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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Seasoned band and orchestra director with twenty two years in music education. Professional violist with a twenty year performance history and private lesson studio. Skillfully balances maintaining discipline with genuine warmth during rehearsals and lessons.

Highlights

Region 16 Orchestra Chair 2003-2005

Region 16 Orchestra Treasurer 2005-2006

Mentor and cooperating teacher for student/new teachers

Active judge throughout the state of Texas

Clinician for All Region groups in Midland/Odessa


Organized All-Region auditions and clinics/concerts for both Region 16 middle school bands and Region 16 Orchestras

Curriculum development

Performance background in orchestral/chamber groups

Experience
07/1997 to Current Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Youth Orchestras Of Lubbock | City, STATE,
  • Serve as artistic adviser to the board of directors.
  • Study scores at length to learn music in detail and develop suitable interpretations.
  • Arrange music for performances and auditions as needed.
  • Select music carefully in order to suit the abilities of the students and achieve a balance of musical styles on the program.
  • Conduct the ensemble at rehearsals and during both live and recorded performances.
  • Position members within the ensemble to obtain balance among instrumental sections.
  • Recruit and audition an average of 170 new orchestra members each season.
07/1994 to Current Viola Section Musician Lubbock Symphony Orchestra | City, STATE,
  • Practice weekly to maintain and improve technical skills.
  • Perform at an average of eight events per month during the concert season, including special functions, concerts, rehearsals and recordings.
  • Communicate with the conductor and fellow musicians for cues and directions.
  • Sight-read musical parts during initial rehearsals when required.
  • Maintain a private studio of ten to twelve students.
05/1993 to 04/2007 Orchestra Director - Monterey HS; Band Director - Cavazos MS; Wright Elementary Music Lubbock ISD | City, STATE,
  • Interpreted and modified music to personalize performances.
  • Organized and managed concerts, trips, master classes and recordings.
  • Selected music carefully in order to suit the educational needs of the students and to achieve a balance of musical styles on the program.
  • Conducted multiple ensembles each year at rehearsals and during performances.
  • Positioned members within the ensembles to obtain balance among instrumental and vocal sections.
  • Transposed music to alternate keys with speed and accuracy.
  • Recruited and auditioned an average of 100 new ensemble members each season.
05/2000 to 05/2001 Orchestra Director - Nimitz MS North East ISD | , ,
  • Resurrected the orchestra program by recruiting 45 new students after the school year had already begun.
  • Earned second division ratings at UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest after five years of non-participation by the Nimitz Orchestra.
  • Increased enrollment from 58 students to 82 students for the following school year.
06/1992 to 05/1993 Assistant Band Director; English Teacher Ralls ISD | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for assisting the high school band director.
  • Wrote and taught all marching drills.
  • Conducted the intermediate and beginning bands.
  • Taught sixth grade English.
08/1991 to 06/1992 Itinerant Orchestra Director Amarillo ISD | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for instructing beginning strings for fourth and fifth grade students at five elementary schools.
  • Arranged music for thematic performances at each school.
  • Increased enrollment from 174 students to 198 students.
Education
Expected in 1991 Bachelor of Arts | Music Education Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX GPA:

Emphasis in Secondary Band and Orchestra

Graduate studies in music pedagogy 1994-1995.

Professional Affiliations

Texas Music Educators Association member

Texas Orchestra Directors Association member

American String Teachers Association member

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Texas Tech University

Job Titles Held:

  • Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor
  • Viola Section Musician
  • Orchestra Director - Monterey HS; Band Director - Cavazos MS; Wright Elementary Music
  • Orchestra Director - Nimitz MS
  • Assistant Band Director; English Teacher
  • Itinerant Orchestra Director

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts

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