Welcome to my teaching portfolio! The portfolio is designed to document my development as a music educator throughout my undergraduate education. It is organized according to several sets of standards.
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I desire a position as a music teacher k-12
High school choral Music theory
Music history Piano
Show choir Private lessons
Theater Elementary choral
Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC),
Lebanon Valley College,
Annville PA 17003
Conrad Weiser High School,
Conrad Weiser East Elementary,
· 2005 Northern
Administered test, worked with students that were disabled, and helped tutor
Taught several lessons, and assisted the teacher with her k-6 classes
· 2007 St Joan of Arc,
Assisted teacher with preparing the students for their spring concert, helped students with music composition and helped with classroom preparation.
· 1999-present: Sales Representative/Appliance Manager at Bob Hoch’s Home Furnishings,
Took credit applications, inventory, payments, answered phone calls, provided, customer service, sold items, and closed and secured the store every evening
· 1996-1999: Store Manager at
Rented items, opened contracts, made collection calls, managed three account mangers, opened and closed the store
Honors and Awards
References Available Upon Request
I believe that music is essential in any academic curriculum because music helps students express themselves in a healthy manner. Through music students can expand their creativeness, imagination, and minds.
I want to be a teacher because I know the above statement to be true because through music I was able to become a better student and I would have never known that without the help of a music teacher. I look forward to helping students reach their full potential academically and artistically because in my opinion the sign of a strong country is a well rounded population.
I want to share my love for music and learning with people for many years and their would be no better place to do this than in a school with people that feel the same way. I look forward to learning from the veterans of the teaching community and teaching along side of them with a common goal of making a better nation.
Lesson Plans and Assignments
Letters of Recommendation
Reasons for wanting to be a teacher
· The most important factors in your decision to become a teacher: I decided to become a teacher because I have always enjoyed teaching children. It all began when I was hired by the city to be a playground director in the north side of town. While I was working their I always had an opportunity to teach kids how to play sports, games, and how to dance. I have been a father now for fourteen years and anybody who is a parent knows that I have spent the last fourteen years teaching. I have been teaching life lessons, math, reading, and even music. I decided to become a teacher because I love to learn and watch people learn. Learning is a happy occasion. The moment anybody understands something is always a moment that can only be filled with high spirits.
· Noteworthy Teachers:
Mark L. Mecham, Clark and Edna Carmean Distinguished Professor of Music. Chairperson. Director of
B.M., University of Utah, 1976; M.M., 1978; D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985
Johannes Dietrich, Associate Professor of Music.
B.M., Montana State University, 1990; M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1992; D.M.A., 1996.
Scott Eggert, Professor of Music.
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), 1971; M.A., University of Chicago, 1974; D.M.A., University of Kansas, 1982.
Eric Fung, Assistant Professor of Music.
B.M., The Eastman School of Music, 1997; M.M. in Piano Performance and M.A. in Music Theory Pedagogy, 1999; D.M.A., The Juilliard School, 2005.
Mary L. Lemons, Associate Professor of Music.
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., 1990; Ed.D., 1998.
Rebecca C. Lister, Assistant Professor of Music.
B.M., James Madison University, 1988; M.M., Florida State University, 1992; D.M., 1997.
Renee Lapp Norris, Assistant Professor of Music.
B.A., West Chester University, 1991; M.M., University of Maryland, 1994; Ph.D., 2001.
· Other important role models
Timothy Eck, Choral music director at
Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, Associate Professor of Music. College Organist.
B.Mus., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1985; M.M., 1986; D.M.A., University of Iowa, 1990.
Robert H. Hearson, Professor of Music.
B. Music, University of Iowa, 1964; M.A., 1965; Ed.D., University of Illinois, 1983
Dennis W. Sweigart, Professor of Music.
B.S., Lebanon Valley College, 1963; M.M., University of Michigan, 1965; D.M.A., University of Iowa, 1977.
Thomas M. Strohman, Associate Professor of Music.
B.S., Lebanon Valley College, 1975; M.M., Towson State University, 1998.