Shakuhachi Flute

PERFORMER / EDUCATOR

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Lauren Nagaryu Rubin, PhD


Pacific Palisades, Ca.

541.944.0985
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EDUCATION

PhD Ethnomusicology
Monash University: Melbourne, Australia, 2010

M.S.M.T Music Technology
Indiana University/Purdue University: Indianapolis, IN, 2004
4.0 Cumulative GPA

M.A. Counseling Psychology
Pacifica Graduate University: Carpinteria, CA, 1989

B.A. Music
University of Hawaii: Hilo, HI, 1986 Graduated with the Highest Honors

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Director and Creator: Online Music Program
Rogue Community College
2/2011- 6/2013


Create, design and instruct a complete online college Music program.

·  Virtual classes include: Music Appreciation, Music Fundamentals, Music Theory and Aural Skills, History of Rock Music, Music for Educators, History of Jazz, Music Business, Film Music, and Introduction to Music Technology. Additional Online classes taught: Angel and LMS for Faculty

·  The program is a great success, and these classes have consistently high student enrollment.

·  Technical ability PC and Mac: including but not limited to audio/video software (ie Pro Tools, Sonar, Cubase) Photoshop, Word, Powerpoint, Keynote; LMS including Blackboard, Angel, Canvas, Moodle.

Instructor: Rogue Community College
Medford Campus
3/2010-6/2013

Classes designed and taught include Music of the World, Music Fundamentals, Theory 4, Aural Skills 4, Introduction to Rock Music and its Literature and Introduction to Jazz Music.

· Increased student enrollment by 80% in both History of Rock and Music Fundamentals in the course of a school year.

· Serve as adviser to students including music majors and non-majors.

Guest Lecturer: The Shakuhachi
Southern Oregon University/Rogue Community College
4/2008-present


Design and perform presentations on the shakuhachi for college level students.

Curriculum Design/Instructor for Faculty
Rogue Community College
2/2013-4/2013

Create curriculum and instruct faculty on using learning management systems including Blackboard and Angel.

Instructor: Southern Oregon University
11/2007-3/2011

Design and teach Music of the World classes for music and non-music majors.
Class emphasizes hands-on learning using hand drumming and didjeridus, professional performances and papers. Explores both classical and contemporary/hybrid music.

· The class is designed to use music as a means to understand and explore Non-Western cultural values and philosophies in addition to musical elements.

Instructor/Presenter: Artists in the Schools
Southern Oregon Arts Council
7/2006-8/2008

Presentations on the shakuhachi, didjeridu, and hand drumming for students K-12.

Musical Director and Creator: Lithia Springs Program
Ashland, OR 6/2008-3/2011

Create, direct, develop, and teach Music technology, digital recording and editing, composition, keyboard instruction, music fundamentals, hand drumming, voice, and live group performance.

ACHIEVEMENTS

TEACHING EVALUATIONS

Quantitative scores for all teaching are in the 4-5 range (on a scale of 1-5 where 5 is the top score)

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Shakuhachi and Didjeridu Performance and Demonstrations 2004-Present
Ashland & Medford Oregon; Maui, Hawaii, Gold Coast, Australia
Percussion Performance and Demonstrations 1983-Present
North Indian table, djembe and doumbek Ashland, Oregon

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Jun-Shihan Shakuhachi License
Name: Nagaryu. December 2011

Private Lessons
Shakuhachi: Al Takegawa Ryuzen Ramos, Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin, Todd Barton
Didjeridu: Djalu Gurruwiwi, Ash Dargan, Ondrej Smeykal, Chris Neville
Tabla: Dr. Terry Longshore, Homnath Upadyaya
Sitar Accompaniment: Peter Van Gelder Cajon,
Hand Drums: Dr. Terry Longshore
Djembe: Dibo Camera
Piano: Evelyn Olsson, Enid Butler, Kathleen Yuda
Voice: Barbara Kudo, Mouna Wilson

RECORDINGS/CDs

Liberation- (original compositions)
Digital and Virtual instruments, Voice
Hedyeh (contemporary Iranian music)
Tabla, Djembe Bhajan Kirtan (North Indian singing)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

International Shakuhachi Society
Society of Ethnomusicology
College Music Society
International E-Learning Association
eLearning Guild
MENC

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Terry Longshore D.M.A. Professor of Music. Program Coordinator Southern Oregon University
Rich Kirk Director, Instructional Media Rogue Community College
G. David Peters Ph.D. Professor of Music Head of the Graduate Study
IUPUI- Music and Arts Technology
Society of Ethnomusicology College Music Society
International E-Learning Association
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