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January 2018


Amy Lewis & Jason Andrew Bowles

Schnormeier Gallery
221 S. Main St.
Mount Vernon, Ohio


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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Main Campus


Residence Halls Open

2:00 p.m.
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Spring Classes Begin

7:50 a.m.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Dr. John Packard

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School of Arts and HumanitiesProfessor of Music
740-392-6868 Ext. 3004Email Dr. Packard

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  • Instrumental Ensembles to Perform for MVNU Family Weekend

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Chamber Winds, and Jazz Band will present a concert for MVNU’s Family Weekend on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium.  This concert is free and open to the public. The community is invited to join us at 5 p.m. for light refreshments prior to the concert.

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Professional Experience:
  • Associate ProfessorMount Vernon Nazarene University, Mt. Vernon, OH, 2004-present.
  • Instructor, Front Range Community College, Ft. Collins, CO, 2002.
  • Teaching AssistantUniversity of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, 1998-2000.
Conducting and Performing Experience:
  • Guest SoloistKnox County Symphony Concert, performance of Arutunian’s Trumpet Concerto, October 2010.
  • Guest Conductor2009 Tri-County Honors Band, Hosted by the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, February 2009.
  • Guest Conductor21st Annual Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honor Band Festival, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, January 2008, 2010.
  • Guest ConductorKenyon College Winter Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert, Kenyon College, December 2009.
  • Guest Conductor“The Witch and the Saint” Concert Finale, Joint concert with the MVNU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Mount Gilead High School Band, Mount Gilead, OH, May 2008.
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University Choral Union, Mt. Vernon, OH, 2005-present. Annual performances of Handel’s Messiah.
  • Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield, OH, 2004-2007. Substitute and extra list.
  • 2004 International Trumpet Guild National Conference. “Festival of Trumpets” Concert, Denver, CO, May 2004. Performer.
Masterclasses, Clinics, and Adjudication
  • ClinicianBLAST Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Masterclass, Mount Vernon, OH, June 2009-2011.
  • Adjudicator/Clinician2009 Lakewood High School Band Contest, Lakewood, OH, March 2009.
  • ClinicianWorthington Christian Middle School, Worthington, OH, March 2009.
  • AdjudicatorOlentangy Middle School Solo & Ensemble Contest, Powell, OH, 2007-2008, 2011.
  • ClinicianDanville Arts Festival, Danville, OH, April 2006, 2007.
Ancillary Professional Experience
  • Event Host23rd Annual Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association Honor Band Festival, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH, January 2010.
  • Event Host and HS CoordinatorOhio Music Educators Association District 10 High School and Middle School Honor Band, Mount Vernon, OH, 2007-present.
  • Event HostMiami University’s Global Rhythms, MVNU Lecture-Artist Series, Mount Vernon, OH, April 2009 and October 2009.
  • Doctor of Arts, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado (2008)
  • Master of Music, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado (1999)
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois (1996)