Senior Resume

Senior Resume – PDF

Cole Schneider – Senior Resume

Kennett High School 

Anticipated Graduation June 2020

 

Spring 2016

  • Began saxophone lessons with Dr. Therese Davison
  • Joined Mount Washington Valley Community Band (T. Sax)

 

9th Grade (2016-2017)

  • Shriners All Star Marching Band (T. Sax)
  • Continued saxophone lessons with Dr. Davison
  • Attended UMass Amherst Marching Band Day
  • Began Rubank Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Vol. I books in lessons
  • Began Rubank Selected Studies for Saxophone in lessons
  • Played role of Huey Larson in KHS Drama Club musical Back to the 80’s
  • MWV Community Band (T. Sax)
  • School ensembles: Concert Band (A/T Sax), Chorus (Baritone voice)
  • Advanced credit for Band – music theory lessons and workbook, extra performances
  • Treasurer of Kennett HS Gay Straight Trans Alliance (GSTA)
  • Auditioned and accepted into Kennett HS Concert Choir, decided not to participate

 

10th Grade (2017-2018)

School Ensembles, Festivals, Honor Ensembles :

  • Kennett HS: Concert band (section leader, T. Sax), Stage Band (1st Tenor, section leader), KHS Upperclassmen Drumline (snare and quads)
  • Advanced credit for Band, Stage Band, and Drumline – music theory lessons and workbook, extra performances
  • Lakes Region Music Festival Band (1st chair, T. Sax)
  • Shriners All Star Marching Band (T. Sax)
  • All New England Jazz Festival (big band, 2nd T. Sax)
  • Auditioned for NH Classical and Jazz All State Festivals (T. Sax)
  • Attended UMass Amherst Marching Band Day
  • MWV Community Band (T. Sax & Student conductor)
  • Brass clinic (Trombone) with The New England Brass Ensemble

Instruction:

  • Rubank Advanced Vol. I & II for Saxophone, Selected Studies for Saxophone, Universal-Prescott Method, Jamey Aebersold How to Play Jazz Vol. I & 47
  • Continued saxophone lessons with Dr. Davison

Work, Training, Other:

  • Began work at MWV Children’s Museum (front desk, janitorial, helped design play spaces for young guests) (employed January 2018 – June 2018)
  • Attended Camp CenterStage (summer 2018) in the Counselor-in-Training program, mentored by Anna Visciano and Alexis Dascoulias
  • Awarded Silver Key in NH Scholastic Writing Awards, for personal essay Fruit Punch
  • Planned, executed, and led Kennett HS Chapter of the National School Walkout for Gun Control on March 14th, 2018
  • Founding member of Kennett HS political action group, Eagles for Action
  • Treasurer of Kennett HS GSTA
  • Began work (summer 2018) at Centerplate at Cranmore (Foodservice at Cranmore Mountain), working in Zip’s Restaurant (hosting, bussing, serving)

 

11th Grade (2018-2019)

School Ensembles, Festivals, Honor Ensembles:

  • Kennett HS Concert Band: section leader, T. Sax
  • Kennett HS Stage Band: 2nd Trombone & 1st T. Sax
  • Advanced credit for Band and Stage Band – music theory lessons and workbook, extra performances
  • NH All State Band, 4th Tenor Saxophone
  • NH All State Chamber Festival, Woodwind Choir, 2nd T. Sax
  • Lakes Region Music Festival Jazz Band (Bass Trombone)
  • Shriners All Star Marching Band (Trombone/Asst. Drum Major)
  • All New England Band Festival, Symphonic Band, (1st Chair T. Sax)
  • UNH Clark Terry Jazz Festival Competition (Kennett Stage Band)
  • Auditioned for NH Jazz All State Festival (T. Sax)
  • Stage manager for KHS Drumline Show
  • Attended UMass Amherst Marching Band Day
  • MWV Community Band (T. Sax & Student conductor)
  • Auditioned for NAfME All National Honor Ensembles
  • Auditioned for Berklee Aspire: Five Week Summer Performance Intensive
    • Auditioned for Jazz Workshop program/scholarship, and awarded $1000 scholarship, did not attend program
  • Inducted into Tri-M Music Honor Society

Education: 

  • Selected Studies, Universal-Prescott, H. Klose for Saxophone, Joseph Viola Technique for the Saxophone Vol. I & II. 
  • Continued saxophone lessons with Dr. Davison
    • Began study of jazz composition, music theory, and intro ear training
  • Independent study of AP Music Theory throughout school year

Other:

