Welcome to My Professional Website!
Hello, and welcome to my website. I have strived to create a place where parents can meet me personally and where students can have additional resources.
A little bit about me:
Education - Valparaiso University, Bachelor of Music Education (5/2011)
Experience - Luce Concert Band Assistant conductor, MENC Baby Band leader, Pi Kappa Delta Music Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Kappa Lamda Delta Honor Society, Principal Percussionist of VU Chamber Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra
Technology background - Basic computer programs (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power-point, Finale), online photo galleries, webquests, online databases, online video (Youtube, Teachertube), computer assisted instruction, and assistive technology.
I look forward to making music with you!
An Invitation to Meet Me
I have an introductory Powerpoint document and a welcome letter attached here for you to get to know me and what I do.
Concert Band - Advanced
The music performed in this ensemble is of the highest High School level out there. It is meant to challenge the ensemble and to grow as musicians.
Also, this ensemble usually does a small tour of the area and participates in both clinics and the annual ISSMA contest.
Concert Band - Intermediate
No Audition Required
This is a band built for working on the fundamentals of band playing. Here, many students are Freshmen just learning the ropes, and many other students study a secondary instrument here just for fun.
This band participates yearly in the ISSMA contest.
Some helpful resources:
Woodwind and Brasswind
Quinlan and Fabish
Some helpful resources specifically for percussionists:
The Percussion Source
Music Theory I
Computer Assisted Instruction:
Sheet Music for Solo and Ensemble Contest:
Sheet Music Plus
Bands of America
Naxos Music Library
Oxford Music Online
Photo Galleries (Flikr example):
Braille Music Translator - These word work great for students in music who have a vision impairment. Also, this would enable these students to practice at home, which would be great for them to learn musical independence.
Induction Loop System - This would work great for students with a hearing impairment. With this system, I could loop what we were doing directly to the student's hearing aid, which would make them hear equally to the other band members.