Faculty and Staff
|Title:||Adjunct Professor of Music
Founder/CEO of EMK Music
|Department:||Arts and Humanities
|Office:||Hubbard Hall 108|
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Experience (Music and Arts Management, Pedagogy, and Production)
C.E.O. AND FOUNDER | EMK MUSIC | JULY 2004-PRESENT
MUSIC INSTRUCTOR AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPER | EXPLORE BEYOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART | AUGUST 2005-DECEMBER 2008 (107B NORTH TRADE ST. MATTHEWS, NC)
PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTOR AND CLINIC COORDINATOR| LAWSON ACADEMY OF THE ARTS AT CONVERSE COLLEGE | SEPTEMBER 2002-MAY 2004 (580 E MAIN ST. SPARTANBURG, SC)
OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES| PETRIE SCHOOL OF MUSIC AT CONVERSE COLLEGE | SEPTEMBER 2002-MAY 2004 (580 E MAIN ST. SPARTANBURG, SC)
Experience (K-12 Music Education and Adjudication)
WOODWIND INSTRUCTOR | MARVIN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTERS | SEPTEMBER 2007-MAY 2010 AND SEPTEMBER 2015 TO MAY 2015 (2825 CRANE RD. WAXHAW, NC)
FLUTE INSTRUCTOR | CUTHBERTSON MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTERS | FEBRUARY
2010-MAY 2010 (1400 CUTHBERTSON ROAD WAXHAW, NC)
STUDENT TEACHER IN MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND | SULLIVAN MIDDLE SCHOOL | AUGUST 2001-DECEMBER
2001 (1825 EDEN TERRACE ROCK HILL, SC)
Experience (Music Performance)
GUEST ARTIST AND COLLABORATOR | LANCASTER COUNTY COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS | AUGUST 2004-PRESENT
“Think Ahead! Suggestions of “Unforeseen Job Essential” Habits and Equipment that Collectively Help Save Professional Musicians’ Sanities.” (February 2016) https://www.academia.edu/22393507/Think_Ahead_Suggestions_of_Unforeseen_Job_Essential_Habits_and_Equipment_that_Collectively_Help_Save_Professional_Musicians_Sanities
“The Differences between Wholists and Soloists in the Performing Ensemble; Suggestions on How Both Groups can Proactively “Make it Work.” (July 2015) https://www.academia.edu/14466402/The_Differences_between_Wholists_and_Soloists_in_the_Performing_Ensemble_Suggestions_on_How_Both_Groups_can_Proactively_Make_it_Work_
“Achieving “Effortless Performance” Using Dee Hansen’s Progression of Music Literacy Theory in the Practice Room, the Private Lesson Studio, and the Rehearsal Hall.” (February 2015) http://thefluteview.com/articles/page/2/
“The Practice Record: The Key to Maximizing Deliberate, Distributive, Blocked, Random,
and Interrelated Practice Sessions for All Types of Musicians." (January 2015)
“Transitioning from Music Student to Music Entrepreneur: A Practical Guide to Help Recent Music Graduates Independently and Successfully Build a Strong and Long Lasting Music Business.” (October 2014) https://www.academia.edu/9606637/Transitioning_from_Music_Student_to_Music_Entrepreneur_A_Practical_Guide_to_Help_Recent_Music_Graduates_Independently_and_Successfully_Build_a_Strong_and_Long_Lasting_Music_Business
“Suggestions on How to Accommodate Both Rote Teaching Methods and Phonics Teaching
Methods for Comprehensive Music Literacy in Music Education.” (March 2012)
“Learning for Comprehension vs. Learning for Instant Gratification; How to Convert
Affective/ Psychomotor Music Students into Cognitive/Critical Thinking Music Students.”
MUSC- Great Electives for All! Reasons to Consider MUSC 110 and MUSC 114 for Your Fine Arts Requirement. Early Start Promotional Presentation for MUSC Classes at University of South Carolina Lancaster for Fall Semester. Matt Williamson, Career and Cultural Specialist for the TRIO and Opportunity Scholars Program at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Years Presented: August 2014, August 2015.
