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This week, we're pleased to announce Jessica Phipps as our new band instructor, replacing Patrick Brown.
Ms. Phipps holds a bachelor of music in clarinet performance and music education and an M.A. in music education, both from the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester). She has taught in Florida at the secondary and collegiate levels, including roles as adjunct professors at Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach Atlantic College. At the Deerfield Park Elementary School of Performing Arts, a performing arts magnet school, she developed and taught an instrumental music program for grades 3-6. She is the recipient of several grants for music education and has presented at conferences on music education. Ms Phipps is also an avid fitness enthusiast who enjoys cycling, crossfitting, running and more. She also teaches indoor cycle classes at the LKN YMCA. Her daughter, Nadia, will also join DDS in our Early Childhood program. Said Ms. Phipps, "I am so excited for the opportunity to build a strong band program with an emphasis on high musical quality while having a ton of fun." This Week's Contributing Photographers: Thomas Whaley, Camp DDS Assistant Director; Lisa Morgan, Registrar; and Jessica Phipps, Band Teacher.
A very special thank you to Band Teacher Ms. Jessica Phipps who brought a new tradition of live music to the event with the help of Ms. Sandi Rosen, Christina Catlett '18, Emma Garcia '17, Teagan James '17, Kyle Fabrizio '18 and Hudson Harris '15.
This week's contributing photographers are: Paul Cotter, US Photography Teacher; Laura Mueller Woods, www.lauramuellerphotography.com; Carrie Lott, Special Events Coordinator; Ann-Marie Harp, Eaglet Teacher; Francine Seward, Montessori Teacher; Fu Yong, DDS Parent; and Jessica Phipps, Band Teacher.
Our new Band Teacher, Jessica Phipps, will also be there to answer questions.
She says, "I look forward to meeting you and your musicians next week."
Jessica Phipps - Woodwinds
Jessica Phipps holds her BA in Clarinet Performance and an MA in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Most recently, a freelance clarinetist in South Florida, Jessicaâ€™s engagements include the Florida Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, Miami City Ballet, Symphony of the Americas, Florida Sunshine Pops Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Wind Symphony of Florida, and The Klezmer Company. She is also the founding member and director of the Bel Canto Music Ensemble. In addition to her performing career, Jessica is a strong advocate for music education. An elementary and middle school band director for eight years, Jessica received several grant awards including Chase Active Learning, Mr. Hollandâ€™s Opus Foundation, and the Broward Cultural Arts Grant which all focused on providing musical opportunities for disadvantaged and/or at-risk children. She was also a panelist at the Music Educators National Conference in New York City in 1999 and was published inAudea (GIA Publications) with an article titled Bach, Beethoven and Me: Composition in the Band Room. Jessica has also been an adjunct instructor in music education for Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach Atlantic University