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					Derek James Bannasch

1508 Plymouth Road #54 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 (248) 342-6723 derekbannasch@yahoo.com

EDUCATION University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Master of Music in Music Education with Certification Graduating April 2006 Current G.P.A. - 7.691/8.0 Master of Music in Bassoon Performance Graduating April 2006 Current G.P.A. – 7.691/8.0 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance Graduated December 2002 Cumulative G.P.A. – 3.76/4.0 Magna Cum Laude PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE Student Teacher, March 2006 – April 2006 Flanders and Hillside Elementaries, Farmington Hills, Michigan Farmington Public Schools th th  Assisted and taught grades K-5 general music and 4 and 5 grade choir  Responsible for instruction and assisting the daily instruction of over 150 students  Developed lesson plans and activities  Attended and participated in faculty meetings  Attended and participated in district-wide music teacher inservices Student Teacher, January 2006 – February 2006 East Middle School, Farmington Hills, Michigan Farmington Public Schools  Assisted and taught grades 6-8 concert band  Assisted with jazz band  Developed lesson plans and activities  Attended and participated in faculty meetings  Attended and participated in several district-wide instrumental music events  Attended and participated in district-wide music teacher inservices Pre-student Teacher, January 2005 – April 2005 Chelsea High School, Chelsea, Michigan Chelsea Public Schools  Assisted and taught grades 10-12 concert band  Conducted and rehearsed wind symphony  Coached large- and small-group sectionals  Coached student woodwind quintet in preparation for MSBOA solo and ensemble  Developed lesson plans and activities Pre-Student Teacher, September 2004 – December 2004 Savage Elementary School, Belleville, Michigan Belleville Public Schools th  Assisted with the instruction of 5 grade beginning band  Coached and taught large- and small-group sectionals of both homogeneous and heterogeneous instruments  Engaged in movement, singing, and playing activities with the full ensemble Bassoon Clinician, October 2003 – December 2005 Chelsea High School, Chelsea, Michigan Chelsea Public Schools  Worked with bassoonists from grades 9 through 12  Helped facilitate the transition to bassoon from other instruments  Helped students develop proper bassoon fundamentals  Provided the students with reeds and reed maintenance/adjustment

Bassoon Clinician, September 2003 – April 2004 Beach Middle School, Chelsea, Michigan Chelsea Public Schools  Worked with bassoonists from grades 6 through 8  Helped facilitate the transition to bassoon from other instruments  Helped students develop proper bassoon fundamentals  Provided the students with reeds and reed maintenance/adjustment  Assisted with recruiting new bassoonists PRIVATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE Private Bassoon Studio, September 2003 – Present Ann Arbor, Michigan  Taught weekly private lessons to middle and high school students from the communities of Dexter, Chelsea, Livonia, and Addison Township  Aided students with preparation for MSBOA solo and ensemble  Aided students with preparation for college auditions  Helped students develop proper bassoon fundamentals  Provided the students with reeds and reed maintenance/adjustment Private Bassoon Studio, September 2000 – May 2003 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  Taught weekly private lessons to middle and high school students from the communities of Midland, Remus, and Mount Pleasant  Aided students with preparation for MSBOA solo and ensemble  Aided students with preparation for college auditions  Helped students develop proper bassoon fundamentals  Provided the students with reeds and reed maintenance/adjustment RELATED EXPERIENCES President, Collegiate Music Educators National Conference, September 2005 – Present University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan  Planned and ran chapter and executive board meetings  Contacted and booked a variety of guest speakers  Recruited members and oversaw a fifteen per cent chapter growth, resulting in an award from the Michigan Music Educator’s Association Board of Directors Presenter, Michigan Music Conference Research Poster Session, “Meet the Authors,” January 2006 DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan  Created a poster displaying the results of my paper: “The Natures, Means, and Values of Music Aptitude Testing: A Review of the Literature”  Disseminated copies of my abstract and paper to the persons in attendance  Discussed the results of my paper with researchers and practitioners from around the state Gordon Institute for Music Learning Mastership Certificate, Level One Instrumental, July 2005 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan  Learned to incorporate Music Learning Theory in beginning and secondary instrumental music  Studied the concepts of sequential learning and audiation-based music instruction  Developed ideas for adapting Music Learning Theory into traditional instrumental music  Developed a relationship with colleagues in the field who utilize Music Learning Theory in their teaching Gordon Institute for Music Learning Mastership Certificate, Level One Early Childhood, June 2005 Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan  Learned to incorporate Music Learning Theory in pre-school music  Studied the concepts of preparatory audiation and developing readiness for formal music instruction  Developed ideas and activities for use in classes with children from birth to age 5  Developed relationships with leading theorists, researchers, and practitioners in early childhood music instruction

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Ms. Jennifer Bailey Music Teacher, Flanders and Hillside Elementaries Farmington Public Schools 32600 Flanders Street Farmington, MI 48336 (248) 489-3673 singtokids@sbcglobal.net Mr. David Drake Director of Bands, East Middle School Farmington Public Schools 25000 Middlebelt Road Farmington Hills, MI 48336 (248) 489-3601 david.drake@farmington.k12.mi.us Dr. Colleen Conway Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Music Education University of Michigan School of Music 1100 Baits Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 615-4105 conwaycm@umich.edu Dr. Herbert Marshall Assistant Professor of Music Education University of Michigan School of Music 1100 Baits Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 647-9438 hdm@umich.edu Professor Richard Beene Associate Professor of Bassoon University of Michigan School of Music 1100 Baits Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 764-2508 rabe@umich.edu Professor Michael Haithcock Director of Bands University of Michigan School of Music 1100 Baits Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 764-5588 mlhaith@umich.edu Professor Mary Beth Minnis Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Associate Director Central Michigan University School of Music Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 (989) 774-3519 marybeth.minnis@umich.edu Mr. Rick Catherman Director of Bands, Chelsea High School Chelsea Public Schools 740 North Freer Road Chelsea, MI 48118 (734) 433-2201

rcatherman@gmail.chelsea.k12.mi.us


				
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