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One of the most instrumental steps in my journey as an educator was my time as an Associate, then Coordinating, Instructor of Music Theory at Indiana University.  In the former position, I got to work alongside experts in theory pedagogy and provide close instruction to small classes of graduate and undergraduate students.  In the latter position, I was given a wonderful amount of freedom to create my own materials and lessons for my larger lecture classes and my own Associate Instructors' breakouts.  When I later found at the University of North Dakota that my students and colleagues would benefit from a more specialized core curriculum for musical theatre BFAs, I was thrilled to create and instruct these courses as well.

Theory and Ear Training

Instructor of Musical Theatre-Voice, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 2015-2017​

  • Developed and instructed new specialized musicianship, vocal pedagogy, and vocal styles courses for theatre majors


Coordinating Instructor in Music Theory, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2010-12

  • Led large lecture sections (up to 135 students each) of T232, the third required semester of aural theory in the undergraduate curriculum for music majors.  Course included elements of dictation, sight singing, and keyboard skills, featuring Romantic chromaticism.

  • Supervised a staff of up to 5 graduate-level Associate Instructors, wrote lesson plans for their drill sections, and conducted weekly staff meetings

  • Created syllabus, grading keys, and exams; revised and edited required course packet each semester

  • Participated in IU’s Textbook Selection Committee to implement changes in the entire undergraduate aural theory curriculum


Associate Instructor in Music Theory, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2008-2010

  • Instructed courses required for all Doctoral, Masters, Artist Diploma, and Undergraduate music majors relating to dictation of melody and harmony, keyboard skills, and sight reading (T511 and T231)

  • Led breakout sections of up to 14 students twice weekly, graded exams and homework assignments, and met weekly with Coordinating Instructor

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