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Amy M. Burns

Upcoming courses and sessions:

EDUCATION:

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU),New Britain, CT, August, 2006.

Masters in Science in Music Education, G.P.A.: 3.9.

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Summers of 2001 – 2004.

15 Post-Graduate credits in Music Education.

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, May, 1995.

Bachelors in Music Education & Music Performance, Cum Laude, G.P.A.: 3.6.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, Adjunct Music Professor July 2009-present

 

WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY, Adjunct Music Technology Professor       July 2010

 

Montclair State University, Adjunct Music Technology Professor    August 2008

 

Clinician for SoundTree Summer Workshops                                          June 2008

Far Hills Country Day School (FHCDS),Far Hills, NJ         Sept. 1997 – Present

*Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Three General Music/Instrument Teacher (1997 – Present)

  • Teaching general music to Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Three using the school’s objectives, Orff-Schulwerk techniques, Kodály techniques, the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Nine Standards, and music technology to develop and author the curriculum
  • Planning, coordinating, rehearsing and conducting the December Holiday concert (Grades Kindergarten through Three),the May Grandparents’ Day Concert (Grades Pre-Kindergarten and Two), and the June Closing Ceremonies (Grades Kindergarten through Three)
  • Coordinating, rehearsing and conducting the music for the Grade Plays and State Fairs (Grades One through Three)
  • Coordinating the Winter and Spring Grades One through Eight Talent Assemblies
  • Planning, coordinating, rehearsing and conducting the Halloween Parade and Song (Grades Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten)
  • Accompanist for Holiday and Grandparents’ Day Concerts, Grade Plays, State Fairs, Talent Assemblies, Halloween Parade and Song, the annual Musical, and the Closing Ceremonies
  • Teaching general music to Pre-Kindergarten through Grades Five (1999-2002)
  • Teaching 5th grade instrument class to all 5th graders (2008-present)

 

*Founder and Director of the FHCDS Philharmonic (1998 – present)

  • Recruiting students in Grades Four through Eight who play violin, viola, cello, bass, keyboard, percussion, clarinet, flute, saxophone, oboe, trumpet and trombone
  • Planning and rehearsing the 45-minute rehearsals every Friday afternoon before school
  • Planning and conducting the December and May Performing Arts Assemblies
  • Arranging, planning, rehearsing and conducting smaller ensembles such as the flute and clarinet ensembles
  • Arranging music to fit the performers’ skills
  • Commissioning composer Dr. Scott Watson (http://www.enter.net/~ascott/) to compose “Country Dance” (2004) for the 75th anniversary of FHCDS

 

*Founder and Director of The Conservatory at FHCDS (2002-2004, 2009-2010, 2011-present)

  • Interviewing and hiring private teachers for piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, voice, guitar, and trumpet
  • Creating the criteria and age limits of students
  • Creating invoices in Microsoft Excel and working closely with the Business Office
  • Creating mailings that include the policy information and guidelines in Microsoft Word
  • Coordinating schedules for the students and teachers
  • Arranging available rooms for all of the teachers, which eventually led to the school building five conservatory rooms

 

*Director of the Junior Falconnaires/Falcon Chorus/Musical Theater Club (2004 – present)

  • Falcon Chorus (Grades Kindergarten and One after school singing group): Responsibilities include conducting, directing, and arranging ensemble music for one concert per year. (2006-present)
  • Falconnaires (Grades Two through Five school singing group): Responsibilities include conducting, directing, and arranging ensemble music for two concerts per year. (2004-2008)
  • Musical Theater Club (Grades Kindergarten through Five singing/acting): Responsibilities include selecting numbers from musicals, staging, choreographing, directing, and producing short musical revues.

 

*Other responsibilities:

  • Served on the committee to hire an Intermediate School Director (2002-2003)
  • Served on the committee to hire a Grades Six through Eight Music Teacher (2002)
  • Clarinetist, flutist, saxophonist and keyboardist in the pit orchestra for the Grade Eight Musical
  • Digitally recorded selected students in Grades Four through Eight who auditioned for the NJ Honors Choir
  • Served on the committee to judge and select students for NJ Honors Elementary Choir

CLINICIAN/AUTHOR IN-SERVICE DAYS

& WEEK-LONG WORKSHOPS                                                 February 2004 – Present

* Training music teachers & authoring articles/curriculum/books on how to integrate technology into their current classroom situations using their curriculums and the latest music technology.