EMK Music Going Digital: The Risks and Potential Rewards of Launching an Arts Company
Website in a Competitive Market and in a Slow Economy. Faculty Colloquium Series.
15 April 2015 12:15 PM. Medford Library.
Musical Arts: A Career with Many Hats! (A Cliff Note Summary of the Working Life of a Professional Musician,” 24 February 2015 12:00PM. Fine Arts College and Career Day. Andrew Jackson High School. Kershaw, SC. Ms. Katrina Bernsdorff, Principal and Organizer.
Suggestions on How to Accommodate Both Rote Teaching Methods and Phonics Teaching Methods for Comprehensive Music Literacy in Music Education. Faculty Colloquium Series. February 26, 2014 12:15PM. Medford Library. University of South Carolina Lancaster. Ms. Kaetrena D. Kendrick, chairman.
The Foreign Language of Music: Learning for Comprehension vs. Learning for Instant Gratification. Faculty Colloquium Series. February 24, 2010 12:15 PM. Bradley Hall. University of South Carolina Lancaster. Dr. Danny Faulkner, chairman.
The Woodwind Family! The Recorder’s Long Lost but Fun Musical Family (Left Hand on Top, Right Hand on Bottom). Ms. Keisha Pendergrass, co-author. March 14, 2014 10:00AM. Griggs Road Elementary School. Clover, SC.
Tortoise and the Hare. Culture Fest 2008. Griggs Road Elementary School; Ms. Janet Eberssold and Ms. Keisha Pendergrass, organizers. Clover, SC. Artist Residency Performed on March 13, 2008.
MUSC- Great Electives for All! Reasons to Consider MUSC 110 and MUSC 114 for Your Fine Arts Requirement (TRIO Early Start Summer Program. August 2014 and August 2015).
Musical Arts: A Career with Many Hats! (A Cliff Note Summary of the Working Life of a Professional Musician). Career Day at Andrew Jackson High School (February 2015).
The Woodwind Family! The Recorder’s Long Lost but Fun Musical Family (Left Hand on Top, Right Hand on Bottom). Griggs Road Elementary School in Clover, SC (March 2014).
Suggestions on How to Accommodate Both Rote Teaching Methods and Phonics Teaching Methods for Comprehensive Music Literacy in Music Education. Faculty Colloquium Series at USC Lancaster (February 2014).
The Foreign Language of Music: Learning for Comprehension vs. Learning for Instant Gratification. Faculty Colloquium Series at USC Lancaster (February 2010).
Tortoise and the Hare. Culture Fest 2008. Griggs Road Elementary School in Clover, SC (March 2008).
Rhythm Masters-Counting Techniques for Band Directors and “Mortal Combat” Rhythm Game. Erin Moon-Kelly, Coordinator and Assistant Clinician. Benton Heights Elementary School in Monroe, NC (August 2008).
Beginning Band Flute Clinic. Cross Roads Middle School in Columbia, SC (February 29-March 2, 2008).
Erin Moon-Kelly began studying flute when she was six years old and began teaching flute when she was fourteen years old. Her mother Joyce and twin sister Ryan are successful flutists and flute teachers in Summerville, SC. Her youngest sister Kate is a flutist and flute teacher who completed her BFA degree (with a minor in music) at Clemson University. Her father Richard is a band director, general music teacher, composer, arranger, co-author of Habits of A Successful Musician, and author of Rhythm Masters.org. Ms. Moon-Kelly and her family have had several students make superiors at the SCBDA Solo and Ensemble Festival and win chairs in the South Carolina All-State Band, Berkeley All-County Band, Southern Region Band, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts Academy. Ms. Moon-Kelly, her mother, and her sisters have also performed frequently as a professional flute quartet in the Charleston, SC area. Ms. Moon-Kelly’s private teachers include Joyce Moon, Tacy Edwards, Marsha Hood, Candice Keech, Dr. Phil Thompson, Dr. Christopher Vaneman, Dr. Caroline Ulric, and Erinn Frinchette. Ms. Moon-Kelly holds a performer’s certificate from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Academy (Summer 1995), a performer’s certificate from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (Summer 1996), a bachelors degree in music education from Winthrop University (sumna cum laude; May 2002) and a masters degree in music with an emphasis in piccolo and flute performance from Converse College (magna cum laude; May 2004).
