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Grant Carson

177ArchibaldStreet,Moncton,NB,E1C5J8
Phone:(506)4240604
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Email:hgwrb@stu.ca

Education
Crandall University
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Sept. 2014 - Dec. 2015
B.Ed., Secondary
Studythetheoryandpracticeofteachinginthe21stcentury.Thecourseprovidesawellroundedviewof
academicsubjectsfromsciencetomusic.Classesdevelopmyabilitytoeffectivelymanageagroupof
students,produceinterestingandengaginglessonplans,andworkwithdiverselearners.
Saint Thomas University
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Sept. 2010 - May 2014
B.A., Honours in Fine Arts (Music), Minor in Science and Technology Studies
StudiedclassicalmusicwithDr.MartinKutnowski(composition,theory,andpedagogy)andSteven
Peacock(classicalguitar).Gainedalotofhandsonexperiencewithmusicmakingandteaching.In
additiontothecomponentsmentionedabove,theprogramthoroughlycoversSolf

geeartraining,
Schenkerianstyleanalysis,musictechnology/notationprograms,andcounterpoint.Developedabroad
knowledgeofhistoryandphilosophy,criticalthinkingskills,andtheabilitytothink,write,andspeak
clearly.

Musical experience
Teaching:
Co-op work placement (2010)
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HelpedteachafullsemesteroftwoGrade10Musicclasses.
Thehostteacherdidnothesitatetogivelotsofresponsibility,including
creatinglessons,marking
tests,assigningtopicsforgroupwork,andconductingtheclassbands.
Teaching private music lessons (2010-2012)
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Taughtseveralstudentsrangingfromage
10to45.Focusedonplayingguitartopopularmusic,butaddedineartrainingandtheoryto
supplementthelessons.

Skills:
Masterclass in orchestral conducting (2014)
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FacilitatedbyBrunoCinquerani(Los

AngelesOpera).Atwoweekintensivecourseinvolvingpracticaltraininginconducting
instrumentalorchestralmusic.Whennotconducting,Iplayedintheorchestra.
Composing and conducting original chamber music (2013-2014)
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Undertheguidance
ofDr.MartinKutnowski,completedallaspectsofchambermusicwork(fromcompositionto
performance)writing,notating,transcribing,rehearsing,conducting,anddevelopingapolished

productwiththechambergroup.Gainedlotsofexperienceorchestratingandcomposingforwind
andstringsections,someexperiencewithbrass.
Private guitar lessons
- In 2009-2010,
ItookjazzguitarlessonswithNormanLearo.
Focusedonimprovisation,chordvoicing,andthecharacteristicsofdifferenttypesofjazz.In
20122013,ItookclassicalguitarlessonswithStevenPeacock.Workedoutofthe
Royal
ConservatoryofMusic
books.Gainedanunderstandingofthemechanicsofdifferenttypesof
classicalmusicfromdifferenterasandculturesRenaissanceto20thCentury.
Choir
(2010-2012)

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SangbassinSTUSingersChoir.Performedthepiecesattheendofyear.
Popular music band
(2012-2015)

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Playelectricbassinarock,soul,andpopband.
RecordedafulllengthalbumatShellLaneStudiosinKensington,PEwithproducerPaulMilner
(KeithRichards,EddyGrant)andkeyboardistDanCutrona(JoeCocker,BeeGees).Touredthe
Maritimesduringthesummer.

Work experience
Amsterdam Inn
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May 2014 - Present

Front Desk
Iamresponsiblefortendingtothefrontdeskmakingreservations,checkingguestsinandout,and
performingthenightaudit.Ialsodosideworkwhenthedeskisnotbusy.Thesetasksincludefolding
laundry,cleaning,andtendingtoroomcalls.TodothisjobImustbeorganized,quickthinking,and
friendly.
Fredericton Inn
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September 2011 - April 2014
Porter
Mydutiesincludedsettingupandservingbanquets,roomservice,takingovermaintenanceand
housekeepingdutieswhenemployeeshiredforthesejobsleftfortheday,andcustomerservice.Thejob
requiredmetobedetailorientedandhardworking.

Skill Set

References

Dr.MartinKutnowski|MusicProfessor|(506)
4600375|martink@stu.ca
AndrBabineau|Supervisor|(506)2384486
SeanCottrell|Supervisor|(506)4400794

Hardworking
Detailoriented
Outoftheboxthinking
Punctual