 

PRIVATE MUSIC TEACHER                                                           January 1996 – Present

* Private instruction on flute and clarinet, beginners to advanced; private instruction on

   saxophone, beginners, up to 15 students

CODIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S CHOIR “PRAISELETTES”      September 2011 – 2013

* Teaching and directing students in grades PreK through two to perform music once

a month for the congregation at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Mendham, NJ.

MUSICALLY YOURS, Millburn, NJ                                             September 1996 – August 1997

* Music Teacher: Duties included traveling to 12 different schools/day cares to teacher the

program titled, “Music Preludes,” to children ages 18 months – 7 years old

 

Certifications:

* Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 – Professors Vivian Murray and Debby Szajnberg, instructors

* Kodály Level 1 – NYU Summer of 2007

* Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) Level 1 – Dr. Scott Watson, instructor

* Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) Level 2 – Professors Don Muro (2A),

Lee Bilotta (2B),and Dr. Tom Rudolph (2C),instructors

* Temporary NJ Music Certification

 

Professional AssocIations:

* Member of NJMEA Board of Directors                                                          2013 – present

* Member of TI:ME Board of Directors                                                                       2007 – present

* Member of TI:ME National Advisory Board                                                 2007 – present

* Member of TI:ME                                                                                         2001 – present

* Member of New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA)                      1998 – present

* Member of NAfME                                                                                       1998 – present

* Member of the American Orff –Schulwerk Association (AOSA)                         1998 – 1999

* Member of New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA)                     1994 – 1995

 

POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP:

* Early Childhood Music Chair on the NJMEA Board                                           2013-present

* Past-President of TI:ME                                                                                    2012 – 2014

* President of TI:ME                                                                                            2010-present

* President-Elect of TI:ME                                                                                    2008-2010

* TI:ME Board of Directors/Chair of Grants Committee                                                   2007-2010

* TI:ME Instructor                                                                                               2006-present

* Secretary/Treasurer of New Jersey Chapter of TI:ME                                                      2006-2008

* Coordinated and directed the Flute Choir for the first-ever NJAIS Arts Day    January 2004

* Selected by FHCDS and participated in the NJAIS Leadership

Seminar September                                                                                       2002-April 2004

 

AWARDS:

* Awarded the first-ever “TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award” (now

titled “Mike Kovins Teacher of the Year Award”)                                         February 2005

* Received Academic Award in Graduate Studies from CCSU                             February 2006

* NJ TI:ME Original Composition Awards awarded to 3rd graders at FHCDS          March 2011

* Awarded 2015-2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award                                               February 2016

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Author:

 

 

  • “Project-Based Learning (PbL): 2nd Grade Learns About the Immigration of the von Trapp Family”  (NJ Tempo, pages 28-30 –

http://issuu.com/njmea/docs/octobertempo2014                                          October 2014

 

  • Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or More iPads! – a free iBook

for elementary music educators                                                                       August 2014

 

 

  • Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board! – a free iBook

For elementary music educators                                                                 February 2014

 

  • “If You Teach Elementary General Music, Which Apps Could You Use to Enhance

You Music Class” (http://ti-me.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2003:if-you-teach-elementary-general-music-which-apps-could-you-use-to-enhance-your-music-class&Itemid=157)                                                                                           August 2013

 

  • Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. This all-digital program, developed by Pearson in partnership with Alfred Music Publishing, will include lessons, resources, downloadable assets, and interactive musical activities to enhance any music educators’ PK-8 general music classroom. (http://www.onlinelearningexchange.com/content/products/music.html)        2012-2013

 

  • “Engage Your Students with Today’s Technology” for TMEA’s

“Southwestern Musician”                                                                                August 2012

 

  • TI:ME Level 1B Curriculum          June 2011

 

  • Elementary lesson plans for Sibelius Groovy Shapes and Jungle November 2009

 

  • Elementary Keyboard Lab Curriculum

published by Alfred and SoundTree                                                                         November 2009

 

  • “Smart Boards” in the Music Classroom” for the Maine Music Educators

Association “The Bulletin” Magazine                                                        Winter of 2009

 

  • “Integrating Technology into Your Elementary Music Classroom” for

General Music Today published by NAfME                                                                 Fall of 2006

 

