While on active duty in the United States Coast Guard, I
became involved and performed with various community bands and
ensembles. As a result of this rewarding experience, I decided to
pursue a career in music education. My goal as a music teacher is to
bring this enthusiasm into the classroom so students can also enjoy
music. In addition to my student teaching experience, I have taught
students in a community band camp and students in my private studio. I
look forward to the opportunity to teach music to students in a public
2004: Bachelor of Music in Music Education, West
Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania.
major. GPA = 3.31
2000: Associate of Arts in Music, Bucks County
Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania
major. GPA = 3.909
Teaching Related Experience
2004 Marching band woodwind
technician at Central Bucks High School, Central Bucks School District,
Student teaching, at Arrowhead Elementary School, Methacton School
District, Collegeville, PA.
teaching at Twin Valley High School, Twin Valley School District,
2002 – 2003: Field Observation, Secondary Level, Arcola
Intermediate School, Methacton School District,
Elementary Level, Pocopson Elementary School, Chadds-Ford School
1997: Music staff position during BandCamp ’97,
sponsored by St. Paul’s Moravian Church and the
Conference of the United Methodist Church, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Directed a
ensemble with students (grades 8-12). Directed flute sectionals
with students (grades 6-8).
1996 – 1997: Taught flute, clarinet, and saxophone in my own
1986 – Present: My primary instruments are flute and
clarinet. I am also proficient in the following instruments:
clarinet, contra alto bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone,
and baritone saxophone.
1998 – Present: Composed and arranged instrumental parts for
woodwind trio, clarinet quartet,
woodwind quintet, saxophone
trio and saxophone quartet.
1995 – 1998: Formed and directed the Peace Chamber Ensemble,
comprised of woodwind instruments
Recruited student and adult musicians, purchased music, scheduled
and rehearsals, printed
concert programs, and other logistical tasks.
1989 – 1991: Organized and formed a Jazz/Stage Band while I was
on active duty in the United States
Coast Guard. Recruited
musicians and worked as the business manager for the band.
band equipment, music,
scheduled performance and rehearsals, and other logistical tasks.
1988 – 1991: Treasurer of the Southern Maryland Concert
Band. Maintained the band’s financial
records and prepared grant
applications to county and state art organizations.
Computer Technology Experience
Present. I currently am the webmaster for the following websites;
Trinity Lutheran Church, Harvey
Genealogy, and the Garcia-Reyes Genealogy. In addition, I maintain my
Present. I have composed musical works and instrumental arrangements
equipment, sound module/synthesizers, music notation software, and music
1973 – 1998: I served twenty-five years in the United States
Coast Guard and achieved the rank of
Master Chief Petty Officer
(E-9). During my career, I served as an electronics shop
two Coast Guard Cutters,
worked as an electronics project officer, and managed electronics funds
exceeding 11 million
dollars. I received several awards for outstanding performance of
my duties. The
highest award I received was
the Coast Guard Commendation Medal.
2004 – present: I have
formed and currently direct a chamber ensemble consisting of flute,
2001 – Present: The Pennridge ClariNetwork Quartet. Play
bass clarinet and clarinet.
Perform Chamber Music with
the Chamber Music for All Occasions Flute Ensemble.
2000 – Present: West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Performed with the following ensembles:
played clarinet in Concert
Band and Symphonic Band. Played flute in the university Flute
Ensemble, and Flute Quartet.
Played alto saxophone in marching band.
1998 – Present: The Quakertown Community Band. Play flute
1999 – 2000: Bucks County Community College Performed
with the following ensembles:
Concert Band, played clarinet
and flute; Jazz/Stage band, played alto saxophone.
1997 – 1997: Charles County Community College, La Plata,
Maryland. Concert Band, Played Flute.
College Musical “South
Pacific,” pit orchestra, played clarinet.
1994 – 1995: The Jim Fox Orchestra, Alexandria, Virginia.
Played alto sax and clarinet.
1999 Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society,
Bucks County Community College,
1999 Eugene and Saxon Bargeron Legacy Scholarship,
Bucks County Community College,
1997 United States Coast Guard Commendation Medal for
2004 – present: Pennsylvania
State Educator’s Association-National Educators Association (PSEA-NEA)
2003 – present: Philadelphia Area Orff Schulwerk Association
2000 – present: The National Association for Music Education
2000 – present: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
1999 – present: International Clarinet Association
1998 – 1999: National Flute Association
Flute Talk Magazine
Music Educators Journal
National Educators Association (NEA Today)
Pennsylvania Music Educators Journal
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