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Brittany Santos

279 Ewing St. Princeton, NJ 08540 (732) 581-7785 | brittsan6@gmail.com EDUCATION Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey Master of Music Education May 2014 (anticipated) Cumulative GPA: 3.98 with distinction Music Education with Dr. Frank Abrahams, Dr. Al Holcomb, Dr. Sharon Morrow, and Dr. Janet Cape; Woodwind and brass instruments with Dr. Janet Cape; String instruments with Robert Loughran; Choral literature with Dr. Christian Carey; Southeast Asian music with Dr. Eric Hung. Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre May 2012 Cumulative GPA: 3.88 summa cum laude Voice with Claudia Catania; Acting with Trent Blanton, Diana Basmajian, Nathan Hurwitz, and Louis Goldberg; Ballet with Douglas Martin and Mary Barton; Jazz and Broadway styles with Robin Lewis; Tap with Tina Vogel. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Community Park Elementary School, Princeton, New Jersey Spring 2014 Taught classroom music to children grades K-5 under the guidance of a cooperating teacher. Lessons emphasized Kodly and Orff strategies that fostered creativity, ear training, and music literacy. Lesson content was aligned to the benchmarks of the National Standards for Music Education. Differentiated instruction to meet individual student learning styles and special education students mainstreamed into the classroom. Also directed rehearsals for the fourth and fifth grade choirs. Princeton Day School, Princeton, New Jersey Fall 2013 Conducted and directed rehearsals for eighth grade choir in a supervised practicum. Developed choral warm-ups that addressed issues in the repertoire while encouraging good vocal technique and strong choral habits. Assisted with fifth grade general music classes. Designed and taught activities in which students explored elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm. Central Elementary School, East Bruswick, New Jersey Spring 2013 Taught classroom music to children grades 3-5 in a supervised practicum. Lessons emphasized recorder methods, listening to and analyzing music, and singing in rounds. Lesson content was aligned to the benchmarks of the National Standards for Music Education. RELATED EXPERIENCE Office of Performance Management 2012-2013 Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey Worked as a graduate assistant. Organized and assembled materials for on-campus performances and choir tours. Kept detailed records of budget. Service and Achievement in the Library (SAIL) Program Summer 2013 Ocean County Library, Jackson, NJ Organized and supervised tasks for teen library volunteers. Assisted young adult and childrens librarians with various special programs. PERFORMING EXPERIENCE Westminster Symphonic Choir Joe Miller, conductor 2012-2013 Performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Westminster Festival Orchestra

Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Barnegat, New Jersey Man of La Mancha (Fermina, Antonia u/s) Titanic the Musical (Ensemble) Gypsy (Renee) Mt. Washington Valley Theatre, North Conway, New Hampshire A Chorus Line (Diana Morales) Sweeney Todd (Johanna) Hairspray (Brenda) SPECIAL INTERESTS Musical Theatre & Drama Stage Direction Dance/Choreography Gates Millennium Scholarship Awarded by Bill & Melinda Gates through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Whos Who Among American Colleges and Universities Based on academic and extra-curricular achievement Andrew J. Rider Scholar Award, Rider University Granted to the top 1% of students in each of the universitys colleges Baccalaureate Honors Program, Rider University Completed accelerated coursework and research MEMBERSHIPS National Association for Music Education Alpha Psi Omega - Honors Theatre Fraternity International Thespian Society Stephanie Chorba Vocal Music Teacher Community Park Elementary School 372 Witherspoon Street Princeton, New Jersey 08540 215-350-5074 | stephanie_chorba@princetonk12.org Dr. Sharon Morrow Assistant Professor of Music Education Westminster Choir College of Rider University 101 Walnut Lane Princeton, New Jersey 08540 609-921-7100 ext. 8238 | smorrow@rider.edu Dr. Janet Cape Assistant Professor of Music Education Westminster Choir College of Rider University 101 Walnut Lane Princeton, New Jersey 08540 609-921-7100 ext. 8240 | jcape@rider.edu

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