2012 – present Allured Music Studio Naperville, IL and Minneapolis, MN
Owner, Music Teacher, Professional Musician
Created a custom curriculum for all students based on individual needs which addressed various learning styles and methods.
Taught private lessons to 30 students from ages 4 to 74 in voice, flute, piano, and music theory.
Offered individual suggestions to students for improvement based on student learning style and level.
Organized and held live recitals twice a year for student performance experience.
Handled all of the financial and marketing aspects of business.
Designed and created studio website using Squarespace.
2008 – 2012 St. Thomas the Apostle Church Naperville, IL
Assistant Director of Music and Liturgy
Planned music for all Liturgies to support the theme, readings, and/or religious holidays.
Organized, coordinated, and hosted at least two music fundraisers each year which raised over $1000 each time.
Assisted the Director in Liturgy tasks, helped to make decisions on Art and Environment, participated in monthly Liturgy Committee meetings and weekly Liturgy Team meetings, met with parishioners and planned funerals, weddings, and other special services.
Created menus, uploaded files to the main website, created funeral programs, arranged music, and distributed practice CD’s using Microsoft Excel, FileZilla, Microsoft Publisher, Finale, and iTunes.
Shared director responsibilities for the Adult Choir and various small groups, ran rehearsals, prepared groups for performances during weekly rehearsals, and planned music based on group’s musical level.
Other Professional Experience
Played flute and piano in Catholic Masses and concerts since 1986.
Attended and played flute at national conferences while representing GIA Publications.
Led a workshop at National Pastoral Musicians conference.
Played flute for, and substituted on piano for Rory Cooney at St. Anne’s Catholic Church
Played flute for John Angotti on multiple occasions, including NPM and at Carnegie Hall
Played flute for, and substituted for Michael Ward at St. Norberts Catholic Church
Planned, led, and played piano for Sunday Masses, funerals and Special Masses atSt.Patrick’s Residence in Naperville Illinois
Played for funerals and weddings at multiple locations.
1997 – 2002 Webster University St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Music Education
Certification in Instrumental and Choral Music, major instrument – flute, graduated with Departmental Honors.
2005 – 2008 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnaise, IL
Masters in School Improvement Leadership
Graduated with a 4.0 GPA, classes included Curriculum and Instruction, took and passed the IL Type 75 Exam.
Proficient in both Mac and PC Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher), Apple Office Software (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), iTunes, Garage Band, iPhoto, Windows Media Player, Dropbox, FileZilla, SquareSpace