Nancy E. Harris--Teaching Resume
CoreSinging Teacher Certification, Meribeth Bunch Dayme 2010
Lessac-Madden Resonant Voice Therapy Certification, National Center for Voice Studies, Denver 2005
Vocology Graduate Work, Gould Voice Center, DCPA, and University of Iowa, 2001
(Habilitation for the Speaking and Singing Voice)
Master of Humanities, University of Colorado at Denver, 1983
(Voice, Theatre, Comparative Literature, and Art History)
Bachelor of Arts, University of South Florida, 1966
(K-12 Vocal Music Education, Theatre)
Received a full-tuition theatre-performance scholarship
National Graduate Record Exam ranking 96%
ARTS & TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Private Studio, 1974-Current: vocology workshops and Master Classes, singing, acting, storytelling, piano,
accents instruction and coaching
College Instructor for 15 years (details listed on page 3)
Professional Performer - singer; actress; puppeteer on Washington, D.C. public television and for Elton
Norwood Puppet Theatre; clown; Mario Singers; soloist for West Coast Premiere of King Solomon's Gardens
at Stanford; (See performance resume)
The Magic of Motion - psychomotor development program for ages 3 months -6 years. Created, developed,
taught, and directed program for three years; included recruiting and training teachers (staff of eight),
producing in-services, acquiring equipment, developing written resources and logs, scheduling, etc.
Extended program to five locations; Immensely successful with waiting lists. Continued 20 years at Gove
One Misty Moisty Morning - created children's audio cassette company with partner; Professor Brad Bowles
of University of Colorado at Denver Theatre Department; produced and performed songs, prose, and poetry
in two volumes; did sales, accounts, promotion, and clerical. NOTE: Cassettes/cds available for review.
Music Teacher –children's chorus at Gove Community School; YMCA of Palo Alto, CA: children's classes
in movement, rhythms.
Movement Teacher - created and taught psycho-motor development program for children, yoga, health,
aerobics, modern dance, creative dance, and creative theatre classes, privately and through JF Images,
YMCA, Jewish Community Center, Gove Community School, Holiday Health Club, and Dance Art Centre
for 14 years.
Director of Youth Education Program - Junior Symphony Guild. Recruited, trained, and scheduled docents
for programs in ten Metropolitan Denver schools; scheduled concert dates, spaces, and performing groups;
located and collected teaching materials; arranged for booklet printing for students; and taught The
Introduction to the Orchestra; created and performed character of The Peppermint Penguin, conducting the
Denver Symphony Orchestra.
The Denver Civic Theatre Board of Directors - chairman of capital fund-raising (raised $250,000 in one year
writing grant proposals); Volunteer coordinator; script reader; general assistant to producer and president,
Henry E. Lowenstein.
Applewood Academy, Inc., Director and teacher - tutored grades 3-8 for three years in English, math, art,
science, languages, history, and music (own home school).
Gifted Child Instructor - taught art and French to gifted elementary students at Bromwell Elementary School,
Denver, for two years. Also directed Spring Arts Festival and scheduled guest artists for both years.
Radio and Television - voice talent for radio/tv commercials and movie extra; radio announcer, radio
producer, radio/tv sound engineer, radio/tv music librarian, and tv floor manager for WUSF-FM and WUSF-TV.
NOTE: Audition CD available.
Director, Producer - JSG Melodramas in 1985, 1987 - responsible for auditions, selections, acting direction,
crew direction, artistic impression, and choreography of multiple singing and dancing acts; same for Olio
section of Schola Cantorum's final concert of 1976 in San Francisco.
Related Volunteer Work
Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing--Secretary/Treasurer; Colorado State Music Teachers Association--Outreach Director; Denver Area Music Teachers Association-- President, Treasurer, Secretary, VP Newsletter; Greeley Area Music Teachers Association--VP Yearbook and Programs;
Girl Scout troops (two, 5th - 11th graders), trained girls in leadership, stress, physical and camping skills,
career development, guest presenter at regional conference. ; YMCA of Palo Alto Board of Directors;
Young Audiences, Inc. - artistic merit critic/observer; Recording for the Blind; DSO College Outreach Liaison - purpose was to create humanities programs which would increase student participation in events of the
orchestra and other regional cultural organizations; I worked with University of Colorado, Denver.