  • “Technology Motivates and Facilitates Optimal Learning for Music

Students in Grades Prekindergarten through Five” for the Resource News

published by SoundTree                                                                              November 2006

 

  • Lessons plans for utilizing music technology in the elementary music classroom

for SoundTree                                                                               September 20004-present

 

  • “Lesson Plan: Teaching Tempo” for Music Education Technology published by

Electronic Musician                                                                                   September 2005

 

  • “Notating “Ode to Joy” for the Issue 3 Summer 2005 Resource News published

by SoundTree                                                                                                      July 2005

 

  • “Could the Children in the Younger Grades Benefit from Technology?” for the

In My Humble Opinion Section of the TI:ME website, http://www.ti-me.org, and

for the NJMEA “Tempo” Magazine                                                                             April 2005

 

  • “Kindergarten and Technology: Making Beautiful Music Together” for the

Issue 2 Spring 2004 Resource News published by SoundTree                                May 2004

 

  • “The Elementary Classroom Comes Alive With The Sound Of Music And Technology…”

for the Spring 2004 the TI:MEs published by TI:ME                                              February 2004

 

  • Co-Authored “Learning MOTU’s [Mark of the Unicorn] Freestyle Software Sequencer”

with Dr. Scott Watson for TI:ME’s website                                                                August 2002

 

Author and Editor:

  • Integrating Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom, sponsored

by TI:ME and published by Hal Leonard Publications (lead author)                          January 2008

 

 

KEYNOTE CLINICIAN:

  • “How Technology is Transforming the Way We Teach in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the MTEC 2014 Conference in Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia    October 2014

 

CLINICIAN:

2015:

  • “Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the Greenwich, CT School District

 

  • “Free Technology Resources for the Elementary Music Teacher,” at NJMEA Conference in New Brunswick, NJ

 

  • “Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the Manapalan, NJ School District

 

  • “Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or More iPads!,” “Free Technology Resources for the Elementary Music Teacher,” “TI:ME Teachers of the Year – The Past 10 Years,” and “Integrating with Integrity in the Elementary Music Classroom” at TMEA/TI:ME National Conference in San Antonio, TX

 

  • “iPads in the Music Classroom” at Cobb County District, GA

 

2014:

 

  • “Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the MEANYC, NYC

 

  • “Integrating with Integrity” at NJAIS Conference at Liberty Science Center

 

  • “iPads in the Elementary Music Classroom” at NJMEA Conference (Winter and Summer),New Brunswick, NJ

 

  • “iPads in the Elementary Music Classroom”, “Free Technology Resources for the Elementary Music Teacher” and “Using Technology to Assess in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the TMEA/TI:ME National Conference, San Antonio, TX

 

  • “Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the SCMEA, Suffolk County, NY

 

  • “Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the Wyckoff School District

2013:

 

  • “Web-based Materials for Elementary and Middle School Music Educators”

Baltimore, MD

 

  • “SMART Boards in the Elementary Music Classroom” workshop

in Berlin, CT

 

  • “Internet Resources for the Elementary Music Educator,”

at the NJMEA Conference in East Brunswick, NJ

 

  • “Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom” &

“iPads in Music Education” at TMEA/TI:ME National Conference

in San Antonio, TX

 

2012:

 

  • “iPads in the Elementary Specials Classrooms” at the NJAIS Biennial Professional

Development Conference in Tinton Falls, NJ

 

  • “Internet Resources for the Elementary Music Educator,”

& “iPads in Music Education” at the CMEA National Conference in

Hartford, NJ

 

  • “Internet Resources for the Elementary Music Educator,”

“SMART Board in the Elementary Music Classroom” & “iPads in

Music Education” at the NJMEA Conference in East Brunswick, NJ

 

  • “SMART Board in the Elementary Music Classroom” & “Integrating

into the Elementary Music Classroom” at the Missouri Music Educators

Association Conference in Osage Beach, Missouri

 

2011:

 

  • “SMART Board in the Elementary Music Classroom” at the American

Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

 

  • “SMART Board in the Elementary Music Classroom”

at the NJMEA Summer Conference

 

  • “Elementary General Music: Using Technology to Integrate Music

with Other Subjects,” at the CMEA Conference in Hartford, CT

 

  • “SMART Board in the Elementary Music Classroom”

at the NAfME Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, MD

 

  • “Elementary General Music: Using Technology to Integrate Music

with Other Subjects,” at the OMEA/TI:ME National Conference in

Columbus, OH

 

