Creative and dynamic orchestral musician who participates actively in the classical and orchestral realms as a recent Master of Music graduate from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, recognized internationally as one of the country’s best overall music programs.
Compassionate problem-solver who has unique and diverse experience teaching in the music education and special education communities, using flexible, solution-driven tactics to solve both simple and complicated challenges of a variety of learners and learning styles.
Exceptional communicator with a genuine passion for extending the orchestral arts to as many niches of the community as possible using creative, effectual, and long-term methods.
Organized and efficient multitasker with extensive experience using a variety of computer programs including word processing, spreadsheet, music notation, reimbursement, and photo editing software.
Content Manager and Executive AssistantApril 2016 – presentrobknopper.comAssist in educational programming for audition preparation and percussion pedagogy courses. Manage projects based on pedagogical and artistic quality coupled with curricular goals. Create and manage educational and social media content. Provide back-end specialization for programs, blog, courses, and video series at robknopper.com. Strategize and implement social media approaches in accordance with our own developed marketing strategies. Maintain, cultivate, and grow email list and social media following for engagement and online/email marketing purposes. Organize and run online boot-camp courses in live-seminar format.
Fifth Grade Special Education Inclusion Specialist/ParaprofessionalJan 2014 – Aug 2014Bridge City Intermediate School, Bridge City, TXTaught and re-taught modified and accommodated lessons under direction of district administration and program leader to students with varying levels of cognitive, social, physical, and developmental disabilities. Employed constant collaborated with program director and fellow teachers to ensure maximum student engagement and benefit. Created and implemented personalized lesson plans and long-range plans for students based on their Individualized Education Program (IEP) Conceived and implemented standardized testing tutorial plans for typical fifth grade students Introduced and participated in musical and non-musical activities for typical and atypical students. Managed unforeseen challenges in the context of the special education classroom and community. Prepared students for and administered state of Texas standardized exams with various levels of modification and accommodation for typical and atypical students.
Assistant to the DirectorApr 2012 – Jan 2014University of Oklahoma Research Cabinet, Norman, OKPerformed clerical office duties including managing calendars and appointments, reimbursement procedures, and proofreading outgoing correspondence. Created travel information and itinerary packets for traveling members of the University of Oklahoma Research Cabinet. Managed, maintained, supervised use of, and briefed others about University of Oklahoma's state-of-the-art active learning classroom. Managed online content using Drupal software. Prepped spaces for meetings and conferences Coordinated and worked with university and non-university entities, such as facilities departments, catering services, and offices of University of Oklahoma Vice President.
L'Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeur des Mélomanes, 3rd horn (November – December 2017)
L’Orchestre Symphonique de l’Isle, 4th horn (December 2016 - June 2017)
L’Orchestre Symphonique des Jeunes de la Montérégie, 2nd horn (May – June 2017)
L’Orchestre Philharmonique des Musiciens de Montréal, principal horn (April 2017 – March 2018)
Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, assistant principal/3rd horn (September 2016 - present)
l'Orchestre de la Francophonie, co-principal horn (July - August 2016)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra Audition Finalist (May 2016)
Indiana University University Orchestra, 2nd horn (Jan – May 2016)
Evansville, Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 2nd horn substitute (December 2015)
Indiana University Concert Orchestra, 4th horn (August – December 2015)
Indiana University Summer Festival Orchestra, Principal Horn (June – July 2015)
Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra, 4th horn (August 2014 – May 2015)
Columbus, Indiana Symphony Orchestra, 4th horn substitute (February 2015)
Norman, Oklahoma Philharmonic Orchestra, 2nd horn (September 2013)
Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, 4th horn substitute (April 2013)
University of Oklahoma Philharmonic Orchestra (2010)
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON, IN -- Master of Music, Horn Performance, Jacobs School of Music Expected graduation, May 2016
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN, OK -- Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education, Dec 2013