Violin Lessons (Private)
J. Marshall Bevil, Ph.D.
Telephone (281) 859-5965 Cellular (713) 419-6829
- INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTRUCTION AND CURRICULUM IN MUSIC EDUCATION -
~ AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION ~
STRING INSTRUMENTS – violin (retired orchestral string specialist with Houston ISD, director of award-winning program, 1998-2009) and Welsh crwth (see right photo, above) – private and small-group instruction in studio or students’ homes. Instruction is literacy-based, with students learning to read music concurrently with learning to play the instrument.
INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTRUCTION AND CURRICULUM DESIGN - presentation of music as an academic discipline fully integrated with other areas of study, particularly language, and also history, mathematics, and science
MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE - general survey and period history, with emphasis on stylistic evolution and performance practices; integration of basic history of musical style into teaching of performance
MUSIC THEORY - general survey and analytical procedures; integration of basic theory into teaching of performance
EARLY MUSIC PERFORMANCE- direction of vocal and/or instrumental ensembles
VOCAL/CHORAL MUSIC - emphasis on reading skills, historical and technical accuracy of performance, and historical backgrounds of items in repertory.
GENERAL MUSIC - interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of the literature and technical aspects of music, with emphasis on music reading and the relationship of music to language, mathematics, science, and social studies.
COMPUTER SOFTWARE DESIGN (MUSIC, GENERAL ACADEMIC) - remedial programs, drill and practice programs, game programs for gifted students, and programs for use in classroom instruction.
~ SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE ~
music educator with Houston and
curriculum writer, Houston I.S.D., since 1997
composer and arranger of vocal and instrumental works for children and adults
forensic musicologist (consultant / expert
witness in copyright infringement and intellectual property
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS,
AND ACADEMIC WRITINGS ~
~ EMPLOYMENT HISTORY ~
music specialist, Houston Independent School District, 1980 - 2009 (see "Public School Teaching Record," below)
private instructor in upper strings, Spring Branch Independent School District, 1979-1980, 1982-1983
lecturer and performer, Young Audiences of Houston, 1979-1980
substitute teacher, music and general academics, Houston Independent School District, 1977-1980
summer music history faculty, University of North Texas, 1976
research assistant in musicology,
doctoral teaching fellow, music history and literature, University of North Texas, 1974-1976
tutor in music theory and
~ EDUCATION ~
Ph.D., musicology, University of North Texas, 1984; dissertation: "Centonization and Concordance in the American Southern Uplands Folksong Melody." Related field: English, with concentration in linguistics and the history of the language.
T.E.A. certification in music (general, vocal-choral), all-level, University of Houston, 1983.
B.Mus., cum laude, vocal performance / sacred music, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1970. Minor in piano.
~ PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHING RECORD ~
(regular elementary classroom and elementary music), Houston Independent School District,
September of 1977 through November of 1980
ELEMENTARY MUSIC / FINE ARTS TEACHER, Houston Independent School District, December, 1980 - May, 2009
1. 2000-2007 - Teacher at Summer Academy for Scholarship
in the Arts, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston I.S.D.: provision
of remedial instruction in musical literacy for elementary and secondary
orchestral string students.
2. 1998-2009 - Edgar Odell Lovett Elementary School: Director of String Music and String Orchestra Programs. Retired at end of 2008-2009 school year.
Lovett Concert Orchestra, winner of
Best-in-Class, Galveston Isle Orchestra Festival, seven out of nine years,
Lovett Concert Orchestra, winner, Best-in-Class, Director’s Choice Festivals, every year, 2004-2009.
Lovett Concert Orchestra high percentage of students earning first-division medals, solo competitions, 1999-2009.
Director, winner of Houston Symnphony’s Bell Award, Houston-area Music Educator of the Year, 2006
3. 1997-2000 - H.I.S.D. Fine Arts Curriculum Writer: alignment of HISD curriculum with state and district objectives in an interdisciplinary framework; training of H.I.S.D. fine arts teachers.
4. 1990-1998 -
Teaching Duties: general music for
entire school population of over twelve hundred, with in- and after-school
enrichment programs in choir and
instrumental music (keyboard, violin, recorder, rhythm band) for up to about ten percent of whole-school population.
Other Responsibilities: Teacher of the Year, 1994-1995;
member of 1994-1995 and 1995-1996 H.I.S.D. Ad Hoc Teacher Advisory
Committee to then HISD General Superintendent Dr. Rod Paige (later U.S. Secretary of Education); Chair, Braeburn Teacher Incentive
5. summer of 1991 -
6. 1986-1990 -
7. 1985-1986 - see SECONDARY, below
8. 1981-1985 - Katherine Smith and
9. 1980-1981 - Frost, Gregg,
SECONDARY MUSIC TEACHER, H.I.S.D.
PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR, SPRING BRANCH I.S.D.
1979-1980, 1982-1983 - teacher of violin and viola (middle school and high school level)
~ DIRECTORY LISTINGS ~
2004 National Intellectual Property Directory (
2005 Directory of Expert Witnesses and Consultants / Southeastern (
Community Leaders of America, fourteenth edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1991).
Computing in Musicology: A Directory of Research (Menlo Park, CA: Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities, 1990).
Dictionary of International Biography, twenty-third edition (Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1994).
Directory of Computer Assisted Research in Musicology (Menlo Park,
CA: Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities,
Five Thousand Personalities of the World, third edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1991).
The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, third edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1991).
The International Register of Profiles, tenth edition (Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1990).
The International Who's Who in Music, twelfth edition (Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1990).
The International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement, fourth edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1997).
Men of Achievement, fifteenth edition (Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1992).
Personalities of America, sixth edition (Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute, 1992).
Texas Hall of Fame, first edition (Englewood, NJ: Publishers Plus,
Two Thousand Notable American Men, Second Illustrated Edition (Raleigh: American Biographical Society, 1994).
Who's Who in the South and Southwest, twenty-second edition (Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1990).
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ~
J. Marshall Bevil
(U.S.) 281-8595965 (home) / (U.S.) 713-4196829 (cell)
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