Collin Biesiada's Resume
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Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
University: Millikin University
Major: Commercial Music

Collin Biesiada's Resume

Collin Biesiada
5644 Cheval Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46235
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EDUCATION

Millikin University (2015-2019)
Bachelor of Music
Graduated Cum Laude
Major: Commercial Music

Rochester High School (2011-2015)
Rochester, IL
Graduated with honors


WORK EXPERIENCE

SoundCheck Music, Decatur IL
Percussion Instructor
August 2017-June 2019
Gave private instruction on drums and percussion to a variety of students in the Decatur area. I have taught beginning students as young as 12 and as old as 74. Instruction consisted of learning music notation, fundamentals in technique, rudiments, concert snare drumming, rock and roll drumming, jazz drumming, limb independence and interdependence, creative concepts, improvisation and more.

YMCA Decatur, IL
Lifeguard
June 2018-August 2018
Monitor activities at the pool to prevent accidents. Prepared to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning. Administer First Aid. Caution swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards; enforce and adhere to pool rules and regulations. Maintain order in the pool and adjoining areas. Inspect facilities for cleanliness; complete general pool cleaning and maintenance duties. Determine chlorine content and pH value of water, using water testing kit, and record readings.

Recording Recital Crew Decatur, IL
Recording Engineer
February 2017-June 2019
Was in charge of recording performances/recitals across Millikin's campus and around the Decatur area. Used pre-set recording rigs could use and for off campus gigs we had a mobile rig consisting of a few condenser Microphones, cables, two mic preamps and a Tascam CD Recorder/Player. Was also a part of the crew that specialized in using Audinate's Dante Controller to record large performances in our Fine Arts Center over a network.



YMCA Springfield, IL
Lifeguard
June 2017-August 2017
Monitor activities at the pool to prevent accidents. Prepared to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning. Administer First Aid. Caution swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards; enforce and adhere to pool rules and regulations. Maintain order in the pool and adjoining areas. Inspect facilities for cleanliness; complete general pool cleaning and maintenance duties. Determine chlorine content and pH value of water, using water testing kit, and record readings.

Elks Lodge 158, Springfield, IL
Lifeguard
May-August 2014-2016
Monitor activities at the pool to prevent accidents. Prepared to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning. Administer First Aid. Caution swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards; enforce and adhere to pool rules and regulations. Maintain order in the pool and adjoining areas. Inspect facilities for cleanliness; complete general pool cleaning and maintenance duties. Determine chlorine content and pH value of water, using water testing kit, and record readings. Provide general information on pool operation to patrons. Teach swimming lessons.


RECORDING STUDIO EXPERIENCE

Recording Studio Production
Production 1: performed in, produced and mixed an arrangement of Led Zeppelin's Good Times, Bad Times 2019
Production 2: performed in, produced and mixed an original song by my colleague Dakota Rolfe titled She’s So Pretty That It Hurts 2019

Millikin’s Latin Jazz Project
Session: Performed in the Latin jazz projects recording of De Cuba, Dos Gardenias and Guataca City on Timbales Maracas and Congas 2019
Session: Performed in the Latin jazz projects recording of Tio Macaca by Snarky Puppy on drum set 2017

Recording Studio Practicum
Sound Alike Project: performed in, engineered and mixed a cover of The Trooper By Iron Maiden 2018

World Premieres
Recorded and premiered original piece composed by Donald Skoog 2018

US Premieres
Recorded and premiered Cuban percussion trio Oyoni in the US, 2017

EP Release
Played drums on 4 song EP by rock band Built in a Day 2013


MUSIC PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Millikin Ensembles:
12 O’clock Percussion Ensemble (Millikin’s top percussion ensemble) 2016-2019
Millikin’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble 2016-2019 (served as principal percussionist 2017-2019)
Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra 2015-2019
Millikin Big Band 1 2016-2017
Millikin Jazz Combo A 2017-2019
Millikin’s Latin Jazz Project 2017-2019
Millikin Big Band 2 2015-2016
3 O’clock Percussion Ensemble 2015-2016
Millikin Men’s Choir 2015-2016

Theater Pit Bands:
Little Theater on the Square, Sullivan, IL
Orchestra, Percussion
June-August 2018
Hello Dolly
Damn Yankees
Annie
Young Frankenstein

Muni Opera, Springfield, IL
Orchestra, Percussion
July - August 2015 and 2016
Seussical, 2015
Sweeney Todd, 2016


AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Millikin Percussion Achievement Award Winner, 2019
Millikin University's Dean’s List 6 of 8 semesters
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Academic Award, 2018
Springfield Road Runners Club (SRRC) Scholarship, 2015
Springfield Youth Performance Group (SYPC) Foundation Creative Arts Scholarship, 2015
Mary Ann Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship, 2015
John Philip Sousa Band Award, Rochester High School, 2015
Selected to perform with the High School Area Honor Band at Taylorville, 2015
Music Theory II Award, Rochester High School, 2015
Music Theory Award, Rochester High School, 2014
First ranking and Best of the Day for marimba solo Sea Refractions in IHSA solo/ensemble, 2015
First ranking with perfect score for drum set solo in IHSA solo/ensemble, 2014
First ranking for drum set solo in IHSA solo/ensemble, 2013
ILMEA District 4, 3rd Jazz Band, 2013 and 2014




ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha
Member of social fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Cross Country IHSA State Qualifier 2013-2015
Track and Field 4x800 IHSA State Qualifier 2015
Troop 58 Boy Scout 2009-2015


CERTIFICATIONS

Level 1 certified in Dante by Audinate 2017
Pro Tools User Certified in Version 2018
Hootsuite Platform Certified 2018


REFERENCES

Bill Cunningham
SoundCheck Music
Owner
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Brian Justison
Millikin University
Director of the School of Music
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Dr. Jeremy Brunk
Millikin University
Director of Percussion
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Collin Biesiada