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 Jamal P. Dickerson

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jdickerson@camden.k12.nj.us

  EDUCATION

 Bachelor of Science Degree Music Education (Instrumental) teacher certification (1999)
 Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland

Master's Degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University 2010

●          Student Choreographer for Morgan State University Bands
●          Student Composer and Arranger for Morgan State University Bands
●          Member of the MSU Magnificent Marching Band
●          Member of the MSU Jazz Ensemble
●          Member of the MSU Symphonic Ensemble
●          Member of the MSU Pep Band
●          Member of the Honorary Band Fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi
●          Member of the Inter Residence Council (I.R.C)
●          Member of the Talented Education African-American Men (T.E.A.M)
●          Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Instrumental Music Teacher & Band Director-
Camden Creative Arts High School   09/2002 to present

Instrumental Music Teacher at George Washington School, Camden, New Jersey      02/2000 to 06/2002
Instrumental Music Teacher at Harry C. Sharp School, Camden, New Jersey              02/2000 to 06/2000
Student Teacher at Overlea High School, Baltimore, Maryland                                       10/1999 to 12/1999
Student Teacher at West Baltimore Middle School, Baltimore, Maryland                        09/1999 to 10/1999
7th Degree Master Black Belt & Teacher- Universal Karate School, Camden, N.J      09/2005 to present
Supreme Captain & Drill Instructor for the World Champion UPK Pasha Generals     08/1995 to present
Chief Choreographer - Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble, Camden, N.J       02/1995 to present
Band Director, Arranger & Composer- UCC Royal Brass Band, Camden, NJ             01/1994 to present
 
 SKILLS
►       
Microsoft Office
►        Corel Word Perfect
►        Finale 07 - Finale Music Notation Program
►        Cakewalk Music Sequencing Music Program
►        Band In A Box
►        Internet Access and Research
►        Music Printer Plus 5.0
►        Music Composition
►        Grade keeper Computer Program
►         Easy Grade Pro-Grading Program

AFFILIATIONS / ACTIVITIES
♦         
Board Member and Youth Director-Unity Community Center, Camden, NJ           2005- present
♦          Member of the Philadelphia Legends of Jazz Orchestra, Philadelphia, Pa.            2002 -present               
♦         
Inducted and member of two prestigious World Martial Arts Halls of Fame           1996- present
♦          Seven Time World Karate Champion in the Martial Arts                                         1992- present

♦          Founder of DEAN Organization (High School Youth Org.)                                      1992 -present

AWARDS

■          Amazing winner of 2,542 Martial Arts Tournament Trophies & Awards               1985 - present
■          2007 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award -                            October 11, 2007
■          Congratulations Letter - Governor John S. Corzine                                           October 11, 2007
■          Citation Certificate - United States Senator FRANK R. LAUTENBERG             March 24, 2005
■          Musical Awards and Championships for Camden Creative Arts High School    2002- present

■          Award of Excellence - Camden City Superintendent and BOE President          2006

■          Phenomenal Man Award - Creative Arts High School PTSA                               2006

■          Dedication and Commitment Award - Principal Creative Arts High School       April 11, 2006

■          Artistic Achievement Award - Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew                              November 20, 2005

■          Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award - City of Camden                     January 17, 2005

2011 EMMY AWARD WINNERS / Click here for further info

REFERENCES
References furnished upon request.


 

JAMAL P. DICKERSON
Instrumental Music School Teacher & Band Director
Camden, New Jersey
Creative & Performing
Arts High School
Band Achievements
2002- 2007

 

2007 AWARDS

OVERBROOK HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL (February 2007)

Outstanding Musician- Overbrook H.S. (2)
Overbrook H.S. Superior Rating
Division I Outstanding rhythm section - WILINGBORO

 BERKLEE COLLEGE of MUSIC (March 2007)

Berklee Outstanding Musician Award- Superior Rating
Berklee Judges Choice Award (2)
Small Group (Berklee) Class SD 3rd Place
Berklee Superior Musicianship Award
1st Place (Class VI) -BERKLEE

PENNSBURY HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL (March 2007)

Pennsbury- Superior Rating
Pennsbury Outstanding Soloist -2
Pennsbury best Trombone Section
Tracy Scardino Award- Outstanding Solo - PENNSBURY

CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL (March 2007)

(2) Outstanding soloist- preliminary

WILINGBORO HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL (April 2007)

Division I 2ndPlace (Finals) - Wilingboro
Division I Outstanding soloist (2)
Overall Soloist (2)

Mainland Jazz Festival (April 2007)

Participation Award

2006 AWARDS
 

PENNSAUKEN HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL

Participation Award- Pennsauken H.S.
Outstanding Soloist- Pennsauken H.S.
Outstanding Trumpet Section- Pennsauken H.S.

OVERBROOK HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL

Superior Rating - Overbrook H.S.
Best Rhythm section- Overbrook H.S.

CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL

Outstanding Soloist-preliminary
Preliminary- Gold Rating
Soloist Rick Kerber Award
Rick Kerber- Outstanding Musicianship Award
Best rhythm section

NORTH BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL

Division III- Outstanding Soloist
1st Place (finales) Division III

2005 AWARDS

MOVIE- The Battle of Eshu and Iku-
Music Drum Score &Martial Arts Choreographer

PENNSAUKEN HIGH SCHOOL

Lesprit Dui Festival- Pennsauken H.S.
Outstanding Soloist Pennsauken H.S.

 WILINGBORO HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL

Outstanding Soloist- Division II

CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL BAND FESTIVAL

Division II State Finalist - CHEROKEE

2004 AWARDS

FIESTIVAL ORLANDO FLORIDA

Superior Rating Lakeland, Orlando
Excellence Performance Rating
1st Place Festival
5 Outstanding Achievements
Outstanding Trumpet Section
Champion Festival

 2002 AWARDS

 PENNSAUKEN HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND FESTIVAL

Participation Award Pennsauken H.S.