  • Selected to be Drum Major of Kennett Band for 19-20 school year
  • Auditioned and accepted into USM Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, under direction of Dr. Jackie Townsend (T. Sax)
  • President of Kennett HS GSTA
  • Employed at Centerplate at Cranmore Mountain (part time throughout school year, full time in the summer)
  • Worked at The Ghoullog at Cranmore (a nationally recognized haunted house attraction)
    • Worked with co-creators Jim Chichwak and Lance Davis, mentored in set design, creation, and artistry, acting skills, and leadership
    • Worked as an assistant makeup artist and haunt actor, with the mission statement “to create a truly terrifying experience for guests while staying in character and instilling fear”.
  • Attended Camp CenterStage (2 sessions, summer 2019) as a Counselor-in-Training (first session), and a Leader-in-Training (second session) mentored by Anna Visciano, Alexis Dascoulias, and Andrew Allen
  • Attended George N. Parks Drum Major Academy at UMass Amherst (mentored by director Evan Doyle)
  • Made 100 Points Club for 100 Awards Points in the Kennett music department

 

12th Grade (2019-2020)

School Ensembles, Festivals, Honor Ensembles:

  • Kennett HS Concert Band: Drum Major, section leader, T. Sax
  • Kennett HS Stage Band: President, 1st Tenor, section leader
  • Kennett HS upperclassmen Drumline: Drum Major, snare, quads
  • Advanced credit for Band, Stage Band, and Drumline – music theory lessons and workbook
  • All New England Band Festival, Concert Band (1st Chair, T. Sax)
  • USM Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, 1st Chair T. Sax
  • NH All State Band, T. Sax
  • NH Jazz All State Audition
    • Tenor Sax: ranked 6th in the stage
    • Baritone Sax: ranked 5th in the state
  • Lakes Region Music Festival Jazz Band (1st T. Sax)
  • NHMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival 
  • NEMFA Solo & Ensemble Festival, T. Sax, played Eugene Bozzá Improvisation et Caprice (concert festival audition) 
  • Member of Tri-M Music Honor Society

Education: 

  • Books played: H. Klosé 25 Daily Exercises for Saxophone, Eugene Bozzá 12 Etudes et Caprices, Joseph Viola Technique for Saxophone (Vol. I & II), Sigurd H. Rascher 158 Exercises for Saxophone, Universal-Prescott Method for Saxophone, Selected Studies for Saxophone (Rubank/Voxman)

Other:

  • President of Kennett HS GSTA
  • Employed part time at Centerplate at Cranmore Mountain, foodservice
  • Worked as haunt actor and makeup artist at The Ghoullog at Cranmore (Fall 2019)

MusiCole hahaha

Hey there, my name is Cole Schneider. I’m an aspiring musician, in my senior year of high school, and applying to colleges. My goals are to graduate from Kennett High School in June 2020, and in the fall of next year start a four year degree program in completing a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance. So the purpose of this website, is to be a virtual portfolio of my musical and artistry progression.

 

When asked what major or degree I wanted to go to school for, and the. what career path I wanted,  my answers were separate for a long time. I believed that I wanted to go to school for music, and playing instruments – that has always been the next step in my education. But I also desired a career in theatrical performance, because I live to act with my body, and create characters, and perform in the manner of character acting. An important part of this being a development of my career aspirations, was when I worked my first paid acting job, as a haunt actor in The Ghoullog, during my junior year. The job was to create a terrifying experience for guests, in a walkthrough, interactive, hour-long haunt. As an actor, I clocked in at 5 p.m., received a location, costume, and sat in the makeup chair, and started scaring people for up to five hour shifts. My favorite thing to act in was the hospital section of the haunt, in a heavy, orange, chain-wrapped straitjacket. I worked in the outdoor section of the haunt, as a nun, a clown, a wood creature, and a scarecrow. The energy I sustained the whole shift, treating my body horribly, was the key for me to get some good scares in unsuspecting tourists.  The Ghoullog season has been the highlight of my year since I went for the first time in seventh grade.

 

My passion for music, and playing instruments, has always dominated what I want for my goals. Going to a university for music, has always been what I wanted for the next step in my life. I’m excited to be in college – a bigger, more competitive performance set, and college will be my Act III (and come on, ‘Act II: School, High’ is really dragging). I am excited to play, study, and learn music as a full time music student. Throughout my high school academic career, my time has been forced to do things they are not music, and for some reason, I thought that AP United States History work would be more fun to do in a practice room than practicing. I challenged myself academically, all through high school, even though in at least five out of six of my English classes, I didn’t turn my brain on for more than one minute of class. Biology was fun, and I learned a lot, but I spent my nights sophomore year playing Minecraft and being sad about a crush I had on a boy from theatre camp in eighth grade. That sucked to write.

 

In high school, I didn’t do homework as often as I was supposed to, especially not in October, because I was busy writing haunted versions of Hickory Dickory Dock to sing in the Ghoullog, and busy getting into All State, applying to colleges. I didn’t focus on my essays due junior year because I was struggling with “severe” depression, and “extreme” anxiety my parents could not afford treatment for. So when I told people I was tired, it got taken as though I had stayed up all night balancing chemistry equations, but really it’s because I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning, and stayed awake all night fearing that I would only be good enough to go to school in my home town. I practiced a lot though.

Now that I have over shared, welcome to my MusiCole (!!!! That pun!!!) blog. I hope that readers of this blog will judge me Good Enough to go to school. Ta for now!

Cole