Currently pursuing a Master of Arts (M.A.) with a major in Music and Music Education, Professional Certification track. Current GPA – 3.78. Graduating in May 2017.
Bachelors of Science in Education (B.S. Ed.) with a major in Music Education – Spring 2015
Hofstra University Honors College Graduate
Cumulative GPA – 3.53
Applied Music Lessons
Conducting – 2015 to present. Instructor: David Fryling, DMA
Teaching certification & Experience
K–12 Music (Initial) in the state of New York. Passed edTPA with Mastery. Control # 944083151
PreK–12 Music (Initial) in the state of Connecticut. Endorsement code 049. Cert. # C052018000476
Choral Director for “The Choir,” a chamber choir of adult singers in Manhattan (Sept. 2019 to present)
White Plains City School District, rotated between 3 schools – Full-time elementary general music teacher (Sept. 2018 to June 2019). George Washington Elementary, Church St Elementary, and Post Rd Elementary schools.
The Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation – (Sept. 2017 to present). Full-time music teacher responsible for teaching piano classes to grades 7 & 8 and vocal/general music classes to grades 9–12.
Applied Voice Lessons at Teachers College, Columbia University (adult level)
Elementary General Music at Stewart School (Garden City) with Ms. Kelly Grace (student teaching)
High School Choir at Massapequa High School Ames Campus with Mr. Malcom Gilbert (student teaching)
Adolescent male voice class – The Young Men’s Vocal Ensemble, Every Voice Choirs – www.everyvoicechoirs.org (volunteer teaching)
Private tutor – Choral Conducting course at Hofstra University.
Selected Vocal Performance Experience
eVoco Voice Collective – Mixed Ensemble (2015 – present)
The eVoco Voice Collective* is the realization of a long-held dream of David Fryling to assemble a collection of singers of the highest musical, technical, and expressive abilities whose shared mission is to invite listeners into the extraordinary experience of singing, together. We are passionate advocates for excellence in the choral & vocal art, presenting evocative concerts and recitals of the highest caliber, summoning the power of the empathetic imagination to remind us of our shared human experiences.
*From the Latin evocare [ex- (“out”) vocare (“to call”)]: to lure, to summon, to evoke
Dr. David Fryling, conductor
Downtown Voices (2015 – present)
Praised by The New York Times for their “incisive, agile strength,” Downtown Voices is a semi-professional choir at Trinity Church Wall Street made up of volunteer singers from the New York metro area and members of The GRAMMY®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street.
Stephen Sands, conductor
Past performances include (click to watch) James MacMillan—Seven Last Words from the Cross, Paul Mealor—Stabat Mater, Benjamin Britten: St. Nicolas, Alberto Ginastera – Cello Concerto No. 1, op. 36, Ludwig van Beethoven – Missa Solemnis
Hofstra University Chorale and Chamber Singers (2011 – 2015)
Solo recital of classical German, French, Italian, and English art song
Opera roles: Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), The Voice of Ariadne (Baldovino), Princess Ida (Cyril), L’Ivogne Corrige (Mathurin)
Professional Organization Affiliations for Music Education
Professional Development Experience
“Responsive Classroom” music subject training – Winter 2019
“Managing Challenging Behaviors in Special Area Classrooms” – Jim Wright, Winter 2019
Weekly PD in general teaching and quarterly PD in Music Education through the New York City Department of Education
Presenter for the Hofstra University chapter of NAfME: “Our New Standards.” Spring 2015
Awards and Accolades
The 2015 Hofstra Music Education Department Award for research in the field of music education– undergraduate honors thesis on aural skills acquisition
Hofstra Presidential Scholarship and Dean’s List for exceptional academic achievement
Multiple scholarship grants for exceptional music performance, including the Newsday Scholarship and the Dorothy B. Hoag award for excellence in music performance.
An enthusiastic learner with an affinity for applying new technology
Can apply technology skills to teach electronic music classes
Proficient in both Qwerty and Dvorak typing