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Mary Jane Morgan

1215 23rd St, Apt 3 Des Moines, IA 50311 308 325-9371 mjemorgan@gmail.com

E D U C AT I O N

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa - 2008-2012 - Bachelor of Music Education with a Choral Emphasis, December 2012 - Minor in Musical Theatre

EXPERIENCE

Student Teaching, Merril Middle School, Des Moines, Iowa - August-October 2012 Courtney Copic 6th - 8th Grade Choral and General Music - Prepare and write lessons for the six classes - Monitor and assess student progress, behavior, and response - Construct and grade units and assignments according to International Baccalaureate Standards - Run choral rehearsal on pieces for the winter concert and conduct warm-ups and vocal exercises - Lecture and teach students how to read and perform music via clapping, singing, drumming and piano

Student Teaching, Timber Ridge Elementary, Johnston, Iowa - October-December 2012 Sandy Miller 1st-5th Grade Music Class - Prepare and write lessons for the six classes - Monitor and assess student progress, behavior, and response Heartland Youth Choir Internship, Clive, IA - 2011-2012 Barbara Sletto - Taught musical skills (reading, singing technique, rhythm) to Chante and Chantemus choruses - Taught and directed song for winter performance, conducted in performance - Taught and directed song for spring performance Nanny, The Anderson Family, Lexington, NE - Summer 2008 - Took care of daily activities, going-ons, feeding and supervision of two girls Conductor of Carol Childrens Choir, First United Methodist Church, Lexington, NE 2007-2008 - Prepared and taught children 2nd grade through 5th grade songs for church service weekly Clinic Director, Coordinator and Creator, Summer Rhapsody, Lexington, NE - Summer 200 - Created and Directed a multi-day vocal clinic for Lexington High School Students - Coordinated with other collegiate students to teach the participants proper singing technique - Taught students group songs and choreography in a show choir fashion

- Everyone involved in the clinic gave a performance at the end

L E A D E R S H I P / C A M P U S I N V O LV E M E N T / V O L U N T E E R
Drake Choir and Drake Chamber Choir - 2008-2012 - Section Leader, Altos

Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Chapter, Drake University - 2009-present - Vice-President, Membership - 2011=2012 - President - 2010-2011

American Choral Directors Association, Drake Student Chapter = 2008-present - President - 2011 - Secretary and Treasurer - 2010

Drake Opera Theatre Productions, Spring 2010/Spring 2011 - Head of Stage Make-up Spring - 2011 - Head of Stage Make-up Spring - 2012

Music Educators National Conference (Now known as NA ME) - 2008-present

SCHOLARSHIPS/HONORS
Drake University Honors Recital Competition Winner - 2010 Vocal Music Scholarship, Drake University - 2008-2012 Academic Scholarship, Drake University - 2008-2012

TECHNICAL S K I L L S / C E R T I F I C AT I O N S / L A N G U A G E S / S K I L L S E T S V I A MUSIC
Classical/Musical Theatre Vocal Training - Dr. Ann Cravero Musical Theatre Training - Dr. Karla Kash Musical Theatre Training - Kelly Schaefer Acting Training - Scott Siepker Vocal Pedagogy, Bel Canto Method Intermediate in Piano Beginner in Ballet, Jazz and Tap Stage Make-up Stage Directing and backstage crewing

References
Mary Jane Morgan
1215 23rd St, Apt 3 Des Moines, IA 50311 308 325-9371 mjemorgan@gmail.com

REFERENCES
Courtney Copic Supervising Teacher Merrill Middle School 5301 Gran Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312 515-242-8448 courtney.copic@dmschools.org Cassandra Miller Supervising Teacher Timber Ridge Elementary 7370 NW 54th Ave Johnston, IA 50131 515-331-4379 camiller@johnston.k12.ia.us Dr. Aimee Beckman-Collier Director of Choral Studies Drake University Harmon Fine Arts Center 2507 University Ave Des Moines, IA 50311 515-271-2841 aimee.beckman-collier@drake.edu

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