Amy Elkins by keara


									Amy Lauren Elkins
1690 E. 250 N. Bluffton IN 46714 (260) 273-0128


BM in Music Education Degree in choral and general music K-12 Anticipated graduation: May 2007 Current cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale: 3.873 Student Teaching Fall Creek Valley Middle School, Fall 2006  Taught treble choirs, mixed choirs, and a handbell choir grades 6-8  Collaborated daily with other teachers in the music program Greenbriar Elementary School, Fall 2006  Taught general music to K-5th grade  Taught music in an after-school enrichment program  Conducted a before-school handbells class  Collaborated with the other elementary teachers to connect music lessons with their curriculums Directing Presbyterian Church Choir Director, 2002- 2003  Worked with a children’s choir and adult choir weekly  Collaborated with an accompanist  Planned musical selections weekly Performing Arts Assistant Music Teacher, Seasonal 2001- 2003  Helped teach private and group voice lessons to kids ages 4-18  Created and taught choreography  Taught proper vocal technique Volunteering Saint Mary’s Child Care Center, Spring 2005  Assistant in a preschool class  Worked with children who had special needs Bluffton Creative Arts Center Teacher, Spring 2004  Worked with students K-5  Taught music: percussion, voice, and movement  Incorporated the other arts with music (painting, etc.)

Teaching Experience


Musical Activities and Experiences Choir and Vocal Experiences  Butler University Choir/Chorale, 4 years  Butler Madrigal Singers, 2 years  Private Voice Lessons, 8 years Musicals  Assistant Director—Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  Leading Roles—Wizard of Oz, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, Sound of Music, and Godspell Knowledge of Technology  College course in Music Technology  Proficiency with Microsoft Office; music notation software; MP3 players; media playing software; and educational music software such as Music Ace, GarageBand, and Sibelius; and both Mac and PC environments  Experience with MIDI devices and web page design Memberships and Honors  Recipient of Butler’s Outstanding Music Educator: Elementary Award, 2007  Pi Kappa Lambda professional music fraternity, inducted 2007  Mu Phi Epsilon professional music sorority, inducted 2005  NSCS Honor fraternity, inducted 2005  MENC membership, 2003- present  Dean’s List Fall 2003- present

Professional References Cheryl E. West Butler University, JCFA 4600 Sunset Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 940-9287 Dr. Penny Dimmick 10738 Preston Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46236 Cell: (317) 531 3854

Personal References Kim Durr 2703 East 250 North Bluffton, IN 46714 (260) 824-0184 Deborah Perry Greenbriar Elementary School 8201 N. Ditch Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46260 (317) 259-5445 ext.121

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