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Della Coleman

Curriculum Vitae
Contact Info
Della Coleman
E-mail: delmcole@ut.utm.edu
Cell Phone: 731-332-1862
Address: 289 Hwy. 431 University Town 40, Martin, TN 38237

Education
Curriculum
University of Tennessee at Martin GPA 3.73
2016
Received Andrew Hart Outstanding Music Leadership Award
Presented a joint Clinic at TMEA 2016 Advocacy for Collegiate by Collegiates
2015

Achieved Chancellors Honor Roll for the 2014-2015 academic year

2014

Achieved Honor Roll for the 2013-2014 Academic year

2013

Nancy Matheson Honor Award


Phi Kappa Phi Honor Award

Director of Percussion Studies is Dr. Julie Hill


Private percussion lessons
Percussion Ensemble participation:
Caribbean
Classical
Contemporary
Chamber

Northwest High School GPA : 4.0


2010
Competed in WGI World Championships with Northwest High School Percussion
and received 6th place
2007
Begin taking lessons with Carlos Johnson through Clarksville School
Teachers include: Bryan Kelley, Carlos Johnson, Jamie Millis, Daniel Jackson,
Craig Loeffler, Meagen Hills, Rob Pastor, Angelo Outlaw, Dr.Oelrich, Dr. Vest,
Dr. Julie Hill, Dr. Dan Piccolo

2010

I received academic honors and the title of salutatorian for my graduation


class.

WGI World Championships


Awarded:
6th place
SCGC Championships
Awarded:
2nd place

Professional Marching Competitions


2013 WGI Championships
Awarded:

Third Place

2013 Southeastern Color Guard Circuit Championships


Awarded:

First Place

2010 Southeastern Color Guard Circuit Championships


Awarded:

Second Place

Local Clinics
2016 Spring

TMEA- Nashville, Opry Land Hotel


Winter Music Education Workshop

2015 Fall
Julie Davila Tune-Up Day (Marching Percussion)
John Parks Preparing for Graduate School Programs
John Wittman Yamaha Industries/Artist Endorsement
2015 Spring
Richard Henson Frame Drums
Chad Floyd Drum set Techniques
Andy Smith Drum set Techniques
Chris Nelson Orchestral Excerpts and Preparing for Auditions
2014 Fall
Johnathan Ovalle Practicing Methods
Matt Jordan Repairing Percussion Equipment/Technology
Ivan Trevino Commercial Music/Composing
Miles Osland Jazz Improvisation
2014 Spring
Andy Harnsberger the artistry of being a Solois
Daniel McGuire Real world teaching experience
2013 Fall
Third Coast Percussion Chamber Music
Line Upon Line Chamber Music
Shane Gwaltney Marching /Indoor Ensembles
2013 Spring
B. Michael Williams Frame drum
N. Scott Robinson Frame Drum
Kyle Dunleavy Steel Pan
2012 Fall

Ji Hye Jung- Marimba


Identity Cubed- Percussion Trio
Kyle Dunleavy- Steel pan
Chris Romanowski- Marching Percussion

Professional Experience
2015 Battery Instructor
Stewart County High School, 120 Robertson Hill Rd., Dover TN 37058
Responsibilites

Teaching Fundamentals for Marching and Playing


Teaching Music
Writing Cadence and Exercises

2010-2014 Front Ensemble Instructor


Goodpasture Christian School, Madison, TN 37115
Responsibilities Included
Ensemble equipment coordinator
Competition day supervisor
Taught music, theory, and technique, specializing in one on one
instruction with players within the ensemble.
Awards received
Division 1 Percussion State Championships 2010, 2011

Professional Productivity
2015

Instructed Stewart County High School Drum line

2014

Instructed Goodpasture Christian School Front Ensemble

2013

Instructed Goodpasture Christian School Front Ensemble

2012

Instructed Goodpasture Christian School Front Ensemble

2011

Instructed Goodpasture Christian School Front Ensemble

2010

Instructed the Goodpasture Christian School Front Ensemble

2009

Assisted in instructing the Goodpasture Christian School Front Ensemble

Service to Profession
2015

2015

2014

2013

Attend the National Association for Music Education Collegiate Summit as a


representative of the UTM campus in June 24th-26th.
Attend National convention for the international music fraternity for women (Sigma
Alpha Iota) as the delegate for the Epsilon Iota Chapter.
Gave Percussion lessons
Attended Midwest Band Clinic 2015
Served as president of SAI Chapter in Martin
Served as president of UTMPS
Served as president of CNAFME UTM Chapter
Roots of Rhythm World music presentations in West Tennessee

Worked and Instructed middle school percussion for UTM Honor Band
Roots of Rhythm- World music presentations
Organized Letters in Motion Events and the creation of a CD compiling music from the
UTM Music Department to be sent to orphanages in Nepal.
Sang at the Greenbrier Nursing Home
Performed at TMEA with UTM Wind Ensemble
Presided at the 2015 TMEA Convention in Memphis

Attended PASIC 2014


Worked and Instructed middle school percussion for UTM Honor Band
Roots of Rhythm- World music presentations
Jamaica Me Happy Gigs
University of Tennessee at Martin Tune-up day- Marching percussion workshop
Skyhawk Marching Band Invitational
Percussion Ensemble Concerts
Midwest Clinic
PASIC Convention

2013

Work and instruction for UTM Honor Band


Performance at Soleil Garden Center


2012

TMEA

Percussion Ensemble Concert


Performance for Sodexo
Sky Hawk Marching Band Invitational
Honor Percussion Performance with Students
Tune-Up Day

CD/DVD Recordings
DVD

University of Tennessee at Martin Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert 2013


University of Tennessee at Martin Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert 2013
University of Tennessee at Martin Fall Percussion Chamber Concert 2012
William Kwasigrohs Senior Percussion Recital 2013
Letters in Motion The University of Tennessee at Martin

You Tube and Website Contributions

Hwa Hwa and Masanga, Traditional Zimbabwean, arr. Amy Smith


Pyriphlegathon
Number 2
UTM Percussion Ensemble @ Arts in McNairy 2013
Della Coleman, Rotation II, Eric Sammut
Ewazen Marimba Concert, mvt 1, Colby Snider soloist
Baby Ashley with Kyle Dunleavy
UT Martin Percussion Highlights 2012-2013

Service

Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Member since 2013


NAfME Member since 2013
Helped with the Letters in Motion to Nepal 2015 project

References

Julie Hill: Phone: (731) 796-6072


Email: jhill@utm.edu
Jamie Millis: Phone: (731) 612-3479
Adam Laman: Phone: (731) 697-1468
Email: alaman@goodpasture.org
Carlos Johnson: Phone: (270) 348-5672
Email: los80_2000@yahoo.com
John Oelrich: Phone: (614) 634-6243
Email: joelrich@utm.edu
Johnathan Vest: Phone: (615) 579-8700
Email: jvest@utm.edu
Mrs. Jeanne Foster: Phone: (731)-884-8868 Email: fosterj1@k12tn.net