voice instructor and womens choir director resume example with 13 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -

Hardworking and reliable with strong ability in administrative tasks. I have skills in project management and organization cohesiveness through my work in the music industry and church. I enjoy collaborating with others and also can work independently. For the past 10 years, I have been a dedicated musician with over 10 years of experience teaching and directing various ages and levels in vocal, choral, and theatrical productions. I also have had a performance career in opera, musical theatre, and recital. I have a passion serving the church volunteering and leading as a staff member. I believe as the body of Christ, we are all called to love and serve God and the neighbor. I have experience working in religious institutions, both collegiate and the church. My StrengthFinders top five signature skills include Learner, Responsibility, Achiever, Input, and Empathy.

  • Ministry experience
  • Teaching (collegiate, church, community)
  • Preaching/Public speaking
  • Creative Worship
  • Project management and organization
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading
  • Event coordination
  • Meeting participation
  • Proposal writing
  • Work ethic
  • Flexible
  • Communication
  • Organizational skills
  • Mentoring
01/2017 to Current
Voice Instructor and Women's Choir Director Concordia University City, STATE,
  • Teach music major, minor,and non-major students basic vocal techniques and performance skills.
  • Teach diction for various repertoire including Latin, Italian, German, and French Fall 2021.
  • Assign repertoire for study, auditions, and recitals.
  • Evaluate performances for recitals, productions, and juries.
  • Advise students on career and future goals.
  • Direct the Women's Chorale 2017-2019.
  • Taught Music History Spring 2019 while teacher was on sabbatical.
  • Taught Vocal Pedagogy (Spring 2021- independent study)
  • Teach Vocal Diction (currently, Fall 2021- independent study)
  • Administrative work including writing recommendations, correspondence with department heads and deans.
08/2015 to Current
Director of Choirs and Special Music Zion Lutheran Church City, STATE,
  • Direct the Chancel Choir, Rings of the Lord Handbell Ensemble, and Zion Singers (2015-2018).
  • Plan, coordinate, and hire special musicians for Sunday mornings and festival worship services when needed.
  • Manage the special music calendar for the traditional worship service.
  • Helped develop and execute the Choral Scholar program and organize the schedule of singers and contracts.
  • Helped lead children's music for Christmas program and for other special services.
  • Serve as cantor in worship and provided special music when needed.
  • Arranged music and created a Christmas Tableau for Christmas Eve. Led the creative vision and directed the orchestra for this event.
  • Served as a classroom leader in Vacation Bible School.
  • Taught during Faith Formation when requested.
  • Taught and led in confirmation class (2020-2021 as part of Seminarian goals).
  • Write and manage the copyright for livestream services and events.
  • Oversee the music library.
  • Help lead and organize large church music events including the Zion Concert Series and college choir tours.
  • Provide and create worship elements through video content, media slides, sets, and staging for worship and worship experiences.
  • Served as a substitute in the praise band with vocals, keyboard, bass.
  • Helped with livestream and sound production.
  • Attend Worship Core meeting to collaborate and discuss plans in worship.
09/2010 to 02/2019
Private Voice Instructor, Vocal Music Director Spring Arbor University City, STATE,
  • Private voice instructor for majors, minors, and non-majors from 2010-2017.
  • Instructed students basic vocal techniques, projection skills and breathing strategies.
  • Prepared students for performances, auditions, juries, and recitals.
  • Evaluated student progress through performances and juries.
  • Set goals with students on technique and future career goals.
  • Vocal Director for Godspell (2017), The Pirates of Penzance (2018), and Little Women (2019).
  • Taught Vocal Diction independent study (Spring 2017).
  • Administrative tasks with the job included writing recommendation letters, advising students on course work, and communication with department head and other music staff.
10/2008 to 08/2015
Voice Area Chair and Voice Faculty Michigan State University Community Music School City, STATE,
  • Attended area chair meetings.
  • Led vocal department meetings.
  • Taught voice to various age and skill levels.
  • Taught basic theory, ear training, and sight singing skills to private students.
  • Coordinated studio classes and recitals.
  • Taught various repertoire including art song, opera, operetta, musical theatre, and jazz; teach diction.
Education and Training
Expected in to to
M. Div. :
Luther Seminary - Saint Paul, MN,
Expected in 12/2011 to to
D.M.A.: Vocal Performance
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Expected in 05/2009 to to
M.M.: Vocal Performance
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI,
Expected in 06/2007 to to
B.M.: Vocal Performance
Otterbein College - Westerville, OH,

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School Attended

  • Luther Seminary
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Otterbein College

Job Titles Held:

  • Voice Instructor and Women's Choir Director
  • Director of Choirs and Special Music
  • Private Voice Instructor, Vocal Music Director
  • Voice Area Chair and Voice Faculty


  • M. Div.
  • D.M.A.
  • M.M.
  • B.M.

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