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Morgan Mackenzie Sichler

145 Villandry Blvd State College, PA 16801 | 814-321-6567 | morgansichler@gmail.com

Education
BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION | MAY 2017 | THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

· Major: Music Education in Voice


· Minor: Theatre
· Vocal Performance Certificate

Student Teaching Experience

WINGATE ELEMTARY SCHOOL, WINGATE, PA | JANUARY-MARCH 2017

Elementary General Music grades PreK-5th grade

· Taught 3 classes per grade twice for 45 minuets during a 6-day cycle
· Crafted original lesson plans for each class that supported state and national standards
· Created lesson plans inspired by Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, and Dalcroze methodologies
· Differentiated instruction to facilitate inclusion of students with cognitive, physical, and behavioral special needs at all
grade levels
· Observed and taught two secondary special education music classes with students with varying physical and cognitive
abilities
· Crafted and presented a cross curricular unit on “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, with singing,
dancing, playing xylophones, and percussion instruments with 4th and 5th grade
· Created and implemented a lesson for Kindergarten through 3rd grade on Hawaiian music and culture
· Used ActivInspire technology in every class

BELLEFONTE AREA HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL | MARCH-MAY 2017

High School and Middle School Choir grades 6-12

· Taught on a 6 day cycle


· Directed a 9-12th grade mixed concert choir, an auditioned chorale, 6th grade choir, and 7th/8th grade choir
· Taught general music classes- Class Voice, Class Piano, and Musical Theatre class
· Expanded knowledge of directing by attending meetings and rehearsals at the PMEA District 4 Chorus and County
Chorus festivals
· Crafted and taught a unit on musical theatre auditioning for the Musical Theatre class
· Created and taught a unit on singing in Italian for the Voice class

Vocal Performance
· Senior Voice Recital
· Sophomore Voice Recital
· Active member of Concert Choir—performed Bernstein’s Mass, Poulenc Gloria, Mozart Mass in C minor
· Performed lead roles with Norwegian Cruise Line, Candlelight Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, Nittany Theatre at the Barn,
Penn State Thespians, No Refund Theatre
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Related Experience

VOICE TEACHER/TEACHING ARTIST | WALNUT STREET THEATRE | SPRING 2018/2019


· Created and implemented voice lesson plans, taught musical theatre and legit vocal techniques, coached character development
· Created and implemented theatre lesson plans, organized materials, helped prepare students aged 2-18 for performance

VOICE TEACHER | WOLF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | FALL 2017/SPRING 2018


· Created and implemented voice lessons to students aged 5-18, taught musical theatre and legit vocal techniques, coached character
development, and prepared students for voice recital

LEAD TEACHER | PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA | AUGUST 2017 – MARCH 2019
· Taught preschoolers ages 2 ½ -3 years old math, science, reading, art, music, social, and physical skills

PRIMARY MUSIC TEACHER | OUR LADY OF VICTORY PRESCHOOL | SUMMER 2015 AND 2016
· Taught preschool students songs by rote, introductory rhythmic exercises, and instrument experience

INSTRUCTOR | SINGING ONSTAGE STUDIOS | SUMMER 2014


· Lead children ages 2-13 through vocal and physical warm up
· Taught students music and choreography for their performance

Awards and Honors

WILLA TAYLOR UNDERGRADUATE CHORAL CONDUCTING INTERNSHIP| SPRING 2016| FALL 2016
· Responsible for auditioning singers, choosing repertoire, creating a rehearsal schedule, running rehearsals from the piano, and
conducting the performance of repertoire

Leadership Experience
PENN STATE CONCERT CHOIR
· Acted as Treasurer for the 2015-2016 school year
· Acted as Section Leader for 2016 Fall semester
THE PENN STATE THESPIANS
· Acted as Vocal Director for Spamalot, Spring 2015
· Acted as Assistant Director for Chicago, Fall 2013
NO REFUND THEATRE
· Acted as Musical Director/Conductor for Reefer Madness The Musical, Spring 2013

Performance Experience

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE


· Performed as Lead Vocalist on the Norwegian Star, April – November 2018, March – June 2019

THE CANDLELIGHT THEATRE


· Performed as Lead in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Winter 2018

MILLBROOK PLAYHOUSE
· Performed as Lead in Seussical! The Musical, Summer 2017
· Performed as Lead in A Comedy of Tenors, Summer 2017
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