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Erik S. Piazza, Ph.D.

Fine Arts Instructional Specialist - Webster CSD

Ph.D. Music Education - Eastman School


Creative Musical Activities in Secondary Instrumental Music Education

Professional Interests and Activities:


Teaching Experience

September 2005 - May 2007

Palmyra-Macedon Central School District - Palmyra, NY

Secondary Instrumental Music Teacher (grades 9–12)

Wind Ensemble, Concert Bands, Small-Group Lessons
Jazz Ensemble

AP Music Theory

Parade Band, Pep Band, Musical Orchestra Director

Fall 2008

Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY

Adjunct Professor

Director of Saxology Jazz Ensemble

Woodwind Instructor (saxophone and flute)

August 2016 - May 2020

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester - Rochester, NY

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sophomore Skills Review
Student Teaching Seminar and student teacher observations Elementary Winds, Brass, and Percussion Methods

Music Lead Teacher, Thomas High School

September 2023 - present

Webster Central School District - Webster, NY

Fine Arts Instructional Specialist (grades K–8)

Teacher on Special Assignment

Supporting Music and Art teachers district-wide

September 2007 - present

Webster Central School District - Webster, NY

Secondary Instrumental Music Teacher (grades 6-12)

Wind Ensemble, Concert Bands, Chamber Ensembles

Small-Group Lessons
Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos

General Music

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