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Elliot Polot

ejpolot@umich.edu (734) 478-5830 1140 Nielsen Ct. Apt. 5 Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EDUCATION University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI • •

Expected Graduation: April 2018

Pursuing Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Euphonium); Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Instrumental) Cumulative GPA: 3.77

CERTIFICATION Secondary Teaching Certificate Adult/Child CPR & First Aid

Expected: April 2018 October 2017

AWARDS & HONORS University of Michigan Angell Scholar (2018) University Honors (all semesters 2014 – 2018) University of Michigan Collage Concert, selected soloist (2018) The H. Robert Reynolds Scholarship (Michigan Marching Band)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2018 – Present

North Farmington High School Student Teacher Cooperating Teacher: Michael Yoskovich • • • • • •

2018 – Present

2014 – Present

Rehearsed the Concert Winds (middle ensemble) 3-5 days per week Created lesson plans for grades 9-12 band classes Team taught Symphony Band (top ensemble) and Concert Band (beginning ensemble) 5 days per week Held rehearsals and sectionals with all three orchestra classes Conducted the Concert Bands and Concert Winds in two concerts Worked with individual students during advisory period

Crescendo Detroit Visiting Clinician Supervisor: Damien Crutcher • • •

Detroit, MI

Taught music lessons to students living in a low-income area Modeled characteristic euphonium sound for students** Facilitated a discussion about the process of pursuing higher education

Private Studio Self-Employed Private Lesson Instructor •

Farmington Hills, MI

Ann Arbor, MI

Taught weekly private lessons to students ranging from age 8 to 18 on Clarinet, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba


• • • • 2015 – 2017

Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Band Camp Marching Band Instructor Supervisor: David A. Leach, Pioneer High School Performing Arts Chair • • • • • • •

2014 – 2017

2013 – 2014

2010 – 2014

Ann Arbor, MI

Held weekly ensemble rehearsals over the course of two semesters Taught Classical, Jazz, and Klezmer music to an ensemble featuring winds, strings, and percussion

Temple Beth Emeth Madrichim Program Madrich Supervisor: Terri Ginsberg •

Ann Arbor, MI

Observed a beginning orchestra weekly over the course of a semester Held a viola sectional on Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet

Temple Beth Emeth Shir Chadash Instrumental Music Program Assistant Director Supervisor: Annie Rose • •

Ann Arbor, MI

Taught candidates voice commands, whistle commands, entrance, and leadership fundamentals Held practice for two hours each day, 4-7 days per week Wrote lesson plans for each practice Created a database system in which curriculum could be easily accessed by the staff

Slauson Middle School Fieldwork Intern Cooperating Teacher: Ingrid Pylvinan • •

Interlochen, MI

Served as head marching band instructor, instructing staff and students from loudspeaker system Wrote the entire marching band curriculum for a week-long, intensive marching band program, featuring 24 drills Facilitated the drum majors during marching drill Taught highly athletic “lock step” marching and maneuvering fundamentals to band of 200+ students Held nine euphonium sectionals Proctored and judged chair auditions for euphonium Served on a panel which re-wrote a longstanding Drum Major introduction to include inclusive language

Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Drum Major Candidate Program Drum Major Head Coach Supervisor: David A. Leach, Pioneer High School Performing Arts Chair • • • •

Winter 2017

Maintained a studio of approximately seven euphonium players over four years Developed students’ skills through a focus on tone quality, musicality, and listening Made significant musical improvement and formed a positive relationship over four years with a high school student on the autism spectrum Provided instruction in both Classical and Jazz, including improvisation

Ann Arbor, MI

Taught traditional Jewish music, history, Israeli geography, and Hebrew to K-5 students every week

OTHER LEADERSHIP ROLES 2016 – 2017

Michigan Music Education Association Board Member Supervisor: Cory Michael-Mays

Grand Rapids, MI


• • • 2016 – 2017

NAfME Collegiate Representative Board President • • • • • •

2016 – 2018

Created the Michigan National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Collegiate Representative board, including the inception of the President, President-Elect, Membership Chair, and Social Media Chair Organized and hosted a two-day Michigan NAfME Collegiate Conference at the University of Michigan Hired four presenters for the NAfME Collegiate Conference Oversaw and presided over four sessions at the Michigan Music Conference Facilitated the election of the successive NAfME Collegiate Representative board Organized and hosted two collegiate receptions at the Michigan Music Conference Ann Arbor, MI

Taught marching fundamentals during band week Held two euphonium sectionals each week Visually assessed and provided feedback for marching technique and formations daily

University of Michigan Fanfare Band Director Supervisor: Maggie St. Clair • • • •

2015 – 2018

Grand Rapids, MI

University of Michigan Marching Band Euphonium Section/Rank Leader Instructor: Dr. John D. Pasquale, Director of Michigan Marching & Athletic Bands • • •

2015 – 2018

Served as a voice for all collegiate music education students in the state of Michigan Spoke with state representatives at Michigan Music Education Advocacy Day Attended four annual meetings

Ann Arbor, MI

Conducted the top musicians in the Michigan Marching Band several professional performances Held rehearsals focused on high-level artistry Coordinated and wrote itinerary for trips to Chicago and Detroit Conducted the ensemble in Michigan Stadium at each home football game

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Epsilon Chapter) Vice President/Fraternity Education Officer • • • • • • • •

Ann Arbor, MI

Produced and judged an undergraduate scholarship competition with $700 in prize money Wrote lesson plans for eight educational meetings Held rehearsals of TTBB (4-part harmony) music Taught historical and logistic information to collegiate peers Organized and performed in three American Music Concerts Facilitated leadership-focused discussions with peers Met weekly with the executive board to create meeting agendas Organized a charity performance at Sunrise Senior Living in Ann Arbor, Michigan

RELEVANT COURSEWORK Winter 2017

Conducting 477: Rehearsal Methods Student Clinician Instructor: Dr. John D. Pasquale, Director of Michigan Marching & Athletic Bands • •

Winter 2017

Ann Arbor, MI

Rehearsed six high school bands from the state of Michigan Held two sectionals with the University Band’s euphonium and alto saxophone sections

University of Michigan Symphony Band Member, euphonium

Ann Arbor, MI


Director: Prof. Michael Haithcock • Winter 2017

Performed high-level band music with aspiring professional musicians

Jazz Pedagogy Instructor: Prof. Ellen Rowe • •

Learned fundamental Jazz pedagogical concepts from University of Michigan Jazz Faculty Observed two public school jazz band programs

Ann Arbor, MI

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