Mark L. Sizemore
2012 Master of Education in Leadership, Eastern Kentucky University-Richmond, KY
1998 Master of Music in Performance, Eastern Kentucky University -Richmond, KY
Major: Multiple Woodwinds, emphasis Saxophone & Flute
Major Professors: Dr. Connie Rhoades and Dr. Richard Bromley
1992 Bachelor of Music Education, Cumberland College -Williamsburg, KY
Major: Music Education/ Major Instrument: Saxophone
Major Professors: Dr. W. Edwin Bingham and Mr. David M. Threlkeld
1987 Diploma, Laurel County High School -London, KY
2003-Present Director of Bands, South Laurel High School – London, KY
Teaching of band and general music classes grades 9-12, including marching, pep, concert bands, and small instrumental ensembles such as saxophone quartet and brass quintet. Ensembles have consistently achieved distinguished ratings at state sponsored events.
1998-present Director of Music, Laurel River Missionary Baptist Church
Selection of and direction of music for all worship services. Direct youth and adult vocal ensembles. Schedule groups for special services and assist the Pastor with various activities as needed.
1994-2003 Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds and Jazz Studies, Union College
Teaching of applied and class woodwinds. Assist students in improving their musicianship. Monitoring of constant progress toward mastery of standard musical literature and performing techniques. Ensure that students acquire the necessary knowledge and skill for the teaching of woodwind instruments. Other courses include Jazz Ensemble, Music History, Music Theory, and General Music for Teachers.
1992-2003 Music Specialist, Laurel County Board of Education
Teaching of general music to grades K-12, support of regular classroom teachers in the area of music, support of middle and high school instrumental programs, and the development/implementation of county wide music curriculum. I have held positions at five of Laurel Counties Elementary schools. I have also assisted county middle and high school band programs.
1991 Instructor of Saxophone, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp -Twin Lake, Michigan
Musical instruction on the saxophone to middle and high school age students and performance in faculty instrumental ensembles.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS and AWARDS
1996-1997 Elementary School Teacher of the Year - KMEA District 10
1999-2000 Middle School Teacher of the Year - KMEA District 10
2008-2009 High School Teacher of the Year – KMEA District 10
Life Member and President Emeritus, Iota Epsilon chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi Bnad Fraternity
Member, North American Saxophone Alliance
Member, Southeastern Kentucky Music Association
Member, Kentucky Music Educator’s Association
Member, Music Educator’s National Conference
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Founding member, Sublimity School Site-Based Decision Committee 1996-1998
Adjudicator- concert and marching band, solo and ensemble in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, and North Carolina.
Soloist with area middle and high school band programs, church, and other community groups.
Band camp instructor- Laurel County High School, South Laurel High School, North Laurel High School, Whitley County High School.