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EDUCATION 

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 *Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA)   Master of Music in Wind Conducting 

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*California State University Fullerton Single Subject Teaching Credential (Music) 

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*California State University Fullerton Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (Cum Laude)

 

*• Fullerton College   Associate of Arts in Music   


 

Professional Work Experience: 

 

Current Positions:

July 2018- Present: 

Director of Bands, Savanna High School      Anaheim, CA

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July 2018- Present: 

House of the Lord Church Keyboardist    Ontario, CA

December 2017- Present: 

SWJN/CSBC Marching/Field & Parade Music Adjudicator     Various Locations (southern CA)

•June 2016- Present:

Cottonwood Church Keyboardist      Los Alamitos, CA 

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June 2016- Present: 

Saddleback Church Keyboardist           Lake Forest, CA

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May 2017-Present: 

Soriano Recording Studio Producer/Arranger     Westminster, CA

2010- Present:

Private Music Lesson Teacher (In-home) Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and Piano 

La Habra, CA & various locations

 

 

Previous Positions:

 

December 2017- July 2018: 

Maestro Music, Private Lesson Teacher     Cypress, CA

 July 2017- July 2018: 

La Puente High School Music and Marching/Visual Coach    La Puente, CA

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 July 2015 – July 2018: 

Buena Park Jr. High School Instrumental and Choral Music Director  Buena Park, CA

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June 2015 – July 2016: 

Temple Missionary Baptist Church Keyboardist/Pianist   San Bernardino, CA

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 August 2014 – May 2015:

Santa Ana United Methodist Church Children’s Music Teacher     Santa Ana, CA 

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 August 2013 – June 2014:

Anaheim City School District After School Music Teacher      Anaheim, CA

 

• July 2013 – August 2014: 

Sam Ash Music Store Private Lesson Music Teacher    Westminster, CA

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February 2013 – December 2016:

Garden Grove United Methodist Church Associate Music Director  Garden Grove, CA 

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July 2011- July 2013 

Mayfair High School Marching/Visual Coach    Lakewood, CA

 

September 2008 – March 2013:

 Music Maker Studio Private Lesson Music Teacher    Anaheim Hills, CA

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August 2009- August 2010:

Fountain Valley High School Music Coach    Fountain Valley, CA

 

August 2007- June 2015:

Savanna High School Music and Marching/Visual Instructor    Anaheim, CA

 

 

Curriculum Design and Teaching: 

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 Currently serving in the VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) Committee Buena Park School District 

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Articulate with elementary and high school band directors to create a unified and cohesive music experience for students, that ranges from elementary through high school 

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Obtained $12,000 in funds from Buena Park School District to begin a percussion program at Buena Park Jr. High School 

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Active participant in school clubs, including student mentoring programs and student leadership programs, at Buena Park Jr. High School 

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Grown the music program from 70 students to over 155 in the last three school years, at Buena Park Jr. High School 

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Savanna High School Marching Band 5A Division Champions through Southern California Band and Orchestra Association 

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Excellent and Superior Ratings at festivals with Savanna High School concert band ensembles and Buena Park Jr. High School ensembles

 

 

 

Professional Development: 

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 Workshops and Conferences: 

Mid-West Clinic, Southern California Band and Orchestra Association Conferences, California Band Director’s Association Conferences, La Sierra University Conducting Syposium, NorCal Wind Conducting Symposium, CSULA Wind Conducting Symposium, Messiah College Conducting Symposium, Riverside Community College Conducting Symposium, CASMEC 

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Affiliations:

Member of Southern California Band and Orchestra Association, California Band Director’s Association, National Association For Music Education, Southern California Vocal Association, American Choral Director’s Association, California Orchestra Director’s Association, National Association of Music Parents 

 

 

Projects: 

 

• Founded my own multi-cultural contemporary Christian Band in the summer of 2012, named “Doxologia” 

• The band has traveled extensively throughout southern California, playing at various venues and churches 

•  The band’s original music has been aired on radio stations
• Band members have been interviewed for live radio broadcasts 

 

 

 

Publications: 

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 Doxologia has produced and released two albums with original composition and lyrics in both English and Spanish. 

• The first album titled “Bienvenido Padre Eterno” was released in April of 2013, and the second album titled “Tu Eres Rey” was released in October of 2014 

• The band is currently working on producing a third album


• The band’s music is available for purchase or streaming through the various 

digital music purchase store 

Fernando co-author of the published book Best Practices for Music Educators: The Lifestyle Guide for Consistent Growth and Educator Effectiveness.  For more information, please refer to the following website: 

https://www.musicedlife.com

 

 

Performances: 

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Traveled to Portugal with the California State University Wind Symphony. 

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Traveled to Seattle, Washington as a performer with the University of California Irvine • Pep Band and

Basketball team, for the NCAA basketball finals. 

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Participated in the cast for a Pepsi commercial in 2006, in the back-lots of Universal Studios in Hollywood, California. 

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 Performed for local music theaters, as part of the pit orchestra, for various musicals. 

 

 

 

Awards and Skills: 

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Fluent in both English and Spanish, and some French 

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 National Honor Roll
 

• Friends of Jazz Awards and Scholarships
 

• Woody Herman Jazz Award 

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Extremely strong with technology (including music technology) • 

 

Member of Golden Key International Honour Society 

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Orange County Outstanding Arts Educator (2018)

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