Eric MacTaggart

Eric M.

Oak Park, IL

About Eric M.

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Eric teaches: Ages 10 to 20
Special needs
Teaching since: 2009
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

I received my bachelor of music performance and education degree from the University of Iowa in 2009 and currently live in Oak Park, IL. I have more than 5 years of teaching experience in the public school setting, directing middle and high school bands in Idaho and Wisconsin. In addition to conducting full ensembles, I regularly taught students in these respective band programs, gaining experience teaching small group or individual lessons to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students in grades 6-12. I enjoy sharing my passion for music with students and helping them to appreciate music and the arts on a whole new level.

In addition to my teaching, I have had the opportunity to perform with various groups, from symphony orchestras to rock bands.

Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Illinois at Chicago

Teach discussion sections of 100-level philosophy courses.

Instrumental Music Teacher
Aug 2012 - Aug 2015
School District of Durand

Directed the middle and high school bands, taught small group and individual lessons, and taught music appreciation.

Music Teacher
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
West Jefferson School District #253

Directed the middle and high school bands, taught small group and individual lessons, and taught music appreciation.

Education

Philosophy
Aug 2015 - Present
University of Illinois at Chicago
Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
University of Kent
Music Performance & Music Education
Aug 2004 - May 2009
University of Iowa

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Wisconsin K-12 Teaching License
Aug 2012
Department of Public Instruction

Teaching certificate for general and instrumental music

Idaho K-12 Teaching Licsense
Sep 2009
State Board of Education

Teaching certificate for general and instrumental music

Iowa K-12 Teaching License
May 2009
Board of Educational Examiners

Teaching certificate for general and instrumental music

Awards

University of Kent in America Scholar
Sep 2011
University of Kent in America (UKA)
Big Ten Medal of Honor
May 2009
Big Ten Conference

Affiliations

Phi Beta Kappa
Jul 2008

The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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