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Instruments: Voice, Clarinet, Recorder, Music
Styles: Classical, Opera, Marching Band

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Eric C In Home Teaches Online
Instruments: Voice, Clarinet, Recorder, Music
Styles: Classical, Opera, Marching Band

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Ages Taught: 8-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Master Degree: University of Louisville, Bachelor Degree: University of Louisville, Bachelor Degree: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Awards:

University of Louisville School of Music Graduate Assistant (Aug. 2017 – May 2019)

University of Louisville School of Music Scholarship (Aug. 2013 – May 2017)

University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholarship (Aug. 2005 – May 2009)

Overview:
I am a recent graduate with Masters in Music in Performance focusing in Choral Conducting and my specialty is to train choirs as well as each singer in the choir to grow as a better musician and to perform at a high level. I have a personal goal in life to become a great musician and educator to inspire others through music. Before engaging myself in studying music, I was a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree working to become a dental student. However, I always found passion towards music since early childhood that never seemed to be the dream I could pursue due to family background and expectations. It was then that I realized that the strong purpose and passion I had for music would ultimately lead me to the path of a meaningful, content life. I knew that I had made the right decision in pursuing music as I spent my years at the School of Music. It was an overwhelming experience that is difficult to put into words, to feel the sense of belonging and purpose with the deepest passion I have always longed for and understanding what it meant to do something that one truly loves.

I am currently a member of the Louisville Chamber Choir, a premium choral ensemble designed to present exceptional musical experiences that nurture community appreciation of choral singing through quality performances, recordings, and collaborations. The ensemble also holds annual collaborations with the Louisville Orchestra for performances of Handel's Messiah as well as large choral orchestral works combined with the University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale and selected members from the community and high school students from around the city. I am also singing at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Louisville as one of the cantors and Bass section leader, occasionally playing the clarinet when needed. Previously, I have worked at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Pewee Valley, KY as a volunteer cantor, and St. Luke Korean Catholic Church in Birmingham, AL as a volunteer music director.

While studying at the University of Louisville, I had the privilege to be part of the Cardinal Singers for six years and attended countless festivals and competitions. The ensemble performed at numerous conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, performing at the 2017 National Convention and 2016 Southern Division Convention, also performing at the National Collegiate Choral Organization in 2015 while I was in the group. Cardinal Singers was also invited to perform at the Carnegie Hall in 2017. I also traveled annually with the group to perform in festivals and international competitions around the world including Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, China, Germany, Poland, Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia and won numerous awards, the most recent being the grand prize at the International Choir Competition Zadar Croatia. I was also involved with the Collegiate Chorale that regularly collaborates with the Louisville Orchestra, performing works including the Beethoven's 9th symphony, Mahler's 2nd symphony, Bernstein's Mass and Chichester Psalms, Mozart's Requiem, and Orff's Carmina Burana. I have also served as Tenor section leader for three years in the Collegiate Chorale.

EXPERIENCE
I have had experiences in tutoring, college group-studies, and leading sectionals in high school band as well as rehearsing church choir where I had the chance to interact with different age-groups ranging from children in elementary school to adults older than my own parents where I tried to determine ways to improve my understanding of teaching and cultivating efficient methods through reflections and advice. During my undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Louisville, I have led sectionals for honor choir and all-state workshops, and prepared the University Chorus and Collegiate Chorale for my recital which have given me some hands-on experience in rehearsing various choirs. Other than singing and rehearsing choirs, I play SATB recorders and the clarinet in which I have experience as section leader in marching band and concert band during high school years. I also play the clarinet in church on various occasions and have taught a couple of entry/intermediate-level high school students to play the clarinet.
METHODS USED
My teaching method is quite flexible depending on the abilities and skill sets of each student. For a vocal student, I will use solfege as a basic tool to advance sight-reading skills as well as functions of each scale degree in its harmonic structure. I believe that the ability to read music as a vocalist is crucial for further advancement as a musician. I will assess each student's current level of musicianship and design suitable warmups and vocalisms that will aid in preparing art songs that may also include foreign languages. In doing so, in-depth understanding of the text in the song will be discussed in order to articulate the text with good phrasing and direction. For a clarinet student, I will generally warm up with breathing techniques and proper embouchures to produce good tone. Exercises to develop core muscles as well as coordination and agility in the hands will be given as assignments along with appropriate pieces to apply such developing skills.
LESSON STYLE
I put emphasis in acquiring a desired set of skills must not tarnish one's love for music. Saying that, I expect my students to complete the assignments given and work hard to advance their understanding and abilities as musicians. I endeavor to seek and consider new ideas and strategies to broaden my perspectives and understandings that are beneficial to teaching a student. I also reflect upon my teaching methods from time to time with feedback and insight from others in a manner that leads to improved performance and development of skills to use a variety of methods and exercises in order to become a better instructor.
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