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Julie Smith

Location: California, USA
Julie (Smith) Arthur
juliesmithmusic@gmail.com or juliesarthur@gmail.com
 
 
EDUCATION
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San Jose State University – San Jose, CA
            2010-2013
            Master of Arts in Music, emphasis in Choral Conducting
 
Azusa Pacific University – Azusa, CA
2005-2009
Bachelor of Arts in Music, emphasis in Music Education
 
 

Selected Teaching Experience

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Self-Employed Music Teacher – Various locations
                        Music teacher (On-going): Teach individual private violin and piano lessons to students of varying ages
 
San Jose State University Choraliers, Concert Choir, and Women’s Choir – San Jose, CA
                        Assistant Conductor (August 2010 – May 2013): Assist Conductor in music related tasks, lead rehearsals                                     in Conductor’s absence; rehearse and conduct several pieces per concert
 
North County Coalition for the Arts, ArtSparks – Brawley, CA
                        Instructor, Strings (June 2012 – July 2012):  Taught beginning and intermediate violin and cello students,                                     teach basic string instrument techniques, taught folk songs from the Suzuki method to beginning string                                     students, coordinated with other teachers and NoCCA director for final concert, communicated with parents                         regarding rehearsals and concert
 
Smith Academy of Singers – Brawley, CA
                        Instructor (October 2011 – June 2012): Taught class of Kindergarten through 3rd graders proper singing                                     technique, basic musical skills, prepared for concert, communicated with parents regarding rehearsals and
                        concerts
 
San Jose State University, Beginning Conducting Class – San Jose, CA                       
                        Teaching Assistant (August 2010-December 2010): Assisted teacher with taking attendance and grading                                     papers and exams; taught weekly conducting labs; often took half of the class to give instruction,                                                 graded assignments related to conducting technique and skills
                       
Azusa Pacific University, Chamber Singers – Azusa, CA
Graduate Assistant Conductor (September 2009 – May 2010): Assisted Conductor in music related tasks, conduct and lead rehearsals in Conductor’s absence; coached section leaders, rehearsed and conducted one piece per concert
Head Section Leader (September 2008 – May 2009): Planned and led all soprano sectional rehearsals twice weekly; assisted Director in musical related tasks; served as liaison between other section leaders and Director
 
Global Vision Christian School – Eumseong, South Korea
English Instructor (July 2009 – August 2009, January 2010): Taught South Korean students during intensive English camp, taught choir of Korean students to perform at the end of each camp
 
Baptist Voice Children’s Choir, MBCLA – Alhambra, CA                       
KinderPraise Teacher (September 2008 – December 2008): Organized lesson plans; created learning objectives; provided students with comprehensive musical education and performance opportunities
 
Azusa Conservatory of Music – Azusa, CA                       
Violin and Piano Teacher (January 2006 – May 2006): Provided weekly music lessons to underprivileged students in Azusa community
 
 

Selected Performance experience

Vocal
  • Selected to conduct a choir on stage with The Rolling Stones in Oakland and San Jose, May 2013
  • One of 60 participants selected to sing for the Andrea Bocelli concert held at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, CA
  • One of 90 participants selected to sing for the 2011 ACDA National Conference Conducting Competition
  • Conducted the World Premiere of Our Father, Lord and Shepherd by Phil Shackleton (2010)
  • Bel Canto tour of Romania (2008) - Guest Performance at the Franklin Graham Crusade, Timisoara, Romania, 2008
  • Eric Whitacre Honor Choir, Italy, June – July 2007
  • Instituto Schiller, Mexicali, Mexico – Performance with Luciano Pavarotti “Sin Fronteras,” 2004
Instrumental
  • West Coast Premiere: Jeu de Timbres, Steven Stucky, APU Symphony Orchestra, 2009
  • U.S. Premiere: Stockholm Diary, Esa-Pekka Salonen, APU Symphony Orchestra, 2008
  • Chamber Singers Choir and Orchestra tour, Italy, July 2007

 

Selected Musical Skills

  • Trained violinist
  • Educated in diction of languages for singers and International Phonetic Alphabet
  • Studied Spanish and French
  • Choral conducting expertise
    • Private instruction with Charlene Archibeque, DMA
    • Private instruction with Jeffrey Benson, Ph.D
  • Extensive instruction on instrumental techniques and music education
  • Master class participant with Rodney Eichenberger and Jerry Blackstone
 
REFERENCES - Available upon request
 
 
 

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