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Erin J.

Mernoff
(413) 883-8008 emernoff@gmail.com 5455 N. Marginal Rd. Apt. 436, Cleveland, OH 44114
CERTIFICATION
State of Ohio Resident Educator License
Endorsement: Multi Age (P-12) Music (120050)
State of Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate
Endorsements: Music Education (JQ) K-12, Biology (DA) 6-12
EDUCATION
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Master of Education, May 2016
Concentration in Mind, Brain, & Education; G.P.A. 3.97
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, May 2013
Concentration in Viola, Minor in Biology; G.P.A. 3.95, Highest Honors
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Taylor Exemplar Academy, Taylor, MI
Music Instructor, August 2013-August 2015
Instructed standards-based general music classes for over 700 students in grades K-8.
Initiated and developed band and orchestra programs for students in grades 4-8.
Piloted a ukulele program for middle school students, centered on popular music.
Developed and implemented curricula focused on music literacy, vocal performance,
rhythmic movement, and music history.
Keicher and Arnold Elementary Schools, Michigan Center, MI
Long-Term Substitute Music Teacher, May-June 2013
Provided instruction in general music and beginning band to students in grades K-6.
Designed lesson plans based upon assigned unit plans.
Tappan Middle and Angell Elementary Schools, Ann Arbor, MI
Student Teacher, March-April 2013
Taught musical, technical, and performance skills to orchestra students in grades 6-8.
Supported 8th grade students music composition skill development through GarageBand.
Scaffolded 5th grade students development of technical rudiments on band instruments.
Mitchell Elementary School, Ann Arbor, MI
Student Teacher, January-February 2013
Designed and implemented a unit on Javanese Gamelan music for grades 1-5, which
included bringing in an expert musician from Java and authentic Gamelan instruments.
Taught the fundamentals of string instrument technique to 5th grade orchestra students.
Assisted in leading a school-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration performance.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Evolutionary Psychology Laboratory, Harvard University
Research Assistant, September 2015-May 2016
Authored original research paper on cross-cultural music practices of children and adults.
Coded qualitative data in studies of music cognition and ethnography.
Facilitated study sessions with children and adults with Angelman Syndrome.
Houghton Library Theatre Collection, Harvard University
Cataloging Assistant, September 2015-May 2016
Researched publication and performance information for rare 19th century sheet music.
Created metadata for record entry in the Harvard and WorldCat online catalogues.
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter, University of Michigan
President, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Vice President, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
Secretary, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Boston Village Gamelan, August 2015-May 2016
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Jazz String Quartet, Fall 2012
Creative Arts Orchestra (Free Improvisation), Fall 2012
Baroque Quartet, Fall 2012
Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Fall 2011
University Symphony Orchestra, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
University Philharmonia Orchestra, Fall 2009-Spring 2010