanu, David Kim, Renaud Capuçon, Blaise Magniere, the Aviv String Quartet, the Pacifica Quartet, the Leipzig String Quartet, Jacques Israelievitch, Arnold Steinhardt, Almita Vamos, and John Williams
  • Member of the UW-Madison Graduate String Quartet for the 2017-2018 school year: the Sōl Quartet
  • Finalist in the 2019 Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Fellowship Competition in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Violin Faculty for the 2019 Blue Lake Summer Music Camp in Blue Lake, Michigan teaching Middle School and High School aged students
Work History
Trala - Orchestral Violinist
Chicago, IL, 09/2017 - Current
  • Studied scores at length to learn music in detail and develop suitable interpretations.
  • Practiced 20 hours per week to maintain and improve technical skills.
  • Performed at average of 6 events per month, including special functions, rehearsals and recordings.
  • Taught private violin lessons for a wide array of students.
  • Achieved desired tonal and harmonic balance by communicating clearly with musicians.
  • Provided musical background for live shows such as ballets, operas, musical theatre and cabarets.
  • Taught music appreciation, history and fundamentals to vocalists and musicians of all skill levels.
Self Employed - Private Violin Teacher
City, STATE, 04/2012 - Current
  • Observed other instructors and lecturers, gathering valuable techniques to be implemented into future lectures and courses.
  • Defined and articulated learning outcomes, including measurements, performance metrics and changes to improve student learning.
  • Initiated new learning methods, promoting total student comprehension while curbing learning time.
  • Applied various teaching aids to minimize learning gaps and effectively instruct and motivate students.
  • Worked closely with students and parents to increase positive feedback from parents and boost overall student success.
  • Educated students on violin performance and music theory/history applying variety of instructional techniques, including hands-on curriculum.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to lessons on time.
Arboretum Music School - Violin Teacher
City, STATE, 06/2019 - 12/2019
  • Worked closely with students and parents to increase positive feedback from parents and boost overall student success.
  • Educated students on violin performance and expression applying variety of instructional techniques, including hands-on curriculum.
  • Initiated new learning methods, promoting total student comprehension while curbing learning time.
  • Applied various teaching aids to minimize learning gaps and effectively instruct and motivate students.
University Of Wisconsin-Madison - Musicology Teaching Assistant
City, STATE, 08/2017 - 06/2019
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Supported instructor with test administration, curriculum development and assignment grading.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Enhanced learning plans and quantified student progress using quizzes, essays and projects.
  • Supported classroom activities, including tutoring, grading homework and reviewing exams.
  • Assessed student assignments to check quality and completeness and assign grades.
  • Kept abreast of latest information on specific subjects and learning strategies.
  • Assigned grades for coursework and tests using answer key, recorded results and informed teacher of performance.
  • Took attendance, graded assignments and maintained student records to assist teachers with administrative tasks and maintain smooth daily operations.
  • Partnered with teacher to plan and implement lessons following school's curriculum, goals, objectives and philosophies.
  • Maintained schedule of support services and attended all sessions.
  • Created lesson materials, visuals and digital presentations to supplement lesson plans.
  • Optimized learning plans and quantified student progress through test administration.
  • Took daily attendance, notifying supervising Professor immediately of any student absences.
  • Assisted and mentored students in groups of up to 20 by reviewing lesson teachings and material.
  • Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts.
  • Distributed learning materials such as worksheets, textbooks and supplemental activities.

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School Attended

  • Palisades Charter High School
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

Job Titles Held:

  • Orchestral Violinist
  • Private Violin Teacher
  • Violin Teacher
  • Musicology Teaching Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Master of Music
  • Doctor of Musical Arts

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