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Mario Jativa
Sep. 2012-June 2014 Lakeside Middle School, Irvine Unified School District Irvine, Ca

Instrumental and Vocal Music Director  Music Program Director of two concert bands, one jazz band, two string orchestras and one choral group with 250 students in the program  Supervisor of an advisement class of twenty-five students  Produced and conducted three concerts annually with each ensemble  Rated “Unanimous Superior” by Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) in 2013 and 2014  Served as manager (2013) and stage manager (2014) for the IUSD Honors Concert at Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts which included 600 student participants  Supervised the annual talent show in 2013 and 2014  Successfully wrote music grants which established various means of generating funds for the Music Program  Frequent use of Excel to create, update, and modify instrument and music inventory  Created effective system to check instruments in and out  Collaboration with parents, students, and staff  Field Trip Director/Facilitator  Actively involved in PLC (professional learning communities) with colleagues in both instrumental and choral music  Auditioned students for both instrumental and choral IUSD Honor Ensembles  Professional Development: Attended a series of seminars/workshops presented by Scott Shuler focused on implementing Common Core in the music classroom. Completed iPad for Educators training modules with Justin Baeder as part of monthly staff development meetings  Actively participated in school and staff events Woodsboro and Fairmont Elementary, Placentia Yorba Linda, Ca Yorba-Linda Unified School District K-6 Vocal/General Music Instructor  At Woodsboro Elementary, developed and implemented a music curriculum for K-6th grade (350 students) where students learned how to read music, match pitch, count rhythms and all aspects of effective performance technique  Produced and conducted two concerts annually with each grade level  At Fairmont Elementary, specialized in elementary general music and vocal music curriculum design with instruction emphasizing singing, dance, rhythmic movement and use of percussion instruments  Accompanied students on the piano for lessons and performances 2005-2008 English Beat Malibu, Ca 2008-2011

Professional Saxophonist  Performed as a tenor saxophonist/vocalist with famous pop group from the 80’s, “English Beat”  Averaged 150 tour dates yearly travelling throughout the United States, Canada and Europe  Highlight Performances included: the Greek Theater (L.A), Symphony Hall (Birmingham, England), Bumpershoot Music
Festival (Seattle, WA), South by Southwest (Austin, Texas), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, O.C. Ball Drop New Years Eve Celebration, B.B Kings (New York), House of Blues (Los Angeles, Anaheim, Las Vegas and Orlando)

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Mario Jativa
2008-Present Munchkin Music Lessons Yorba Linda, Ca

Private Music Lessons  Private music instruction for elementary, middle school and high school students  Teach a variety of instruments including: piano, woodwind, brass, strings and vocal  Annual studio recitals average twenty-five students and are held at Steamers in Fullerton  Student accolades include: first chairs and participation in PYLUSD Honor Ensembles, numerous outstanding soloist awards at elite jazz festivals and music scholarships to prestigious universities

2012-2014 2003-2011 BTSA New Teacher Program California State University Long Beach Irvine, Ca Long Beach, Ca

B.M. Instrumental Music/CA Teaching Credential  Lead alto saxophonist for CSULB Studio I Jazz Ensemble; featured soloist on 2003 CD  Graduated with honors and received an A on senior recital (alto saxophone)  Completed teaching credential program at CSULB (2011)  Student taught with Brendan McBrien at Venado Middle School in IUSD (2010-2011)  Assisted with all facets of the program including teaching and conducting every class (300 students) 2000-2003 Fullerton College Fullerton, Ca

A.A. Music  Lead alto saxophonist for Fullerton College Jazz I Ensemble  Toured Europe on scholarship with highlight performances at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam  Performed in a variety of groups including: Fullerton College Wind Ensemble, Dixieland Jazz Band, The Cabana Boys, Steel Drum Ensemble and Jazz Combo I  Interned at Sony Records as part of the WORK division putting together artist press packages, other clerical work and assisting with studio recordings  Graduated with honors

Brad Van Patten- Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Irvine Unified School District (949) 936-7259 Gina Cuneo- Principal, Lakeside Middle School, Irvine Unified School District (949) 936-6105 Brendan McBrien- Director of Instrumental Music, Rancho Middle School, Irvine Unified School District (949) 936-6536