Ms. Moon-Kelly has experience as a substitute musician with the Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed with the Calvary Church Orchestra in Charlotte, NC. During her career at Converse College, she performed with several local chamber music groups as well as the Converse Wind Ensemble, the Converse Symphony Orchestra, and the Converse Opera Orchestra. She also taught flute and piccolo at the Allia Lawson Pre-College Program at Converse College. She was also Operations Manager for all music ensembles at Converse College. Currently, Ms. Moon-Kelly is owner and executive director of EMK Music- a professional music service company that provides custom concerts (store openings, weddings, corporate events, etc.), private and group lessons, flute education materials, music clinics, recording projects, artist residencies, and other music performance and music education services. Some of the company’s clients include the Marvin Ridge Middle School and Marvin Ridge High School Band Boosters (Waxhaw, NC), the South Carolina Band Directors’ Association, First United Methodist Church (Lancaster, SC), Griggs Road Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association (Clover, SC), and Charlotte Catholic High School (Charlotte, NC), and Cuthbertson High School (Waxhaw, NC). The students enrolled in EMK Music have participated and won chairs in NCBDA sponsored events such as Solo and Ensemble Festival, the Union County Youth Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina All State Honor Bands, and the Union All County Band. Ms. Moon-Kelly currently teaches music history and music theory courses for the University of South Carolina Lancaster. She also works as a professional musician and flute/piccolo/recorder teacher in Lancaster, York, Mecklenburg, and Union counties. She, her husband, and her daughter live in Indian Land, SC. She is currently a member of the Charlotte Concert Band and participates in the music ministry as a soloist and chamber musician at Saint Mathew’s Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC. She has judged music competitions in North and South Carolina and is an active studio musician in the Charlotte area.
In 2006, Ms. Moon-Kelly was accepted to the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Roster for Approved Artists-a list of selected artists that are authorized to perform artist residences in South Carolina Public Schools. She is also an active member of the Lancaster County Council for the Arts and has performed in, organized, and produced solo and chamber music recitals for that and several other local non-profit organizations such as the “Friends Concert Series,” the “Student Community Concert Series,” and “The Celebration of Summer Concert Series.” In addition, she has given flute masterclasses and music clinics to several upstate schools and was part of the wind faculty at the Indian Land High School Band Camp in Indian Land, SC. Ms. Moon-Kelly was part of the music faculty, a summer enrichment camp instructor, recording productions manager, and custom music arranger at Explore Beyond School in Matthews, NC from 2004 to 2009. Ms. Moon-Kelly is an inaugural member of the Magnolia Trio-a professional woodwind trio based in Matthews, NC. The trio’s debut performance was held at the Avant Guarde Arts Council of Great Falls’ “Arts Fusion” event at the Great Falls Memorial Building at 300 Dearborn Street in Great Falls, SC on September 26, 2008. Cherry Doster, Executive Director of the Avante Guarde Arts Council of Great Falls and co-owner of Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studios, has worked with Ms. Moon-Kelly and her affiliates on multiple art gallery openings and community events. Ms. Moon-Kelly’s has also collaborated with Jake Hunter Productions-a Grammy award winning music Production Company based in Indian Land, SC. Some of these collaborations include the following CD Recordings: A Hunter Family Christmas (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), The Dots (September 2008), Explore Creative Learning Centers Spring CD 2008 (4 CD series), and Explore Creative Learning Centers Fall 2008 CD (6 CD series). In January of 2009, Ms. Moon-Kelly accepted a position as adjunct music professor at the University of South Carolina Lancaster where she teaches music history and music theory courses