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Michael D. Blostein

mblostein@hotmail.com

OBJECTIVE: Position which allows for creativity and growth.

 

EDUCATION:  Master of Music, The University of Arizona (Graduation date: 5/99)
Major: Music Composition. GPA: 3.767
Private studies in composition, conducting, and tuba.
Adjudicator for 1999 and 2000 Vermont All-State Student CompositionScholarship Competition.
Bachelor of Music, Crane School of Music
SUNY College at Potsdam, N.Y. (Graduation date: 5/96)
Major: Music Education: Instrumental Band Emphasis. Graduated Cum Laude
Honors: Four Semesters - Dean's List. Member Kappa Delta Pi.
Teacher Certification area: Music K-12
Performance Concentration: Tuba
                               
TEACHING
EXPERIENCE:
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Averill Park High School
, Averill Park, New York. 
Responsibilities include directing 9th Grade Band and lessons, String Orchestra, and teaching Music Theory/General Music Classes. This included creating curriculum which follows Federal and NYS Guidelines, classroom management skills, and introducing compositional elements into the instrumental curriculum. August 2000 -.
Tucson Hebrew Academy, Tucson, Arizona. Instructed students in grades3 through 6 in chamber ensembles, as well as band. Responsible for conducting, organizing, choosing age and ability appropriate music for and directing small groups and band. January 1999 - May 1999
The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Instructor - Tuba Techniques. Created, implemented, and evaluated curriculum to teach future music teachers proficiency on tuba and euphonium. August 1997 - May 1998.
Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls, Vermont. Responsibilities included directing high school concert band, marching band, jazz ensemble, music theory and general music classes. Successfully initiated small group lessons, implemented effective classroom management plan, and restructured existing musical curriculum to include improvising and composing in order to meet national standards. September 1996 - June 1997.
Private Lessons. Established private brass studio, which includes beginning through advanced students. Have used a variety of methods, including Rubank, Beeler, and Yamaha, supplemented with original materials.
TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCE: 

 



YMCA of Tucson, Lighthouse Center
. Work with children from 6 to 12 years of age in a before and after school program. Structured musical activities for large groups. June 1998 - May 1999.

St. Maryís School, Potsdam, NY. Taught second grade general music class, chosen to direct fourth grade band, instructor of sixth grade saxophone. Spring 1993 - 1996.
Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York. Responsible for instructing accelerated twelfth grade trumpet students. Spring 1995.
Student Support Services, SUNY Potsdam. Tutored several students in music theory. Met individually with students twice a week during which time we worked on class material and on improving study skills. Fall 1993 - 1996.
COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES:

 

Waterford Rescue Squad, Waterford, New York. Volunteer work as certified first responder and ambulance driver.
Eagle Scout. Community service and volunteer work through Boy Scouts of America.
MUSIC EXPERIENCES:

 

Member: ASCAP, American Music Center, NYS School Music Association,
MENC, Albany Musicianís Union, Local 14.
Published through Southern Music Company and Tuba-Euphonium Press.
Berkshire Symphony, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Have performed with this group as their principal tuba during the 1996-1997 season.
Writer for All Media Guide (AllClassical.com). Wrote reviews of classical music works and composers. Requires extensive research, including computer/internet knowledge and use.
Waterford Halfmoon High School, Waterford, New York. Performed in the pit orchestra of several musical theatre productions on trombone.
Heavy Metal Brass Quintet, Tucson, Arizona. Have performed with during the 1998-1999 season in several performances throughout the Tucson area.

References will be provided at your request.

 

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