John Churchville Resume

Education

2012-2015 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 
          Masters of Music Education

2003-2006 University of Michigan - Flint, Flint, MI. 
          K-12 Music Teaching Certification

1998-2001 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. 
          Bachelor of Fine Arts, (BFA) in World Music Performance 
          Indian Tabla Major, West African Music and Dance Minor 
          Mentors: 
          John Bergamo - Hand drums, percussion, drum set, tabla. 
          Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri - Tabla, Lucknow Gharana. 
          Randy Gloss - Tabla, hand drumming. 
          Kobla Ladzekpo - Ghanaian (West African) drum and dance. 
          Woody Aplanap - Guitar

1994-1998 Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. 
          Philosophy Major, Music Minor
          Studied Privately with
          Dr. James Strain - Western Percussion
1990-1994 Marquette Senior High School, Marquette, MI.
1988-1990 Graveraet Middle School, Marquette, MI.
1983-1988 Vandenboom Elementary School, Marquette, MI. 

Performance Experience
Selected Groups
Tabla:

Drumset/Percussion


Teaching:
2006-2017 Director of Music at Go Like The Wind School, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Infant through 9th grade General Music
  • Band
  • String Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Sonic Workshop
  • Theory and Composition Electives
  • Technology Integration

Group and Class instruction:

  • Tabla
  • Guitar
  • Hand drumming
  • World percussion
  • Music Technology
  • Music Production
  • Music Theory
  • Composition

Please visit the Student Page for more information on classes and workshops.

Presentations:

Unlocking Creativity and Collaboration School-Wide with Soundtrap
2017 IMPACT Conference, New York University, New York, NY.

Using Soundtrap.com to Create and Collaborate
2017 Association for Popular Music Education (APME) National Conference, Denver, CO.

Reverse Engineering Musicianship Skills Through Music Creation
2017 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Music and Musicianship - Reverse Engineering Your Musical Training.
2016 IMPACT Conference, New York University, New York, NY.

Ancient Rhythm Pedagogy - Utilizing the rhythmic traditions of India for composition and teaching.
2016 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Collaborate Using Technology - Utilizing vast resources to create music with teachers and students around the globe. 
2016 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Curating a Creative Culture in the Music Classroom
2015 IMPACT Conference, New York University, New York, NY.

All Together now - Create one piece of music using multiple technologies.
2015 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Inspiring Creativity - Tips and Techniques for Guiding Elementary Composition.
2015 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Project-Based Composition in General Music Settings
2014 Michigan Music Education Association Professional Development Workshop, Flint, MI.

Functional Technology - Putting Your Technology to Work for You.
2013 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Inspiring Creativity - Tips and Techniques for Guiding Elementary Composition.
2013 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Using Protools to Unlock Creativity Beginning and Advanced Sessions.
2012 Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Sa Re Ga Ma. An Introduction to Hindustani Classcial Music
2010 North American Bengali Conference, Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI.

Interviews and Articles

Inside the Sonic Workshop - By John Churchville  
In Tune Monthly - Teachers Edition, October 2017

Student Ownership and Creating Space - By John Churchville
Association for Popular Music Education Blog, October 2017

SOUNDTRAP is Changing Music Education 
SouthEast Education Network (SEEN), 2016

Music Education: Raising Engagement in Schools: An interview with John Churchville
By Rod Berger  - EdCircut.com, 2016.

Ann Arbor fusion band Sumkali blends classical Indian music with western instruments.
Michigan Radio, NPR, 2016.