Bachelors Degree from CSU- Major in Music Education, emphasis in winds conducting
Masters Degree from UNC- Major in Music Education, emphasis in performance
Roles held in PSD- Substitute teacher K-12; Elementary: Special Ed Para, Art Para, Music Teacher. Secondary: High School Music Para, Middle School Band Teacher. Central Office Work: Human Resources Technician, Curriculum Facilitator for Art, Music, and PE.
Students and the relationships formed with the kids and their families.
I treasure spending time with my own family. I gig in the state and region as a professional musician whenever possible. I also am a visual artist, specializing in two-dimensional works, and have some published essays and articles. I serve on a board that promotes scholarly work in Women's and Cultural studies. I love spending active time outdoors and am a frequent visitor of places like Starbucks, the Farmers' Market, and Old Town.
Jazz Band - 1 section
Jazz Winds - 1 section
Symphonic Band - 1 section
Concert Band - 2 sections
Beginning Band - 3 sections
The band room is a place for students of all ages (including myself) to explore facets of music and its role in our lives. We learn about fundamentals like tone quality, technique, articulation, symbology of music, ensemble balance, and expressiveness. We strive for higher levels of musicianship including understanding cultural and historical ties, intonation, and expressive nuance. The Colorado Music Standards are infused into the learning. It is a safe place to make mistakes, yet we strive for individual excellence and aspire to collaborative teamwork in our performances. We can be really LOUD. We are a family. We take risks and expect our best effort from ourselves and each other in our playing and our interactions.