Degrees and Certifications:
University of Louisiana at Monroe - Bachelor of Music Theory and Composition University of Texas San Antonio - Master of Music Performance Virginia Suzuki Institute - Harp Unit 1 American Suzuki Institute - Harp Unit 2 Certified Music EC-12 Social Media Channels: Facebook: @Reagan Orchestra Instagram: rrhsorchestra
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I have enjoyed a diverse musical upbringing, with varied experiences as a performer and educator. My favorite thing about teaching is sharing my experiences and love of music with students through engaging and exciting performances. As a member of the Reagan Orchestra, your child's learning will be enriched and transformed by experiencing genuine connections through music. Every member of this program enjoys many opportutities to engage, grow, like our four standard concerts each academic year, extra-curricular contests like UIL, or the multiple social and service events we host throughout the year.
Prior to coming to the Reagan community in 2015, I taught middle school orchestra in Harlingen, Texas. I consider myself a passionate educator, and I believe that music is a positive and powerful tool that can change lives, communities, and the world. Currently I am the assistant director of orchestras at Ronald Reagan High School where I lead several ensembles and teach AP music theory. Both of my degrees are in music from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In the summer of 2018, I completed training in the Suzuki Method through Harp Units 1 and 2. For more information on the Suzuki Method, please visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas website. In 2019, the Reagan Orchestra was awarded funding through the San Antonio City Council's District 9 People's Budget. These funds were used to provide lever harps to students participating in NEISD's 5th Grade Strings Program within the Reagan cluster. Since joining the faculty, the Reagan Orchestra has enjoyed several prestigious performances and invitations. Such engagements include the Chamber Orchestra and Harp Ensemble performances at the 2019 Midwest International Band & Orchestra Conference in Chicago. In February 2021 the Chamber Orchestra gave a virtual concert as a featured ensemble at the renowned Texas Music Educators Association convention, and in May of the same year the Sinfonia Orchestra was an invited performing ensemble at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Thank you again for choosing the Reagan Orchestra - I look forward to meeting you online or on stage very soon! If you'd like to learn more about our program, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Period - Harp Class
2nd Period - Sinfonia
3rd Period - Sinfonietta
4th Period - AP Music Theory
5th Period - Philharmonia Co-Teach
6th Period - Bravura Co-Teach
7th + 8th Periods - off campus 5th Grade Strings