Angela Kay Yarnell

32900 West 84th Street De Soto, KS 66018 EDUCATION Master of Music Education (to be completed December 2009) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Emphasis: Choral Pedagogy Bachelor of Music Education, May 2001 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS Emphasis: Bassoon CERTIFICATION PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Current State of Kansas Teaching Certificate K-12 Choral and Instrumental Music Director of Choirs and Musical Theatre, Eudora Middle and High Schools; 6-12 vocal music, August 2002- present. - Establishment of five new choral ensembles, including three auditioned choirs - Combined Women’s Choir invited to perform at KMEA, 2009 - Choirs receive consecutive superior ratings at festivals - Founded “Platinum”, an annual vocal variety show - Tripled enrollment in choral ensembles - Successful head director of the annual musical General Music Teacher, Nottingham & West Elementary Schools, Eudora, KS. 6th & 2nd grade general music, 2002-2005. Choral Intern, Olathe East High School, Olathe, KS. 10-12 vocal music, seventeen weeks, spring 2002. -Directed mixed and gender choirs, utilizing music of contrasting style periods -Vocal coach for chorus and soloists in the school musical - Developed and implemented organizational system for the choral music library Student Teacher, J.F. Kennedy Elementary School, Kansas City, KS. K-5 general music, six weeks, fall 2001. - Taught students from multicultural and varied socioeconomic backgrounds - Tutored leveled remedial reading groups for third grade students Interim Associate Director of Music, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrence, KS. August 2000-May 2001. - Directed adult, young adult, children, and handbell choirs - Successfully planned and implemented a music reading program Elementary General Music Teacher, Baldwin Home School Cooperative, Baldwin, KS. K-6, summer 2000. - Taught multi-age classes of K-6 - Developed specialized general music curriculum specific to needs of the organization (785) 760-0297


Guest Clinician, Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association Fifth and Sixth Grade Honor Choir, January 2005. Guest Conductor, University of Kansas Research Study on “High Magnitude Conductors”, September 2004. Music Director, First Baptist Church Youth Summer Musical Theatre Experience Camp, Kansas City, MO. July 2004, July 2005. Choir Director, Kansas City Young Audiences Fine Arts Camp, Kansas City, MO. August 2003. Teacher and Advocate, Community Living Opportunities, Lawrence, KS. March 1999- August 2002. - Supervised and instructed individuals with developmental disabilities Drum Major and Woodwind Clinician, Shawnee Mission North and Northwest High Schools, Mission, KS. 1998 – 2001. - Developed and implemented student leadership training program Teaching Assistant and Choral Librarian, Choral Conducting Clinic, Department of Music and Dance, University of Kansas, fall 1999. Resident Assistant, Department of Student Housing, University of Kansas. August 1997 – May 1998. - Educational Program Chair for program awarded National Residence Hall Honorary KU Educational Program of the Month


Awarded Kansas Choral Directors Association Young Director of the Year, 2007. Workshop Presenter, Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service, 2008. KCDA Reading Session Chair, Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service, 2008. Workshop Presenter, Southwest Division of American Choral Directors Association Bi-Annual Conference, 2008. Guest Presenter, University of Kansas Careers in the Arts Day, 2006. Membership Chair, Kansas Choral Directors Association, 2005- present. Adjudicator, Northeast Kansas 10-12 Honors Choir, 2002-present. Guest Speaker, University of Kansas Music Education classes, 2002-present. Former president and secretary, KU Chapter of National Association for Music Education, 1999 – 2001.

Angela Kay Yarnell
Research Poster Session Presenter, Kansas Music Educators Association InService, 2001. Undergraduate Representative; founding member, KU Chapter of American Choral Directors Association, 1999. Awarded National Residence Hall Honorary KU Student of the Month for outstanding achievements as musical director of “Summer Stock Murder”, 1997. PROFESSIONAL American Choral Directors Association, 1999- present. ORGANIZATIONS MENC: The National Association for Music Education, 1996- present. REFERENCES Available upon request.

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