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Timothy Croft

111 Any St.


Victoria, BC V1V 3A3
250-555-5555
timothy_croft@yahoo.ca
www.tcroftprofile.weebly.com

Spoken and written languages: English and French

Education

BC Teaching Certification, Secondary Music







Simon Fraser University

Bachelors of Education, Environmental Education




Simon Fraser University

Masters of Music, Jazz Cognate






Western Michigan University

Bachelors of Music, Jazz Studies






Thompson Rivers University

Diploma in Jazz performance







Humber College

Additional Education

Private lessons: Neil Swainson, Ken Lister, Rene Worst, Tom Knific, Marc Denis,
Fraser Hollins, Michel Donato, Daniel Lessard, Mike Downes, Pat LaBarbera,
Pat Collins, Don Thompson, Dr. Scott Cowan and Scott Colley.

Teaching Experience

Music Teacher, cole Victor Brodeur (C.S.F.) (SD 93)




Teaching music to students, grades K-12.
Responsible for teaching jazz ensembles, middle school bands, general music
classes as well as the International Baccalaureate program.
Responsible for organizing and presenting monthly assemblies
as well as Christmas and spring concerts.

Faculty, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Children's Music Department

Teaching music to students, age 0-5.
Responsible for music outreach classes in the community as
well as musical story times and musical birthday parties.

2015
2015
2010
2005
2004

2001-2015

2012-present

2012-2014

Double Bass Teacher, Comox Valley Youth Music Camp (CYMC) - jazz

2012-present
Taught double bass technique to a group of young musicians (age 8-17).
Held daily sectionals and assisted students with jazz material.

Teacher of Jazz Ensemble, Comox Valley Youth Music Camp (CYMC) - jazz

2012-present
Assisting and coaching a young ensemble to help them better
understand and perform the music.
Prepared my own arrangements of jazz standards
which were performed by the students.

Music Teacher, cole au Coeur de l'Ile and cole Mer et Montagne (C.S.F.) (SD 93)
2010-2012
Taught music to students, grades K-8.
Responsible for organizing and presenting monthly
assemblies as well as Christmas and spring concerts.

French Instructor, Centre de Culture et D'Art Fengye




2010
Taught an intensive French as a second language class five
days a week group of students (age 8-16)
Developed a curriculum tailored to the needs
of each particular age group of students

French Instructor, Western Michigan University




2010
Basic French language class that met four days a week.
Taught with the communicative approach, using a variety
of pedagogical practices favouring student interaction and use
of the target language in everyday situations.

Additional Experience

Chairman, 2010 Western Michigan University Jazz Festival



2010
Organized rehearsal rooms
Programed concerts and overall supervision of the festival

Reporter, Western Herald, Western Michigan University Newspaper

2009-2010
Articles published on line as well as in print
Subjects covered included concert previews, concert reviews and artist interviews

Library Assistant, Western Michigan University Music and Dance Library
2009-2010
Assisted patrons in locating materials
Checking out materials and stocking shelves

Computer Lab Technician, Western Michigan University



2009-2010
Assisted patrons with various computer problems
Uploading new software and troubleshooting computer issues

Performance Experience

Free-lance double bassist







2005-...
Active on Vancouver Island playing all styles of repertoire.

Brett Martens String Band







2011-...
Gypsy jazz ensemble in the style of Django Reinhardt
Album officially released on March 1st, 2013.

Vancouver Island Symphony







2010-...
Professional Orchestra based out of Nanaimo, B.C.
performing standard and contemporary repertoire.

Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra (co-principal)


2008-2010
Standard orchestra repertoire: Adams, Beethoven, Brahms, Ibert etc.

Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra





2008-2010
Jazz big band playing classic (Ellington, Gil Evans etc.)
and modern pieces (Berg, McConnell, Brookemier etc.)

Honours and Awards
Jazz Scholarship









2008-2010
Western Michigan University

String Scholarship








2008-2010
Western Michigan University

Bourse dtudes du Qubec







2008-2010
Western Michigan University

Queen Elizabeth Reaching for the Top Scholarship




2001-2005
Humber College, Ontario

Professional Organizations

Member of Fdraton des enseignantes et enseignants de la Colombie-Britannique (FECB/BCTF)

Member of Syndicat des enseignantes et enseignants du programme francophone (SEPF)

American Federation of Musicians (A.F.M.)

International Society of Bassist (I.S.B.)