New Staff Members
July 28, 2013
Allison Renn, a Wisconsin native, is a music educator, conductor, singer, and composer, and is zSharp's new Program Director, overseeing and coordinating the curriculum for all of our partner schools. She has taught in public and parochial schools, specifically General Music, Choir, and Music Appreciation. She earned her undergraduate degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and completed her graduate studies at the University of North Carolina, focusing on Vocal Pedagogy and Performance. While there, she directed the Greensboro Symphony Guild Chorus, supervised county-wide choral events, and arranged music for the Department of Education to assist students in preparing for state-wide standardized testing.
Dover Elementary's newest teacher, Michael Carreira, is a musician and educator who has taught for over ten years in several New York City and Oakland public schools. His teaching interests include percussion music from around the word, an updated take on the Orff method, and the great songs from American blues and folk traditions. He holds degrees in composition from Boston University and Mills College.