  • “Internet Resources for the Elementary Music Educator,”

at the FMEA Conference in Tampa, FL, Key Technology Presenter

 

  • “Elementary General Music: Using Technology to Integrate Music

with Other Subjects,” at the FMEA Conference in Tampa, FL,

Key Technology Presenter

 

  • “Podcasting in the Elementary Music Classroom”

at the FMEA Conference in Tampa, FL, Key Technology Presenter

 

2010:

 

  • “SMART Board in the Elementary Music Classroom”

at the NJMEA Summer Conference

 

  • “Elementary General Music: Using Technology to Integrate Music

with Other Subjects,” at the NJMEA/TI:ME National Conference in

East Brunswick, NJ

 

  • “Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom,”

at the FMEA Conference in Tampa, FL, Key Technology Presenter

 

  • “Podcasting in the Elementary Music Classroom”

at the FMEA Conference in Tampa, FL, Key Technology Presenter

 

2009:

 

  • “SMART Board in the Elementary Music Classroom”

at the TI:ME NJ Conference in East Brunswick, NJ

 

  • “Composition in the Music Classroom”

at the NAfME Music Education Week in Washington DC

 

  • “SMART Board in the Elementary Music Classroom”

at the NJMEA Conference in East Brunswick, NJ

 

  • “Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom,”

at the TI:ME /TMEA Conference in San Antonio, TX

 

2008:

 

  • “Podcasting in the Elementary Music Classroom”

at the TI:ME NJ Conference at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ

 

  • “Using Technology as a Tool to Assess in the Elementary Music Classroom ”

at the Summer NYSSMA Conference in Albany, NY

 

  • “A Groovy Way for Elementary Students to Create Music” at the

NJMEA Conference in East Brunswick, NJ

 

  • “Integrating Music into Your Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Classroom,”

at the NJAIS Conference in Lawrenceville, New Jersey

 

  • “Using Technology to Assess in the Elementary General Music Classroom”

at the NJMEA Conference in East Brunswick, NJ

 

  • “Technology-Enhanced Elementary General Music Lesson Plans” at the

TI:ME/MMEA conference in Grand Rapids, MI

 

2007:

 

  • “Using Technology to Assess in the Elementary General Music Classroom”

at the TI:ME NJ Conference in Franklin Lakes, NJ

 

  • “Technology-Enhanced Elementary General Music Lesson Plans” at the Summer

NYSSMA Conference in Buffalo, NY

 

  • “Integrating Technology into Your K-4 Music Classroom” a the NAfME Eastern

Divisional Conference in Hartford, CT

 

  • “Technology-Enhanced Elementary General Music Lesson Plans” at

the NJMEA Conference in East Brunswick, NJ

 

2006:

 

  • “Technology-Enhanced Elementary General Music Lesson Plans” at the first-ever

TI:ME NJ Conference in Franklin Lakes, NJ

 

  • “Integrating Technology into Your K-4 Music Classroom” at the National

NAfME Conference in Salt Lake City, UT

 

  • “Integrating Technology into Your K-4 Music Classroom” at the PMEA

Conference in Valley Forge, PA

 

  • “Integrating Technology into Your K-4 Music Classroom” and “Help! My

Elementary Music Students Know More About Technology Than I Do!”

at the TI:ME/FMEA Conference in Tampa, FL

 

2005:

 

  • “Integrating Technology into Your K-4 Music Classroom”

at the MMEA/TI:ME Conference in Boston, MA

 

  • “Integrating Technology into Your K-4 Music Classroom”

at the NJMEA Conference in East Brunswick, NJ

 

2004:

 

  • “Teaching Music with Electronic Keyboards,” at Garnet Valley High School

in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania for a PMEA In-service Day

 

  • “Integrating Technology into Your K-4 Music Classroom,”

at the TI:ME /TMEA Conference in San Antonio, TX

 

2003:

 

  • “Integrating Technology into Your K-8 Music Classroom,” at the NJAIS

In-Service Day at Far Hills Country Day School, in Far Hills, NJ

 

 

PERFORMANCES AND RECORDINGS:

  • Flutist and clarinetist in the NJ/NY area      1996-present
  • Clarinetist on “Great is Thy Faithfulness!” Ocean Grove Concert CD      2013
  • Instrumentalist on “Meet the Mometers” CD      2001

 

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