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Leon Gray 83 Young Street New Plymouth 4310 (06) 927 4071 (021) 073 8168 Tuesday, 18 June 2013 To whom it may concern, As a skilled and experienced classroom music teacher, I am very interested in applying for the role of Scale A Teacher at Tauranga Intermediate. I am an experienced, New Zealand trained teacher, having held both generalist, and specialist music and drama teaching positions in Scotland and in Auckland. In these capacities, I have taught a variety of levels the full range of the curriculum, as well as involving myself in the directing of school productions and choirs (involving students Yr 5 – Yr 10). I have also held, at various times, key responsibilities in ICT, including the management of online learning projects and curriculum development. I am a professional pianist, musical director, composer, conductor and arranger, and have established a large number of connections with important cultural groups in and around the Bay of Plenty, including Tauranga Girls High School, Taranga Boys High School, Aquinas College, Tauranga Music Theatre, Bay of Plenty Symphonia, Tauranga Civic Choir, Scholars Pro Musica, Oreana Singers, Bay of Plenty Music School, Tauranga Performing Arts Competitions Society, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and 16th Avenue Theatre. I also have strong associations with the New Zealand National Youth Choir owing to my close work with its conductor. As well as being an active musician and performer, last year as part of my postgraduate studies in education at the University of Waikato, I completed a dissertation examining the optimal music in schools curriculum and how it might be delivered as a completely online learning package for both students and teachers. As you can see from my CV, I have for a while now been involved in online, interactive curriculum development for the tertiary sector, which has seen me develop creative and innovative blended learning solutions for some of New Zealand’s most disengaged learners. This has brought me great enjoyment and given me a range of new skills that I would love to bring back to the classroom. I am very much looking forward to heading back into the classroom. I am a passionate people person and have missed working with young learners to help them realise their enormous potential. I believe everyone can succeed in any endeavour they choose to, and that it is my role to facilitate opportunities for them to harness their unique powers. Whether they come with emotional and behavioural disorders, are gifted and/or talented, or are simply in need of motivation at a critical time of self-discovery, I want to be there to see them grow and become successful citizens of their communities. Please consider my application for this role and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks,

Leon Gray BMus(Hons), PGDipEd, PGDipBusAdmin, DipTchg


L EON G RAY BMus(Hons), PGDipEd, DipTchg E M PL O Y M EN T H I ST O RY Educational Resource Developer (online) Self-employed August 2010 - Present

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Planning, writing and building multimedia online learning material for adult distance learners on Moodle platforms Training tutors and web-based professionals Major clients and projects: Bay of Plenty Polytechnic o Automotive Engineering (L4, NZQA), Road Transport Management (L4, NZQA), Carpentry (L3, NZQA), Work Skills (L1-2, NZQA, Special needs adults), Online HR Induction, Public Health (L5, NZQA) Practical Education Institute (eBLS) o Miscellaneous written and online resources for Computing (L4, NZQA), Business Administration (L3, NZQA), embedded literacy and numeracy resources, Primary and Secondary School Pilot projects

Primary Teacher (Music Specialist) West Lothian Council

Musical instruction to 1200 students in four primary schools Managing multi-level school productions and promotions Redeveloping planning /assessment tools in line with TQM

July 2005-June 2007

Primary Teacher Falkirk Council (fixed-term contract) November 2004-July 2005

Lecturer Hospitality Management Consultants Limited August 2002-March 2004 Head of Primary Music / Head of Drama Kadimah College January 2000-August 2002

Scale A Teacher Remuera Primary School January-December 1999

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Planning, implementing, assessing learning programmes across entire Scottish curriculum Participation in ongoing CPD Responsibilities for music and performance Conducting, assessing seminars for trainee bar managers Handling associated NZQA and HSI compliance processes Full legal processing of student applications Developing promotional material for business Planning, implementing, assessing learning programmes across music and drama curricula Participation in ongoing CPD Administrating and promoting large school performances

Planning, implementing, assessing learning programmes across entire curriculum Participation in ongoing CPD Administrating and promoting large school performances

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A D D I T I O N AL P R O F E SS I O N A L E X P ERI EN C E Musical Director Self-employed 1994-Present

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Director Self-employed 2000-Present

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Pianist/Keyboard Player Self-employed 1992-Present Choral Conductor Taranaki Male Choir, Stratford Singers July 2008-February 2011 Repititeur/Tutor Auckland Children’s Theatre Academy, University of Auckland, Unitec 1995-2003

