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Amanda K.

Livesey
29 Whitehouse Ave, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889Ÿ908-285-5464
Ÿamanda.livesey@comcast.netŸamandalivesey.weebly.com
EDUCATION:
BM Music Education General/ Choral Concentration-University of Delaware
May 2016
-Honors: Deans List (8 semesters), Cum laude, Music Department Scholarship, Tracy S. Helen
Women’s Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Collegiate Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda
National Music Honor Society
-Cumulative GPA: 3.85
-Will receive K-12 certification in NJ, DE, PA, and MD upon graduation
-Praxis I-Reading: 182, Writing: 182, Math: 186 -Praxis II (Music Content Knowledge): 174
-Received the Outstanding Student Teacher Award for Elementary General Music
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Student Teaching at Olive B. Loss Elementary, Bear, DE
April 2016-May 2016
-Crafted lesson plans for 1st-5th grade general music classes and 4th-5th grade
choir according to the National Arts Standards for Music Education and Edwin
Gordon’s Music Learning Theory.
-Conducted at the Appoquinimink Elementary District Choral Festival
-Assistant directed and stage-managed the 4th-5th grade musical, providing
direction to crew, teaching music and choreography, and one-on-one instruction.
Student Teaching at Wilmington Friends Upper School, Wilmington. DE
Feb.-March 2016
-Developed and implemented lesson plans according to National Arts Standards in
Chamber Singers, Chorale, Music and Theatre, and IB Music.
-Integrated technology (SMART Board, PowerPoint, Video and Audio Recording)
into lessons to foster student engagement and self-assessment.
-Fostered student involvement through self-assessment, discussion based learning,
and class/choir goals.
-Stage-managed 8th grade musical, providing direction to crew, and one-on-one
instruction.
Practicum Placements
Oct. 2013-Dec. 2015
-Concord High School, Wilmington, DE (28 hours); P.S. DuPont Middle School,
Wilmington, DE (28 hours); Shue Medill Middle School, Newark, DE (56 hours);
North Star Elementary School, Hockessin, DE (28 hours); Richardson Park
Elementary School, Wilmington, DE: 28 hours
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Music Counselor, Winnewald Day Camp, Clinton, NJ
-Crafted unique daily music activity plans for children ages 5-13
-Developed and taught various music electives to campers ages 10-13
-Coordinated two talent shows with the 5-8 and 9-13 divisions
-Auditioned, staged, and directed the camp play with campers ages 10-13
UDCC Children’s Choir Intern, Newark, DE
-Lead vocal warm-ups, organized activities and rehearsed the Blue Choir,
students in grades 1-3.
-Rehearsed and conducted two pieces in their spring concert
-Organizational activities included attendance, medical records, permission
slips, and uniform disbursement.

June 2013-Present

Aug. 2014-May 2015

and promoted ACDA events.coordinated guest speakers and events. 2014-May 2015 -Selected a production. worked with the students on blocking and staging. recruited new members. DE Director Sept. -Structured and lead the 5th grade teaching artist visits. and performance dates between UD and Thurgood Marshall Elementary -Planned teaching artist visits. Classes involved singing. and movement activities. Sigma Alpha Iota Women’s Music Fraternity National Association for Music Education . Fall 2012-Present PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Fall 2012. chanting. PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: -Choral Scholar in Christ Church Choir. and coordinated rehearsals. Newark. and conferences. where UD students taught elementary students the music. 2014-Present -Assisted with weekly play-based music classes for toddlers and preschool-aged children.Directed the 5 grade teaching artist visit. costumes.ProjectMUSICOpera! Newark. DE Feb. UD Chorale (2013-2016). UD Opera Theatre (2012-2015). workshops. 2016-present).Present -December 2014-2015: UD ACDA Student Chapter President. and ran staging rehearsals Assistant Director Sept. props. UD University Singers (2012-2013). Christ Church Christiana Hundred (Oct. 2013-May 2014 th . Teaching Assistant Music for Young Minds. choreography and staging for the production.