TEACHING

Awards, special honours & accomplishments

2010 Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Devotion and Lasting Contribution, Eau Claire High School Fine Arts Music Department, Columbia, SC, USA.
2006 – 2012 “Exceeds expectations” evaluations during teaching career at Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
2006 – 2007 Teacher of the Year, Certificate of Recognition, Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC, USA.
2006 – 2007 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to Public Education, Greater Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC, USA.
2006 Teacher of the Year, Eau Claire High School Alumni Association, Columbia, SC, USA.
2006 Educator of the Year, Eau Claire Community Council, Columbia, SC, USA.
2005 Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Accomplishments and Contributions to Eau Claire High School, Eau Claire High School, Columbia, SC, USA.
2005 Certificate of Appreciation for Devoted and Invaluable Services for Project G.O.A.L., Tutor, after-school tutoring program at Eau Claire High School, Columbia, SC, USA.
2004 Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Services (in education), Foreign Academic and Cultural Exchange Services, Columbia, SC, USA.
2002 The World’s Best Teacher, Diploma for Excellent Work, Eau Claire High School, Columbia, SC, USA.

Awards, special honours & accomplishments

2010 Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Devotion and Lasting Contribution, Eau Claire High School Fine Arts Music Department, Columbia, SC, USA.
2006 – 2012 “Exceeds expectations” evaluations during teaching career at Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.
2006 – 2007 Teacher of the Year, Certificate of Recognition, Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC, USA.
2006 – 2007 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to Public Education, Greater Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC, USA.
2006 Teacher of the Year, Eau Claire High School Alumni Association, Columbia, SC, USA.
2006 Educator of the Year, Eau Claire Community Council, Columbia, SC, USA.
2005 Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Accomplishments and Contributions to Eau Claire High School, Eau Claire High School, Columbia, SC, USA.
2005 Certificate of Appreciation for Devoted and Invaluable Services for Project G.O.A.L., Tutor, after-school tutoring program at Eau Claire High School, Columbia, SC, USA.
2004 Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Services (in education), Foreign Academic and Cultural Exchange Services, Columbia, SC, USA.
2002 The World’s Best Teacher, Diploma for Excellent Work, Eau Claire High School, Columbia, SC, USA.

Teaching and research

2016 – present     Assistant Professor Habilitatus (tenured), Associate teacher, West University of Timisoara, Romania.

  • 2018 Founder of the Centre for Music and Transdisciplinary Research
  • 2018-present Assistant Professor Habilitatus
    Teaching assignments:
    2018-present Music Analysis (graduate)
    Music Harmony (undergraduate)
    2018-present Electronic Music technology & Computerized Musical Information (undergraduate)
    Music Technology & IT (graduate)
    Methodology of Dissertation Research and Elaboration (graduate)
    Academic Ethics and Integrity (graduate)
  • 2016-2018 Associate Teacher
    Teaching assignments
    2016-2018 Music Analysis (graduate)
    Music Harmony (undergraduate)
    2017-2018 Experimental Music (all levels)
    2016-2017 Score Reading (undergraduate)

2015, April 13     Guest Lecturer, Seminar in Music Literature: Music, Magic, and Transformation (MUCT 6220), Bowling Green State University, OH, USA. On-line lecture on Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Intuitive Music Cycle Aus den sieben Tagen.

2015 – 2016    Affiliate Researcher, Kathmandu University, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, CBS, Kathmandu, Nepal. Post-doctoral research: Investigation into the Tibetan Traditional Ceremonial Music Notation Yang.

2007     Music Theory Teacher, Eastern Music Festival (EMF), Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
Responsibilities: designing teaching and learning materials and teaching Music Theory to students (K 9-12 and college) at EMF for the duration of the festival.

2006 – 2012     Teacher of Record, Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Bowling Green State University, OH, USA.

  • Fundamentals of Composition & Composition 
  • Masterpieces of Music & Exploring Music
  • Orchestration & Band Scoring
  • Choral Literature Choral Arranging

2004 – 2005 Teacher of String instruments, Columbia College, Columbia, SC, USA.

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Violoncello
  • Contrabass

2001 – 2006     Orchestra DirectorTeacher of Strings and Piano, Project G.O.A.L. Tutor, Eau Claire High School [of the Arts], Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC, USA.

  • Concert Orchestra I-IV
  • Concert Orchestra Solo & Ensemble I, II
  • Piano Keyboard Laboratory I-IV
  • Music Appreciation

2000 – 2001     Music Theory Teacher, K 5-8, Banatean College, Timisoara, Romania.

Other teaching jobs

  • 2010 – 2011     Viola Teacher, private classes, Bowling Green, OH, USA.
    Tasks: test custom teaching methods for my graduate research, develop age-appropriate learning materials, achieve proper posture, correct use of the left and right hand, develop vibrato, shifting, and proper tone production, etc.
  • 2004 – 2006     Teacher of Music TheoryHarmonyComposition, and Classical Guitar, after-school classes, Eau Claire High School, Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC, USA.
  • 1991 – 2001     Teacher of Classical & Lead Guitar, private classes, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara, Romania.
Adult Education, Workshops
  • 2019, 14 of Nov.     The Influence of Music on Human Behaviour, AMICUS Student Association, A01 Hall, West University of Timisoara.
  • 2017, 28 of June.     Perspectives in Music & Transdisciplinary Research, Faculty of Music & Theatre, West University of Timisoara, Romania.
  • 2017, 26 of May.     Oniro Teatro, Experimental Theater Workshop led by Mihai Popean (composer), Diana Cozma (actress) and Radu Teampău (director), Spinwork Association, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • 2010     ClinicianPiano Camp, Eau Claire High School Teachers, Columbia, SC, USA.
  • 2006     ClinicianAudio Editing and Mastering Workshop, Richland County School District One, Columbia, SC, USA.
  • 2004 – 2006     Piano Teacher, after school classes for adults in the Eau Claire Community, Columbia, SC, USA.
  • 2004 – 2006     Teacher Mentor, Eau Claire High School Teachers, Columbia, SC, USA.
    Responsibilities: training and supervising new teachers.
  • 2004     Clinician, Classroom and Discipline Management Workshop, Foreign Academic and Cultural Exchange Services, Columbia, SC, USA.