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208 Plaza Avenue Dodge City, KS 67801 Home 620-225-2826, Cell 620-255-4528 pmkeahern@gmail.com EDUCATION 1998 Master of Music, Theory and Composition Kansas State University, Kansas, USA Bachelor of Music Education, K-12, vocal and instrumental Kansas State University, Kansas, USA


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2013-present Literacy Council Member, USD443, Dodge City, Kansas Serve on the committee and provide in-services for faculty about learning strategies for literacy Facilitator, USD443, Dodge City, Kansas Coordinate and facilitate the Fine Arts/Electives Professional Learning Communities (PLC) for Dodge City Middle School Music Instructor - Adjunct, Newman University Music in a Regular Classroom, Classroom Management Vocal Music Teacher, USD443 Teach 5th-8th grade vocal/general music, choral music, keyboards, after-school honor choir, serve on various committees, head of the middle school Fine Arts department Music Instructor - Adjunct, Dodge City Community College Classes include Understanding Music, Music Literature, Music in a Regular Classroom Freelance Pianist and Accompanist Play piano with jazz bands and small combos, cabarets, and classical concerts Music Director/Conductor, musicals in North Dakota, Minnesota, Manhattan, Lawrence, and Dodge City, Kansas, and rhus, Denmark Responsible for music rehearsals, performances and conducting the band/orchestra for various musicals and cabarets In-Service Coordinator, USD443 Organized all grade level and in service meetings for the K-12 Fine Arts Departments for the school district Piano and Vocal Teacher, The Patty Ahern Music Studio, an affiliate of rhus Kbmandsskole Taught 35 students private piano, voice, theory and composition lessons in a studio setting Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Music Kansas State University, Kansas Taught conducting, ear-training and music history. Assisted with two music theory classes. Accompanied for undergraduate and graduate student recitals - all instruments. Alumni member, Sigma Alpha Iota, professional music fraternity AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS, CONFERENCES 2013 2011 2010 2010 2009 2009 Artist in Residence, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS Kansas VFW Teacher of the Year Award Clinician, KSU CMENC chapter ESL Certification MIE (keyboard lab) certification SMART board certification


2006-present 2003-present



1981- present



Fall 1989-Fall 1992

2008 2007 2006 2004 1991 1989 1989 1988

Clinician, Kansas Music Educators Association state conference Techniques for a Multi-Cultural Music Classroom Clinician, KSU Music Symposium, Thrill Ride - Motivation and Techniques for 5th - 8th grade Music Classes Go for the Gold award, for providing positive publicity for pupils for the USD443 school district Microsoft Word and Excel certification Full Circle, composition selected for performance at the Great Plains College Music Society Annual Meeting Sensation in 5, one of 7 national finalists, Collegiate Composition Contest, Music Teachers National Association Are Music Contests Valuable for Young Children?, article published, Music Educators National Conference Journal, February issue Presenter, KSU Music Symposium, From the Eyes of a Student Composer

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 2005-present 2004-present 2003-2008 2003-2007 2003-2005 Member, American Association of University Women Member, National Association for Music Education; Kansas Music Educators Association Member, Piano Teachers League Board of Directors, Dodge City Community Concert Series Board of Directors, Depot Theater Company, Dodge City

WORK (Non-teaching) EXPERIENCE 1998-2000 Project Coordinator, Humanity in Action Copenhagen, Denmark, Amsterdam, Netherlands, New York City, New York Facilitator and organizer; responsible for Danish, Dutch and American students during this two-year-long human rights program President of the American Womens Club of rhus, Denmark Duties included supervising all plans for promoting the Club and helping to organize Club functions and activities Editor of the American Womens Club of rhus Newsletter In charge of the monthly newsletter and information, which included writing columns, editing, organizing information, and desktop publishing Advertising, Sales, Radio Personality, KLZR-KLWN, Lawrence, Kansas Advertising Executive, on-air talent with a cooking show and was the principal female voice-over artist for commercials Salon Coordinator, Hair Experts Design Team, Manhattan and Lawrence, Kansas, USA In charge of bookkeeping, payroll, computer resources, publicity, marketing, and customer service training





REFERENCES Mr. Michael King Principal, Dodge City Middle School 2000 6th Avenue Dodge City, KS 67801 620-227-1610 Department Head, Music Education 232 McCain Auditorium Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 66502 785-532-3827 Artistic Director of Performing Arts Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire Street Lawrence, KS 66044 785-832-2787

Dr. Jana Fallin

Mr. Ric Averill


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Sweeney Todd, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS The Last Five Years, Depot Theater Company, Dodge City, KS Jekyll and Hyde, Depot Theater Company, Dodge City, KS I Do! I Do!, Depot Theater Company, Dodge City, KS
Cabaret series Director, Depot Theater Company, Dodge City, KS

Godspell, Depot Theater Company, Dodge City, KS Anyone Can Whistle, Boothill Repertory Company, Dodge City, KS Pete-n-Keely, Boothill Repertory Company, Dodge City, KS Noddebo i Praestegaard, Aarhus Community Theater, Aarhus, Denmark
Apple Valley variety show, Lake Perry, KS

Tin Types, Topeka Community Theater, Topeka, KS Hits From Misses, Lawrence community Theater, Lawrence, KS Nunsense II, Lawrence Community Theater, Lawrence, KS Cole, Lawrence Community Theater, Lawrence, KS Sweeney Todd, Manhattan Civic Theater, Manhattan, KS Dream Girls, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Youre A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Manhattan Civic Theater, Manhattan, KS Working, Manhattan Civic Theater, Manhattan, KS Fantastiks, Community Theater Group, Manhattan, KS Street Dreams, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN Working, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN Annie, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN Bye Bye Birdie, Cavalier High School, Cavalier, ND