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Professional vocal training for productions Scheduling, coordinating and running cast rehearsals Coordination of orchestra, score preparation, transposition and rehearsal scheduling Conducting live stage performances Budgeting responsibilities for all musical resources Auditioning, rehearsing and preparing casts for performance Coordinating stage technicians, set builders, props and costumes Budgeting responsibilities for all performance resources Professional accompanying services for a variety of groups and individuals Experienced across musical genres, including jazz, classical and contemporary Planning and overseeing concerts Selecting, arranging and preparing repertoire Conducting and playing for performances Budgeting responsibilities for all musical resources Coaching ATCL/LTCL students in musical theatre, singing and drama Coaching and accompanying students undertaking degree studies in voice Coaching and accompanying students undertaking degree studies in voice

K EY S K I L L S & A T T R I B UT E S 

Skilled project and people manager Ability to relate to people of all ages, from pre-school to the elderly Advanced IT user and proficient in a wide range of applications Professionally–trained expertise in document design, layout, spelling, industry-standard grammar and punctuation Experience in employment relations and working knowledge of HR practices Ongoing interest in self-improvement through professional development Confident seminar/workshop planner and presenter Video and audio editing skills Positive and fun-loving attitude towards colleagues Genuine desire to build positive atmosphere both in and out of the office

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours)(BMusHons) University of Waikato, March-November 2011 (extramural)  Dissertation topic: Composite Curricula in Primary School Music: Developing a Blended Resource for Classroom Delivery

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) Massey University, March-November 2004 (extramural)  Learners with Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Gifted and Talented Education, Teaching Non-English Speakers in a Regular Class, Educational Management

Diploma in Teaching (DipTchg) The University of Auckland, January-November 1998  Professional Practice papers for curriculum (7), Dissertation on reflective practice, Learning and Development papers (2)

Bachelor of Music (BMus) The University of Auckland, March 1995-November 1997 Miscellaneous Composition & Orchestration, Music History, Analysis, Harmony &  Counterpoint papers, English Literature papers (3), Theatre Studies

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Design Assessment for Adult Learners Workplace Assessment for Adult Learners Open Polytechnic, June 2003 (extramural)

The Sale of Liquor Act 1989 Host Responsibility Hospitality Management Consultants Limited, August 2002 (workplace)

Registered Primary School Teacher (Subject to confirmation) #229092 Grade 8, Speech and Drama, Trinity Guildhall

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R E F E R EN C ES Judi Honeyfield Staff Development Adviser Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (07) 571 0190 (x 7081) Judi is a teacher trainer at the Polytechnic and can comment on my classroom teaching and management style Jeremy Whimster Conductor Tauranga Civic Choir (07) 578 6056 I have worked with Jeremy as an accompanist. He can comment on my abilities as a musician, my professionalism and my abilities to relate to people. David Squire Conductor New Zealand National Youth Choir (0274) 426 4533 David and I worked closely at the Bay of Plenty Music School. He can comment on my abilities as a musician, my professionalism and my abilities to relate to people. Chalium Poppy Artistic and Musical Director Scholars Pro Musica (021) 396 440 Chalium and I have worked professionally as musical directors together. He can comment on my organisation and administrative abilities with regard to managing groups of performers.

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L EON G RAY PERFORMING ARTS RESUME Direction and Musical Direction 2013

