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Teaching Experience

K-12 Education

Duluth High School (ages 13-18)

My current position is at Duluth High School where I co-lead the theatre department with Brandy Carter. I teach courses including Theatre Fundamentals, Advanced Drama, and Theatre Marketing, as well as directing, assistant directing, and choreographing school productions (this year: Godspell, A Christmas Carol, Matilda). Brandy and I collaborate to develop theatre curriculum and produce plays/musicals to compete at the One Act Festival, Thes Con, and the Shuler Awards. My Theatre Fundamentals class is producing Dracula this spring, and Theatre Marketing focuses on creating aesthetically cohesive and effective publicity materials and social media content to promote our shows. Click the buttons below for work samples. I updated the GCPS production process guides for every production role, and created a list of repertoire to help guide my students in selecting songs that suit their voices. 

Calliope Stage Arts Camp (ages 6-14)

At Calliope Stage, I created and implemented music literacy and appreciation lessons for students with varying degrees of musical experience. I also music directed the campers' final showcase.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (ages 10-15)

I am returning to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp this upcoming summer of 2023 on the Musical Theatre faculty. In the summer of 2022, I taught musical theatre voice and dance to forty campers including majors and non-majors. I directed and choreographed a cabaret-style showcase for twenty campers ensuring equal performance opportunities for all (see clips from "Brand New You", and "I See the Light" below). Dance styles included jazz, tap, ballet, and modern.  

Waterloo High School (ages 10-18)

I choreographed Waterloo High School's Spring 2023 Drama Club musical, The Wizard of Oz, leading over forty students in choreography and staging rehearsals, with styles including tap, jazz, and ballet (pointe). Watch a clip from "Merry Old Land of Oz" rehearsal below. 

A Christmas Carol cast warm-up clip

Duluth High School, 2023

"I See the Light" Tangled

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Session 4, 2022. 

Godspell trailer

Edited by Alexis Field (2023 Marketing Class)

"Merry Old Land of Oz" The Wizard of Oz

Waterloo High School, 2023

(Videos are pixelated for student safety. Students and parents of the casts of Godspell and A Christmas Carol signed media release forms. )

Higher Education

AMC 110: Voice for Beginners

In the spring of 2023, I taught a group voice class for undergraduate non-voice-majors (see syllabus and sample lecture presentation). I designed a course to introduce new singers to vocal production. The course is based on using the Alexander Technique to build healthy habits. 

While in my own undergraduate B.F.A. Musical Theatre program, I spent three years working as a peer tutor for tap dance and music theory courses. Grades in Music Theory 1 and 2 rose a full letter grade on average after students began attending weekly tutoring sessions with me. 

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Click the image to see a sample lecture slideshow from AMC 110: Voice for Beginners

Private Studio

I currently maintain a private studio of primarily teen students with a focus on CCM and Musical Theatre. In lessons, we work on technical and performance goals as well as preparing for professional and educational aspirations. With one student, I guided them through composing and performing an EP of original music (see right/below), and I am currently preparing several students for the college audition process. 

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"Love Never Fails" and "Repetitive" by Mak (Private Voice Student, 16)

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