John P. Jonas

P.O. Box 1038 - Platteville, CO  80651
Phone (970) 785-6569
E-mail


Objective

Instrumental music teaching position in a school with high expectations for both students and staff.

Certification

Colorado Professional License, K-12 Music

Education

University of Northern Colorado  Greeley, CO    1996 - 2000
Master of Music Education (will graduate Summer 2000)
 
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh  Oshkosh, WI    1986 - 1991
Bachelor of Music Education, cum laude
Minor: Philosophy


Teaching  Experience

Weld County School District Re-1    1992 - Present
14800 Weld County Road 42, Gilcrest, CO   80623
 
Valley High School    1996 - Present
Teach 9-12 concert band, summer marching bands, pep bands, ninth grade band, jazz ensemble, mixed chorus, madrigal/jazz select choir, musical pit orchestra, and assist students in preparation for solo/ensemble festival and honor band/choir auditions and performances. In three years I have significantly raised the difficulty level of music studied, integrated the teaching of music theory, music history and music listening skills, while increasing the expectations for music performance skills. The band went from ratings of straight III's in 1996-97, to I's and II's in 1997-98. The student body's perception of the band has made a dramatic positive change as well. Band has grown from 34 to 57 members in three years. Three students from this band have been selected to the Colorado All-State Band each of the last two years.
 
North Valley Middle School    1995 - 1999
Taught beginning band, seventh grade band, eighth grade band, combined seventh and eighth grade band, general music, and prepared students for solo/ensemble festivals. Markedly increased the musicianship levels of all students through attention to teaching music fundamentals while including a balance of high quality literature. Organized student/parent trips to university and professional performances.
 
South Valley Middle School    1992 - 1996
Taught beginning band, seventh grade band, eighth grade band, combined seventh and eighth grade band, general music, vocal music, seventh and eighth grade jazz ensemble, and prepared students for solo/ensemble festival. Organized student/parent trips to university and professional performances.
 
Olathe Middle and High School    1991 - 1992
P.O. Box 280, Olathe, CO  81425
Taught beginning band, middle school concert and jazz band, high school concert, jazz and marching band. Staged
innovative concerts bringing in greater community support. Raised the level of concert and jazz band repertoire. Instituted the
study of jazz improvisation at all levels.


Related work experience

Assistant Instrument Repairman    1990
Dorchner Music Co., Appleton, WI  54914
Assisted in professionally cleaning and repairing all band instruments.
 
United States Marine Corps Bandsman    1982 - 1986
Okinawa, Japan and Quantico, Virginia
Served as a Marine musician for four years, traveling extensively. Performed in concert, jazz, ceremonial and marching bands.
  

Music performance activities


Other honors and activities


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