Humanities Lecturer - for Denver Symphony Guild's Denver Public Library series and for Junior Symphony
Guild's Music Appreciation Series. Wrote and presented lecture series of theatre, art, music, dance, and
philosophic comparisons in chronological format for three years. Guest Lecturer -- lectured on
Communications for Leaders at two-day Girl Scout conference; College substitute; Parks College medical
student graduation speaker
Board of Directors, Junior Symphony Guild - multiple positions since 1969: Youth Education - explained
above; Rummage Sale chair - recruited sales staff, arranged collection points, scheduled, advertised,
managed sale; Performance Group chair - managed meetings, recruited and scheduled performers for
JSG Designer Showhouse; Graphics - taught calligraphy to members; Phone - for DSO Annual Campaign;
Music Appreciation chair three years - arranged meetings, presented programs; Showhouse - staffing,
undecorated areas, pianist for parties/special events.
The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Apr. 1996-Oct 2, 2002 General Education Dept. (part-time again, at my request)
Jan. 1992-Mar.1996 General Education and Music and Video Business Depts.
(full-time, 24 contact hours per week, 4 quarters of year)
Jan. 1991-Dec. 1991 Communications Technology and General Education Depts.
(part-time, up to 20 contact hours per week, 4 quarters of year)
Acting & Movement for Animators, Speech, Understanding the Musical Experience, Humanities ,
Communications & Technical Report Writing, Art History, Language Arts I & Language Arts II ,Western
Civilization; Job Preparation/Career Marketing; Composition ; Introduction to Computers Research Skills
Computer Science (Microsoft), Sociology, Computer Science & Research Methods, Mathematics
Orientation (part of Student Persistence Committee) Newsletter
General Education Restructuring Committee
Parks Junior College, Thornton, Colorado
Jan. 1987 - Apr. 1991 (part-time, up to 5 classes per quarter, 4 quarters a year; rejected offer for full-time position due to other commitments)
Speech Communications, College English I, Humanities (created/did state paperwork), Basic College English-grammar, Student Survival-Communications 100, Technical Report Writing, Principles of Management and Supervision, Business Correspondence
College Mission Statement Committee Student Retention Committee
College Catalog Rewrite Committee
JNCD, Inc., OnLion Training, LLC - office manager (includes bookkeeping, promotion, secretarial) and technical writer (software documentation).
Design Times, Inc., and Norlen Building & Design, Inc. - office manager and bookkeeper for both, part-time.
Computer Application Instructor -- trained users on accounting, word processing, and legal time and billing packages for two years, Management Technology of Colorado, Inc.
Technical Writer - software documentation for The Digital Group, Inc., Management Technology of Colorado, Inc., and Vernon Business Systems, Inc., since 1977.
Editor - two software-conversion computer books for Prentice-Hall; the Capra Advisory, a political/economic monthly; and the Women's Environmental Coalition Newsletter. All involved collecting materials, typing, layout, computer enhancement, and production of final printing masters; Bylaws Creation Committee
Miscellaneous - insurance secretary, developer's secretary, retail sales, buyer's secretary, receptionist, accounts payable clerk, convention hostess, USF music office clerk, newspaper office clerk.
Great Sand Dunes of Colorado 2009 Poem in Verses and Visions, Eber & Wein Publishing
Herb Chicken, Recipe p 86 in Sew What’s Cooking, 1995 The Denver Chapter of American Sewing Guild
With All My Heart, Nance (jazz ballads CD) White Sage Music 2007
Little Women: The Musical 2001 Cast recording by Rodgers, Stevens, and Wanger,; Marmee- in Original cast 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005
True Stories of the Santa Fe Trail, CD, voices for Marion Sloan and Julia Holmes; Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway and National Historic Santa Fe Trail, funded by the Colorado Department of Transportation, 2000?
One Misty Moisty Morning, Vol. One, 1984; cassette and cd; An anthology of traditional and new songs, stories, and poems w/Brad Bowles
One Misty Moisty Morning, Vol. Two, 1985; cassette and cd; An anthology of traditional and new songs, stories, and poems w/Brad Bowles