Professional RESUME 

Summary

Proficient Music Director with excellent interpersonal, leadership and planning abilities developed over 10+ years in the field. Seeking to apply successful history in music and professional theatre to a challenging position with a growing organization. Strong attention to detail with a superior work ethic. Proven success in optimizing group and individual performances by collaborating closely with actors and musicians. Capable of leading choirs, contemporary ensembles and orchestras in performances as well as being a skilled vocalist in both contemporary and classical styles as well as proven history in directing both musical theatre and straight plays.

Skills
  • Musical arrangements understanding

  • Supporting artists

  • Sound mixing expertise

  • Ministry experience

  • Coordinating shows

  • Improving group sound

  • Professional industry communication

  • Sibelius proficiency

  • Orchestra conducting

  • Choir conducting

  • Music editing

  • Musical composition

  • Piano playing

  • Trombone playing

  • Musical arrangements

  • Extensive performance background

  • Strong communication skills

  • Talented public speaker

  • Thrives under pressure

  • TV and radio background

  • Adaptable

  • Team player

  • Focused

  • Superb writer (published)

  • Management skills

  • Natural leader

  • Creative

Experience

St. Patrick Catholic Church  |  Mt. Sterling, KY

Music Director

04/2010-04/2019

  • Chose and prepared pieces for holidays and special event performances.

  • Instructed performers on the history, fundamentals and appreciation of different styles of music (including Gregorian Chant).

  • Played the piano to accompany choir when regular accompanist was unavailable.

  • Managed requests for specific musical pieces.

  • Prepared invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents to maintain organized filing system.

  • Made changes directly into compositions or used computer software, including working with Finale and Sibelius.

  • Guided a number of adult and youth musicians during rehearsals, performances and recording sessions.

  • Collaborated with Pastor and Liturgy Committee on hymn/special music selection to align with liturgical goals and standards

Tates Creek Middle School  |  Lexington, KY

Choir Director

07/2017-06/2018

  • Led special musical events including concerts and musical theatre performances.

  • Worked with children ages 11-14 and molded teaching methods to align with age and skill level.

  • Chose suitable music for vocal types and organized rehearsals to prepare members for performances.

  • Used computers and synthesizers to compose, orchestrate and arrange music.

  • Guided about 100 musicians during rehearsals and performances.

  • Prepared invoices , reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents to maintain organized filing system.

  • Developed interesting course plans with multimedia learning tools to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.

  • Performed student background reviews to ascertain learning deficiencies and strengths to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.

  • Developed lesson plans to teach course materials according to schedule.

  • Created and enforced child-based hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.

  • Kept youths and secure at facility and in public.

  • Collaborated with project leaders and stakeholders to accomplish objectives.

  • Developed, administered and graded tests and quizzes promptly to provide quick feedback.

McNabb Middle School  |  Mt. Sterling, KY

Choir Director

07/2014-06/2017

Same as Tates Creek Middle School along with:

  • Worked with children ages 7-18 and molded teaching methods to align with age and skill level.

  • Guided 250 musicians during rehearsals, performances, and recording sessions.

  • In addition to being head of the Vocal Music Department, also was head of the Drama Department.

  • Planned, rehearsed and directed all stage theatre productions. 

Education and Training

Morehead State University |  Morehead, KY

Master of Music

12/2012

  • Magna cum laude graduate

  • Phi Mu Alpha Member

  • Thesis: The History and Development of Music in the Catholic Church

  • 3.952 GPA

  • Transferred from world renowned New England Conservatory of Music

Morehead State University |  Morehead, KY

Bachelor of Music

12/2009

  • Cum laude graduate

  • Dean’s List Honoree Fall 2006

  • 3.5 GPA

  • Phi Mu Alpha Member

  • Undergraduate Research Fellowship Recipient

  • Gallagher Competition Finalist (Music Performance)

Morehead State University |  Morehead, KY

Bachelor of Music Education

05/2014

Florida Atlantic University | Boca Raton, FL

Hospitality and Tourism Management

04/2020

  • 15 Contact Hours/1.5 CEUs

Certifications

P-12 Certified Integrated Music Education Certification

Publications

Quintessential Choir: Church Edition (2014) – Published by Monticello Press and available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble along with several other international retailers.

References

Available upon request.

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