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Emily Ruth Fitzpatrick

74 Feather Ridge Rd. Marquette, MI 49855 Phone: 906-869-7870 Email: emstrazz@gmail.com

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OBJECTIVE

To obtain a general or vocal music teaching position that will utilize my educational background and relevant work experience.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Music Education (2009, summa cum laude)

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Marquette, Michigan

Educational Technology Certificate (2012) MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate: Music, K-12 Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate: Mathematics, 6-12

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, NEGAUNEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS NEGAUNEE, MI

Music Teacher

2010 - PRESENT

Created and implemented lessons to satisfy the National Standards for Music Education and to instill

appreciation, knowledge, and passion for music in K-5 students. Led an extracurricular chorus of 100 students who rehearsed weekly and sang at many performances.

Assisted in direction of the high school’s annual musical theatre productions.

Planned and directed a school-wide holiday program.

Organized spring programs in collaboration school- and community-wide projects.

 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

2008 - 2010

Substitute taught in the following districts:

Gwinn Area Community Schools Gwinn, MI (K-12 general education and music)

Marquette Area Public Schools Marquette, MI (K-12 general education and music)

NICE Community Schools Ishpeming, MI (K-12 music)

Superior Central Schools Eben Junction, MI (K-12 general education)

NICE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ISHPEMING, MI

2009

Student Teacher

Completed student teaching requirements in PreK-5 general music and 6-12 choral music under the

supervision of two different classroom teachers. Observed the classroom teachers for an initial period and gradually took on full teaching responsibilities.

Created and taught lessons to satisfy the National Standards for Music Education and to instill

appreciation, knowledge, and passion for music in students. Assisted in direction of choral concerts and a musical theatre production.

OTHER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH MARQUETTE, MI

2008 - 2013

Pianist

Share responsibilities of leading music at the church’s contemporary service.

Accompany hymns and anthems and prepare music for before and after worship.

Organize rehearsals and music for a group of fellow musicians.

Serve on the Worship and Music Committee.

Work with a team to choose hymns and special music for worship services.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY MARQUETTE, MI

2010, 2012

Forest Roberts Theatre Vocal Director

Taught the scores of Les Miserables, Rent, and The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to casts of

adults with varied vocal experience. Built efficient rehearsal schedules around strict time limitations and actors’ schedule conflicts.

Created music resources web pages with rehearsal recordings for each song in the musicals.

Played piano and conducted for rehearsals and throughout the run of the production.

SUPERIOR ARTS COUNCIL GWINN, MI

Youth Theatre Director

2005, 2011, 2012

Directed youth productions of Into the Woods, Jr., Law and Order: Nursery Rhyme Unit, and Disney’s 101

Dalmatians KIDS Taught principles of theatre to students in 3 rd through 8 th grade

Supervised high school and young adult volunteers

Facilitated communication with parents of actors

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mentor/Mentee Program at Lakeview Elementary School (2010-Present)

MACUL Conference (2012)

Upper Peninsula Reading Conference (2011)

Marquette-Alger RESA Teacher Induction Mentoring Essentials Series (2010-2011)

Michigan Music Conference (2009)

Collegiate member of MENC, the National Association for Music Education (2007-2009)

Promethean training (2009)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Excellence in Education Professional Development Award, Great Lakes Center for Youth Development (2012)

Outstanding Graduating Senior, Northern Michigan University, Department of Music (2009-2010)

Nominated for Outstanding Educator of the Year, Negaunee Public Schools (2012)

Commencement Soloist, Northern Michigan University (2010)

Dean’s List, Northern Michigan University (2005-2009)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Messiah Lutheran Church Marquette, MI; Choir Member (2003-Present)

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Attend rehearsals and sing at weekly worship services.

Superior School Music Association Negaunee, MI; Solo & Ensemble Adjudicator (2011-2013) Listened and gave feedback to middle- and high-school vocalists at a district festival.

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Messiah Lutheran ChurchMarquette, MI; Youth Music Director (2011-2012) Plan and direct music for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School

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Northern Michigan Youth Theatre Petoskey, MI; Youth Mentor and Actor (2010) Mentored younger actors while playing a supporting role in The Music Man, Jr.

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Drama & Dreams Playscape Summer Camp Marquette, MI; Music Educator/Counselor (2009-2010)

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Volunteered with students with special needs at a week-long day camp.

Superior Select Choir Camp Big Bay, MI; Camp Counselor (2009) Supervised six high school girls for two days and two nights and led soprano sectionals.

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Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council Negaunee, MI: Music Director (2009)

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Directed music for a community production of Bye Bye Birdie.

Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI; Academic Service Learning Project (2009) Portrayed the lead role in a children’s opera presented to local grade schools.

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Room at the Inn Rotating Homeless Shelter Marquette, MI; Volunteer (2008-2011) Assisted with supervision of individuals who utilized the services of the homeless shelter.

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Gwinn High School Gwinn, MI; Associate Drama Director (2008) Directed a high school production of Tell-Tale, a full-length drama about Edgar Allan Poe.

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Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI; Student Leader of Vocal Jazz Group (2007-2008)

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Organized, led rehearsals, chose repertoire, and participated in the vocal jazz choir.