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Timothy Croft

111 Any St.

Victoria, BC V1V 3A3

Spoken and written languages: English and French


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.





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

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

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)
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

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

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

Organized rehearsal rooms
Programed concerts and overall supervision of the festival

Reporter, Western Herald, Western Michigan University Newspaper

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
Assisted patrons in locating materials
Checking out materials and stocking shelves

Computer Lab Technician, Western Michigan University

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

Performance Experience

Free-lance double bassist

Active on Vancouver Island playing all styles of repertoire.

Brett Martens String Band

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

Vancouver Island Symphony

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

Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra (co-principal)

Standard orchestra repertoire: Adams, Beethoven, Brahms, Ibert etc.

Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra

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

Honours and Awards
Jazz Scholarship

Western Michigan University

String Scholarship

Western Michigan University

Bourse dtudes du Qubec

Western Michigan University

Queen Elizabeth Reaching for the Top Scholarship

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.)