CRAIG KLONOWSKI





Certified New York Music Teacher, K-12

Member of American Federation of Musicians, 
New York City Local 802


EDUCATION
Masters of Music Education
    Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Member of Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Music Fraternity
  • Thesis: "Factors Affecting Student Motivation and    
    • Retention in Music and Performing Ensembles Outside   
    • of the School Environment."
  • Private Study under Charles Carleton of the Cleveland Orchestra    
Bachelors of Music Education
    The Ohio State University, Columubus, Ohio
  • Member of the Mount Leadership Society
  • Parliamentarian of the Black Association Of North Campus Students
  • President of HBH Hall Council
  • Private Study Under Dr. Paul Robinson
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Double Bass Performance:
    United Nation Chamber Music Society, New York, NY
    United Nations Symphony, New York, NY
    Litha Symphony Orchestra, New York, NY
    Queer Urban Orchestra, New York, NY
    Galactica Quintet, New York, NY
    "WAS" the musical, Buck-Hill Skytop Music Festival
    One World Symphony,  New York, NY
    Calliope Stage, Cleveland, OH
        Cabaret
        Cabaret Sampler Series
    Cleveland Cabaret Project, Cleveland, OH
    College Light Opera Company, Falmouth, MA
        HMS Pinafore
        West Side Story
        Die Fledermaus
        No, No, Nanette
        The Most Happy Fella
        Princess Ida
        Can-Can
        Anything Goes
        Jekyll & Hyde
    Lima Symphony, Lima, OH
    Springfield Symphony, Springfield, OH
    Mansfield Symphony, Mansfield, OH
    Ashland Symphony, Ashland, OH
    Central Ohio Symphony, Columbus, OH
    Cleveland State Symphony, Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland State Jass Band,  Cleveland, OH
    Ohio State Symphony, Columbus, OH
        Candide
    Brecksville Little Theater, Brecksville, OH
        Cinderella (Rogers & Hammerstein)
        1940s Radio Hour

Music Direction
    Esperanza Preparatory Academy, New York, NY
        Ensemble Director
    Private Event Ensemble Director, New York, NY & Cleveland, OH
        Organize, Direct, Arrange music for chamber ensembles
    The Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH
        The Reading Company: Composer, performer and music director

Composition
    Choices directed by Rick Hamilton, Original Score
    Matchstick Girl directed by Rick Hamilton, Original Score
    Dream of Spring directed by Rick Hamilton, Original Score
    Starguy's Journey of the Heart directed by Anthony Scalmato,
        Original Score
    When The World Goes Dark directed by Anthony Scalmato, 
        Original Score

Software/Composition Skills
    Notion
    Finale
    Logic Pro
    Magix Studio audio software
    Cakewalk Sony Sonar
    Adobe Illustrator
    Final Cut Pro
    Motion

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Esperanza Preparatory Academy, New York, NY
  • Music Teacher, Grades 6-12
  • Model Teacher, Teacher Career Pathways (DOE/UFT)
  • Arts & Enrichment Department Coach
  • After-School Coordinator
  • Grant Writing Team Coordinator
  • Website, Gmail, Calendars, Online Grade book Administrator
  • ELA & Social Studies Cooperative Teacher
Private Studio, New York, NY, Columbus & Cleveland, OH
  • I have maintained a private studio of music learners including all strings, piano, and music theory for nearly 17 years.
The Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Assistant Education Director
  • Creation of the Playhouse Summer Academy including curricular planning, performances, recruitment, and implementation
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
When The World Goes Dark, Directed by Anthony Scalmato, Music by Craig Klonowski:
  • American Television Arts and Sciences Foundation 
    College Television Emmy Awards:  
    Humanitarian Award & Runner Up Best Animated Short
  • Asheville Film Festival:  
    Best Animation
  • BestFest America Student Film Festival:
     Runner-Up, College Filmmaker Award
  • Dragon*Con Short Film Festival:  Best Animation
  • ReelHeART International Film FestivalRunner-Up, Festival Prize
Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Music Fraternity

Ohio State University Honorary Music Academics Scholarship

REFERENCES & WORK SAMPLES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
 



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