References
Instrumental Music Teacher
Livingston Public Schools, Livingston, NJ

2016 - present

 

Director of eighth grade band program at Heritage Middle School. Teach group instrumental lessons to students in grade eight. Lead full ensemble rehearsals and the select jazz band.

 
Marching Band Arranger, Instructor
Morristown High School, Morristown, NJ

​2004 - present

Musical Arranger (2017-present), Woodwind Instructor (2004-2007, 2015-present), Assistant Director in charge of ensemble music (2012-2014), and Auxiliary Percussion Instructor (2008-2010).

Marching Band Instructor, Arranger
Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ

2013-present

Arrange field show and stand music. Lead students in grades nine through twelve in marching technique, drill, and musical performance throughout fall season.

Private Woodwind Studio
Morristown, NJ

​2003 - present

Plan lessons and teach students ages nine to sixteen in a one-on-one setting, beginner through high-school and college audition preparation level. Published work, Super Solutions for Successful Saxophone Playing.

 

Freelance Performer
Morristown, NJ

​2002 - present

 

Perform on woodwind instruments and drum set throughout northern and central New Jersey and Manhattan. Professional performances at Broadway, regional, community, college, and high school theater levels.

 

 

Educational Services Representative, Assistant Sales Manager
The Music Den, Ledgewood, NJ

​2006 - present

 

Assist customers and local music teachers with rental program and purchasing. Keep computer-based store inventory and lesson database current. Train new employees on use of database and on store policies.

 

 
Instrumental Music Teacher
  Wyckoff Eisenhower Middle School (6-8)
  Madison Junior School (7/8)
  Morris Plains Borough School (4-8)

​2002 - 2016

Mr. David Gallagher
Marching Band Director

Morristown High School
50 Early Street
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
(973) 292-2000 ext. 2169

david.gallagher@msdk12.net

 

Mr. James Hegedus

Marching Band Director

Livingston High School

Livingston, NJ 07039

(973) 535-8000 ext. 8059
jhegedus@livingston.org

Professional Memberships
M. A. Music Performance, saxophone
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2008-2010

 

  • Two year degree program

  • Second and Fourth semester solo recitals

  • Choose music for, organize, and conduct M. S. U. Saxophone Ensemble

  • Cumulative G. P. A.: 3.918

  • Inducted into Alpha Epsilon Lambda, national graduate school honor society

 

 

B. M. Music Education
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

1998-2002

  • Four year program culminating in degree and New Jersey State certification, K – 12 music education

  • Senior student teaching, Southern Cayuga High School, 2002

  • Junior student teaching, Newfield Middle School, 2000 – 2001

  • Praxis Music Content Knowledge test score: 181/200

  • Cumulative G. P. A.: 3.28

TEACHING RESUME

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Education

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“His organization, communication, and positive attitude could serve as models for every band director in the state.” – John Leister, Supervisor of Music, Madison Public Schools

2013-2014

  Superior Rating, Eisenhower Middle School 8th Grade Band,

  Jazz Band, High Note Festival, Allentown, PA

2010     Inductee, Alpha Epsilon Lambda, National Graduate School

  Honor Society

2009     Honorable Mention, Outstanding Performance by an

  Orchestra (Erik Donough, conductor), Morristown High School,

  Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Awards

2008     Best Percussion, Morristown Marching Band, Marching Band

  Competition, Randolph, NJ

2006     Best Music, Morristown Marching Band, USSBA Competitions,

  Pequannock & Mount Olive, NJ

2006     Superior Rating, Madison Junior School Bands, Trills and

  Thrills Music Festival, Allentown, PA

2006     Best Music, Morristown Marching Band, USSBA Competitions,

  Pequannock & Mount Olive, NJ

Honors & Awards

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Videos

Happy @ Eisenhower M. S., 2014

6-8 Jazz Band