2012

2011 2008-2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

2003 2001

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1999 1998 1997

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1993-1994

Bay of Plenty Music School, official accompanist Tauranga Performing Arts Competitions, official accompanist All My Sons, New Plymouth Little Theatre, production assistant Lipstick Dreams, Tauranga Repertory Theatre, assistant director The Producers, Tauranga Musical Theatre, musical director Scarlet Women, Tauranga Repertory Theatre, vocal coach Flint Street Nativity, Tauranga Repertory Theatre, musical director Into the Woods, Tauranga Musical Theatre, musical director Taranaki Male Choir, conductor Stratford Singers, conductor Eltham 125th Jubilee, concert manager Allo, Allo, Stratford on Stage, musical director The Furtive Fortunes, Stratford on Stage, musical director Disco Inferno, Eastwood Entertainers, musical director Humpty Dumpty, Eastwood Entertainers, musical director The Boyfriend, Monklands Light Opera, vocal coach Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Uphall Primary, director Cinderella, Eastwood Entertainers, musical director Fiddler On The Roof, Crescendo, musical director The Spanish Tragedy, Emergence Productions, director Whistle Down the Wind, Dolphin Theatre, musical director Frankenstein, Kadimah College, director A Fractured Torah Tale, Kadimah College, director Heroes, Kadimah College, director Go Noah, Kadimah College, director Purim Spiel, Kadimah College, director Dirty Weekends, Dolphin Theatre, musical director Kiss Me, Kate, Auckland Music Theatre, vocal coach Love Bites, Auckland Music Theatre, musical director Me and My Girl, Playhouse Theatre, vocal coach Hello Dolly, North Shore Operatic, vocal coach Jesus Christ Superstar, Centrestage Orewa, musical director Winnie the Pooh, Donnell Theatre Productions, musical director Screen to Stage, Donnell Theatre Productions, musical director Oliver, North Chore Operatic, assistant musical director Fiddler On The Roof, Stratford Theatre Group, vocal coach Cinderella, Stratford Theatre Group, musical director The Sound of Music, Stratford Theatre Group, musical director Stratford Mountain Singers, assistant musical director

On stage, singing and orchestra 2012

2011

Percussion, Bay of Plenty Symphonia Accompanist, Tauranga Civic Choir Tenor soloist, Scholars Pro Musica Role Play, Tauranga Repertory Theatre, ‘Justin Lazenby’ Flint Street Nativity, Tauranga Repertory Theatre, ‘Fanny Dickens’ Tenor, Scholars Pro Musica Bass, accompanist, Tauranga Civic Choir

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2008 2005 2004 2000 1999 1998

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1995 1993 1992 1991

Accompanist, Oreana Singers Percussion, Bay of Plenty Symphonia Accompanist, Bay of Plenty Music School Allo, Allo, Stratford On Stage – ‘Herr Flick’ The Furtive Fortunes, Stratford On Stage – ‘Dan Druff’ Bass, Strathendrick Singers Summer Holiday, Eastwood Entertainers – ‘Cyril’ Rags, Crescendo - ‘Avram’ Dirty Weekends, Dolphin Theatre – ‘Nigel’ Crazy for You, Howick Operatic Society, pianist Kiss Me, Kate, Auckland Music Theatre, pianist Santa’s Magical Christmas, Donnell Theatre Productions, pianist Musical Notes, Playhouse Theatre, pianist The Secret Garden, ACMT, pianist Oliver, Junior College of NZ, pianist Jesus Christ Superstar, Otahuhu College, pianist Me and My Girl, Playhouse Theatre, Pianist / ‘Gerald Bolingbroke’ Into the Woods, Auckland Music Theatre, keyboard/percussion Hello Dolly, North Shore Operatic, pianist The Music Hall, Auckland Music Theatre, pianist Evita, Auckland Music Theatre, pianist Oliver, North Shore Operatic, pianist Aladdin, Stratford On Stage, pianist A Chorus Line, North Shore Operatic, keyboard/percussion The Pirates of Penzance, Auckland Music Theatre, keyboard Little Shop of Horrors, North Shore Operatic, keyboard Cabaret, North Shore Operatic - chorus Oklahoma, Stratford Theatre Group - chorus Oliver, Stratford Theatre Group – ‘Artful Dodger’ Peter Pan, New Plymouth Operatic – ‘John Darling’ The Boyfriend, Francis Douglas Memorial College, pianist

Compositions 2012

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2009 2008

2007 2003 1996 1995 1994

Baroque Suite for Baroque chamber ensemble Accursed Be Love for medium voice and piano Credo for choir and organ Three Melancholy Songs for baritone and piano By Any Other Name, orchestral tone-poem (for the Stratford Glockenspiel) Exhibition Suite for orchestra Over the Sea, chamber opera for six singers English Suite for Piano (for the Stratfords of the World Reunion) The Eltham Axemen’s Carnival 1911 for piano (for the Eltham 125th Jubilee) Suite No 2 for String Quartet and Piano To Have and To Hold, orchestral tone-poem The Virtues for SAB choir and Piano Two Spring Pieces for vocal duet and piano With Roses, chamber opera for eight singers Suite No 1 for String Quartet and Piano Chorale in C for string quartet The Spanish Tragedy, opera staged July 2003 Cantata for Spring (for the Stratford Mountain Singers) Springtime of Butterflies (for Harvest Moon Dance Company) No More Than History (winner of 1994 Roland Composition Competition)

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Leon Gray CV