esume - Sarah Mauro

63 Davis Road· Burlington, CT 06013
(860) 462-0649 ·
Teacher Certification in Music PK-12 (049) – Alternate Route to Certification, Hartford, CT (May 2014)
• Student Teaching: Avon Middle School, Avon, CT - 7th and 8th grade Chorus; Music Technology (Spring 2014)
• Teaching e-Portfolio -
M.M. Composition – University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA (May 2012)
• Completed two-year teaching assistantship in Music Education
B.A. Music, magna cum laude – Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (May 2010)
• Concentrations: Composition, Theory, Voice • Minor: Mathematics
• Directed College Handbell Choir
• Wrote and defended honors thesis in composition and music analysis
Voice, piano, clarinet, flute, trombone· conducting· absolute pitch· whistling· tap dance· musical
theatre experience· 15+ years combined vocal and instrumental ensemble experience
Italian· Spanish
Technology Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel· Macintosh and PC· Smart Board· Finale· Soundation·
Logic Pro· Audacity· iPad· Google· SirsiDynix· Wordpress· Dropbox· Weebly
• Eligible for Highly Qualified Teacher Status
• “A Different Musician,” personal blog on intersections of artistry, society, and education
Master Teaching Artist – Voice, Simsbury Arts Academy, Simsbury, CT (Summer 2014)
• Taught voice lessons and directed vocal jazz ensemble
• Differentiated instruction for students of varying abilities and training
• Worked with students on technical and stylistic development
• Directed/accompanied final student performances
Student Teacher – Chorus and General Music, Avon Middle School, Avon, CT (Spring 2014)
Cooperating teacher: Thomas Kawiecki, (860) 977-9756 (C) • Midpoint evaluation • Final evaluation
• Prepared lesson plans for over 200 students, incorporating differentiation strategies
• Conducted efficient rehearsals utilizing self-assessment and team-building methods
• Implemented original Music Technology unit as model for future course at AMS
• Designed and launched class website with original tutorials and materials for daily student use.
Music Teacher (Long-term substitute), John Trumbull Primary School, Watertown, CT (Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014)
• Instructed students in grades PK-2 in vocal and general music in subjects aligned with National Standards
• Devised lesson plans incorporating singing, instruments, movement, dance, and games
• Built upon musical and behavioral habits and routines established by regular teacher
Substitute Teacher, K-12, Regional School District No. 10, Burlington and Harwinton, CT (September 2012-present)
• Instruct/tutor students in liberal arts subjects, including mathematics, Spanish, and reading
• Adapt techniques to accommodate student learning styles
• Tutor special needs students (ADHD, autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, reading disabilities)
• Supervise student activities and implement effective classroom management procedures
Artist-in-Residence, Integrated Arts Program, Torrington Board of Education, Torrington, CT (March-June 2013)
• Collaborated with artists and teachers to plan and teach an arts literacy program for over 60 students in grades 4 and 5
• Designed and implemented lesson plans in songwriting aligned with themes found in the course’s common read
• Devised team-building and leadership activities in poetry, movement, and body percussion
Music Instructor, Farmington Continuing Education, Farmington, CT (Spring 2013)
• Designed and taught introductory music notation course to class of adult community members
• Prepared lectures integrating PowerPoint presentations, audio examples, and iPad technology
• Evaluated student progress through discussion and participation
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Music Department, University of Massachusetts (September 2010-May 2012)
• Assisted in developing and teaching four undergraduate music appreciation courses
• Lectured to classes of 100 students, integrating media, listening examples, and historical concepts
• Wrote, assessed, and revised exams and assignments to measure student performance and growth
• Maintained course website, digital file of course materials, and confidential grade records
Teaching Artist - Songwriting, The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Edu., Torrington, CT (Summers 2010-2011)
• Developed course covering elements of music composition and lyric writing to students ages 6-16
• Devised activities in song analysis, poetry, and self-expression to foster constructive and open environment
• Produced demo cd and conducted rehearsals of original student songs and final camp concert
• Supervised counselors-in-training
Various premieres of original pieces given at Mount Holyoke College, Connecticut College, and UMASS Amherst
Honors thesis: (I) “The Girl and Her Balloon,” for orchestra; (II) “Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 ‘The Age of
Anxiety’: Intricacy Grounded in Programmaticism,” an analytical paper - Mount Holyoke College (Spring 2010)
Selected for private composition coaching session with Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho (April 2010)
2 year Music Department prize recipient – Mount Holyoke College (Spring 2009 and 2010)
3 year honoree at Connecticut Music Educators Association’s Student Composition Festival (2004-2006)
American Musicological Society (AMS)
• Attended AMS/SEM/SMT conference in New Orleans (November 2012)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA)
• Have previously adjudicated for CMEA (voice)
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
This document contains links, shown in blue, to my projects, evaluations, blog, and other relevant online materials