Music Director Sample Resume

David Jones
1234 Cabana Drive
Miami, FL 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: David_Jones@frontfocus.com

Objective
Certified Band and Choral Director with over 15 years of dedicated teaching experience in various artistic environments seeking a Music Director position where I can utilize my creative qualities.

Qualifications Summary
  • Oriented toward excellence in music education.
  • Vast experience in teaching award winning Marching Bands, Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Choirs and Winter Guards.
  • Extensive knowledge and implementation of goals and discipline policies.
  • Strong knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Able to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.
  • Skilled at scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
Education
Bachelor of Musical Arts from DePauw School of Music
  • Minor in German, 1994
Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL
  • A.A. in Music Education, 1990
Work Experience
Band Director: June 2003 - Dec. 2009, North Miami Community Concert Band, North Miami, FL
  • Collaborated with music librarians to ensure availability of scores.
  • Engaged services of composers to write scores.
  • Met with composers to discuss interpretations of their work.
  • Performed administrative tasks such as applying for grants, developing budgets, negotiating contracts, and designing and printing programs and other promotional materials.
  • Transcribed musical compositions and melodic lines to adapt them to a particular group, or to create a particular musical style.
  • Conferred with clergy to select music for church services.
  • Other responsibilities included coordinating and organizing tours, hiring touring companies to arrange concert dates, venues, accommodations, and transportation for longer tours; planning and implementing fund-raising and promotional activities.
  • Activity in auditioning, selecting performers for musical presentations and conducting guest soloists in addition to ensemble members.  
Choir Director: May 1998 - May 2003, North Miami Community Concert Band, North Miami, FL
  • Directed groups at rehearsals and live or recorded performances in order to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance dynamics, rhythm, and tempo.
  • Met with soloists and concert masters to discuss and prepare for performances.
  • Planned and scheduled rehearsals and performances, and arranged details such as locations, accompanists, and instrumentalists.
  • Positioned members within groups to obtain balance among instrumental or vocal sections.
  • Studied scores to learn the music in detail, and to develop interpretations.
  • Developed strong abilities to use gestures to shape the music being played, communicating desired tempo, phrasing, tone, color, pitch, volume, and other performance aspects.
  • Activity in assigning and reviewing staff work in such areas as scoring, arranging, and copying music, and vocal coaching.  
Affiliations
  • Music Educators National Conference (MENC)
  • Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OMEA)
  • Oklahoma Band Directors Association (OBA)
  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)  
References available upon request.