Brittany's Adventures in Musicland

Resume February 15, 2012


Bachelor of Music in Music Education – anticipated May 2012

Grove City College, Grove City, PA

Concentration: Voice (Soprano)

Major QPA: 3.20/4.0

Credentials: Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification (anticipated May 2012)

Teaching Experience

Student Teaching, Cochranton Elementary and Jr./Sr. High Schools                                 Jan. 2012-May 2012

  • Taught instrument lessons to 4-6 graders: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion
  • Directed Jr. High and Sr. High concert bands through rehearsals and in concert.
  • Covered percussion parts for Jr. High and Sr. High bands
  • Taught K-8 General Music
  • Rehearsed and Sang with Jr. High and Sr. High Choirs as well directed them in concert

Band Assistant, Lakeview High School, Stoneboro, PA                                                     Summers 2010-2011

  • Taught instrument lessons to middle and high school students: brass, flute, clarinet

4th – 6th grade Gifted Class, Grove City Middle School, Grove City, PA                                               Oct. 2010

  • Taught a lesson on the Magic Flute to five separate groups of gifted middle school students.

Grove City College Early Education Center, Grove City, PA                                            Nov. 2010; April 2011

  • Taught steady beat and call-and-response using the I Met a Bear and Down by the Bay.
  • Led instrument discovery tour through the music building including organ, trombone, double bass, saxophone, and drums

Field Experience

  • Mercer Area High School                                                                                                             Jan. 2010; March 2011
    • Spent time in the autistic and support classrooms assisting with tutoring
    • Lakeview High School                                                                                                                                       April 2011
      • Attended Life-Skills classroom for a day taking note of exceptional learners and their interactions

Vacation Bible School                                                                                                                                  Summers 2002-2010

  • Mentored for a child with down syndrome during the week
  • Taught music and motions to Preschool-6th graders in preparation for the program
  • Led recreation and created themed games for the children to play during the week

Piano Lessons to an adult student                                                                                                                      Summer 2008



Work Experience

Pharmacy Technician-Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Sandy Lake, PA                                                        Oct. 2006-Present

  • Counted and prepared prescriptions for customers
  • Organized and stocked products on shelves
  • Handled customer service at the cash register area and on the phone

Music Education Office Assistant, Grove City College, Grove City, PA                                                  Sept. 2011-Present

  • Made copies of worksheets and handouts for music education classes
  • Organized and rearranged music and supplies in Music Education Lab

Music Department Keyholder and Office Assistant, Grove City College, Grove City, PA         Sept. 2010-August 2011

  • Prepared welcome packets and music for band camp
  • Made recruitment phone calls for ensembles to accepted freshman with prior music experience
  • Locked up the building for a week on a 6 week rotation with other keyholders
  • Recorded recitals and workshops
  • Assisted with office work

Collegiate Activities, Offices, and Honors

  • Chapel Choir
  • Marching Band-cymbals, bells, alto sax.
  • Concert Band-trombone, alto saxophone
  • Orchestra-trombone, double bass
  • Stage Band/Jazz Ensemble-double and electric bass
  • Swing Dance Club
  • DRIVE-drama ministry
  • Campus Radio Show
  • Usher for Guest Artist Series
  • Tau Alpha Pi theater honorary
  • GCC Singers
  • GCC Chapter of PCMEA
  • Signature, Women’s  Arts Service Group
  • Opera Workshop
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Counterpoint, Women’s Ensemble
  • Intermural Volleyball
  • HS band festival volunteer
  • Volunteer for National Music Club Federation Festival

Professional Memberships

NAfME-National Association for Music Education                                                                                      Sept. 2008-Present

  • Chapter President and Past-President

PCMEA-Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association                                               Sept. 2008-Present

Volunteer Experience

Theater Technical Crews, Grove City College, Grove City, PA                                                               March 2009-Present

  • Crew member for make-up, sound, scenic, run, and costume crews
  • Crew chief for set and sound crews
  • Assistant Stage Manager

Venango County Fair, Assistant to Barnyard Olympics Coordinator                                            August 2008, 2009, 2011

  • Registered participants and kept an ongoing record of scores

Church at the Crossroads, worship team member and leader                                                           Sept. 2009-Sept. 2010

  • Played guitar, piano, cajón drum, and sang worship songs

Christian Service International

  • Construction mission trip to Jamaica                                                                                                    Summer 2008
    • Built house for a family
    • Ministered to local children through positive interactions, songs, and dramas
    • Construction mission trip to Kentucky                                                                                                  Summer 2010
      • Re-construct a bathroom for an elderly couple

Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church Deacon                                                                                                                    2006-2008

  • Organized and coordinated dinners and events for the church community



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