Year of Graduation: 2005
Degree: Bachelor of Music Education
What are you currently doing? I am currently in my sixth year teaching music at Gardner High School in Gardner, MA. My responsibilities include Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, AP Music Theory, and Beginning Piano classes. I have also served as the musical director for the school’s annual spring musical for the past four years. This year I am also serving as the Senior Class Advisor.
What experiences from UMASS shaped your professional life? The education and skills I learned through my classes and ensemble experiences at UMass helped shape who I am as a teacher and musician today. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t see how my teaching has been influenced by my time and experience at UMass.