Anne Miller


Music Educator



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Anne Miller

540 North Columbia Avenue Seward, NE 68434    (402) 805-7319



Bachelor of Music Education                                                       Graduation: Fall 2009

                                                                                                      University of Nebraska – Lincoln



Teaching Certificate:  Nebraska Initial Teaching Certificate

                                       Orff Schulwerk Level I


Endorsement:               Music Education, K-12

                                       Violin Performance


Praxis Status:                Completed, Level I


Education Experience:

Substitute Teacher:  Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln NE                                  Jan. 2013-Present

§  Substituted in areas outside my endorsements


Long-Term Substitute:  Gretchen Reeder Elementary School, Gretna NE            Oct.-Dec. 2013

Vocal Music, Grade 1-5

§  Created and taught lessons based on the Orff Schulwerk Method and Game Plan Curriculum methodology with attention to ensuring smooth transitions between teaching styles

§  Planned and executed program performance incorporating memorized songs and sign language on short notice at the request of the principal

§  Conducted multidisciplinary exercises for combined classes in collaboration with Physical Education and Music departments


Certified Music and Art Teacher: Sacred Heart School, Lincoln NE        Aug. 2010-May 2011

Vocal Music, Grades K-8

§  Implemented a strong music literacy program resulting in dramatic increases in student participation and pitch accuracy

§  Emphasized history and understanding of language in music

§  Conducted a variety of multidisciplinary exercises focusing on expression of ideas and integrating Physical Education, Creative Writing, and Art


Art, Grades K-8

§  Utilized strong artistic family background and network of experienced Art teachers to develop quality curriculum covering a range of techniques and media

§  Developed developmentally appropriate, thematic units on Elements of Art

§  Conducted school-wide project for students to create artworks for auction at school fundraiser

§  Facilitated class project using professional grade materials and techniques to create a mosaic for installation at the school


Worship Music, Grades K-8

§  Planned, accompanied, and vocally led students in worship music for daily mass

§  Developed a system for students to volunteer in leading each other in worship music, both vocally and instrumentally

§  Produced a Christmas Program which incorporated singing, acting, and speaking parts and included all grade levels


Long-Term Substitute: Sacred Heart School, Lincoln NE                                     Feb.-May 2010

Vocal Music, Grades K-8

§  Assessed students’ abilities to determine their singing and theory proficiency

§  Initiated a strong music literacy program

§  Focused on eliminating fear of singing resulting in increased student confidence and participation

§  Retained at year-end as Full-Time Certified Music Teacher for following year


Student Teaching: Lincoln Christian School, Lincoln NE                                     Aug.-Dec. 2009

Elementary General Music, Grades K-6

§  Taught general and vocal music in a class with a very strong emphasis on music theory

§  Prepared 5th and 6th grade students for multi-part vocal pieces

§  Personally fitted all 5th and 6th grade students for uniforms, both measuring and tailoring

§  Constructed over 200 new flash cards and visual aids


Beginning Strings and Orchestra, Grades 5-12

§  Taught 5th-8th grade strings classes, incorporating a variety of instruments in each

§  Conducted before-school orchestra rehearsals for 7th-12th grades


Additional Responsibilities, Grades 9-12

§  Assisted the High School Pep Band with student supervision and moving equipment

§  Marched as an adult supervisor with the Marching Band in the 2009 Star City Parade in Lincoln, NE

§  Performed in the school’s spring 2010 production of “Little Women” in the orchestra pit


Additional Education Experience

Private Violin and Viola Instructor:  Lincoln NE                                                 Dec. 2012-Present

Grades K-12

§  Synthesized curriculum for individual students focused on specific learning goals

§  Assisted students with school music assignments, as well as providing additional exercises to augment goals


Choir Instructor: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Lincoln, NE.         Aug.-Dec 2012

Middle School Hand Chime Choir, Grades 6-8

§  Introduced novice students to sight reading on the staff

§  Led students in performances before the congregation during worship services




Work Experience

Estate and Art Curator, Reinhold and Dorris Marxhausen                                  May 2007-Present

§  Live-in physical caretaker of house and property after owners moved out

§  Organized artist’s personal items from historically and artistically important items

§  Developed techniques for cleaning and refurbishing different kinds of art and documents

§  Networked with other organizations, freelance writers, and hired an additional curator to document and preserve collection, as well as create new media outlets via the internet


Computer Lab Supervisor, UNL School of Music                                           Jan. 2007- May 2009

§  Assisted college students with the use of specialized music software and equipment, as well as general computer troubleshooting

§  Maintained the room and equipment


Networking Assistant, UNL Information Services                                          May 2006-Aug. 2007

§  Monitoring, maintaining and installing telecommunications equipment for all UNL buildings, including installing fiber optic cable, replacing faulty internet wiring, and installing new internet ports

§  Represented department as point person for interfacing with facility staff regarding impact of the department’s construction on their work



§  Learned how to play an instrument from every musical family before college and able to teach beginning lessons in almost any instrument on request

§  Vocal range of approximately three octaves (A2 to A5)

§  Strong conflict resolution skills

§  Always flexible and willing to compromise with others

§  Eager for constructive criticism

§  Curriculum focused

§  Proficient with both Mac and Windows, also iPad, Smartboards, Finale, Garageband, iTunes, iMovie


Volunteer Activity:

§  Guest Conductor at Seward NE Area Community Women’s Choir Aug. 2012-Jan. 2013

§  Assistant Director for “Kingdom’s Kind” youth choir at Faith Lutheran Church, Lincoln NE Jan. 2010-Present


Recent Coursework:

§  Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Course (Level I), Summer 2013


Undergraduate Scholarships and Honors:

§  Regents Scholarship, UNL Fall 2005-Spring 2009

§  “Excellence in Music” Scholarship, UNL Spring 2007- Spring 2009

§  Charles Hamann Music Scholarship, Strings Alliance in Lincoln

§  Dean’s list, Spring and Fall 2008



§  GPOC: Great Plains Orff Chapter July 1013-Present

§  MENC: The National Association for Music Education, 2005-Present

§  ASTA: American String Teachers Association, 2007-Present

               Collegiate Chapter Treasurer 2008-2009, attended national conventions 2008 and 2009

§  Mu Phi Epsilon, Mu Gamma chapter: professional music fraternity, 2006-Present

               Vice President 2007-2008, President 2008-2009, attended national convention 2008


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