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Abigail Roque

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Bio

I am a student of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a degree in Instrumental Music Education. I am polite, kind, respectful, passionate and a extremely motivated worker. I am looking for elementary or middle school band director position.

Education

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Bachelor's degree program
2019 - 2021
  • Majors:
    • Music Teacher Education

McLennan Community College

Associate's degree program
2016 - 2019
  • Majors:
    • Music Teacher Education

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Music

    • Dream career goals:

      Instrumental Music Teacher EC-12

    • Tutor

      Waco High school
      2018 – Present6 years
    • Substitute

      Waco Montessori School
      2015 – Present9 years
    • Concierge

      Hilton Waco
      2019 – 20212 years
    • Server

      Hilton Waco
      2019 – 20201 year

    Sports

    Track & Field

    Junior Varsity
    2016 – 2016

    Research

    • Music History, Literature, and Theory

      Independent — Undergraduate Researcher
      2016 – 2016

    Arts

    • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

      Music
      University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Wind Ensemble
      2019 – Present
    • McLennan Wind Ensemble

      Music
      Mclennan Community Wind Ensemble
      2016 – 2019
    • McLennan Theater

      Theatre
      how do you succeed in business without really trying, La Fille du régiment , Pirates of Penzance , South Pacific
      2016 – 2019
    • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Wind Ensemble

      Conducting
      university of Mary Hardin-Baylor Showcase
      2020 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Downtown Waco Farmers Market — Welcome booth to answer questions
      2015 – 2019
    • Volunteering

      Mission Waco — Gardner
      2016 – 2020
    • Volunteering

      Kappa Kappa Psi — Historian
      2020 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Nikhil Desai "Favorite Film" Scholarship
    This terrifying story is a spine-chiller, thanks to the film director Tom Tykwer, who did a breathtaking job of bringing out the story from the novel "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer", which was written 1985 The novel and movie describes one of the five senses, smell, and it shows us how profound it can be. Ben Whishaw, who plays the protagonist Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, does an amazing job of putting scent into words and giving smell images in our heads. Acting-wise the actors do an incredible job and they visually made a movie that is quite easy to follow. The scenic choices, costume design, and makeup are also beautifully done. The music helps viewers with understanding how to feel about what is happening in the scenes. The acting and the story made me want to start sniffing the tv screen. It is amazing to see filmmakers go to great lengths to choose the creative elements of their films and "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" does exactly that. This movie is unique and it had me at the edge of my seat the whole time. The movie actually made me start to forgive the serial killer. Most movies are predictable, but this movie is not. I honestly could not have thought what the ending was going to be like. The movie shows us what the power of scent is capable of doing. What I think the message in this movie was about Grenouille’s loneliness, and how Grenouille is trying to fit in somewhere in this world and that he just wants to find someone to love him.
    Bold Moments No-Essay Scholarship
    This is a Youtube link and a picture of my boldest moment. The video is me auditioning to be UMHB's next student conductor. I was very hesitant to even record a audition, being a Woman and Latina, it's a very competitive role in the music education role. The responsibilities of a student conductor is to be a leader for the Ensemble, lead the group through music, through hand gestures you tell the performers how the composer would like the piece played. I made Student Conductor for University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Wind Ensemble for 2020-2021 https://youtu.be/MXk-SQS7sME
    Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship
    This here is my little Luna, her full name is Lunipur June. I promise she is the cutest little fluff you have laid eyes on, even though this photo is of her soaked! The story being this photo... One day we went for a walk, I spotted some flowers and though "Oh how cute would it be to make my puppy a Easter flower crown." Well, while I was occupied with making a flower crown of evening tulips, my Luna was splashing away in rain puddles! We still put the flower crown on her, even though she was SOAKED!
    JuJu Foundation Scholarship
    My greatest inspiration in life is music. Growing up I saw my parents strive to be considered “financially stable.” My parents immigrated as children to America with the mindset to raise their future children in a safer environment and to never experience their childhood traumas. My two brothers and I had an amazing childhood, we had an education, friends,food, and music. No matter what, my parents wanted music to forever be a part of my life. We lived a very paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle, but my mom always made sure I was in piano lessons, no matter what struggle or sacrifice she made. While being in grade school, I immediately knew that I wanted to go into music education. My first concert performance experience in middle school made me come to the realization that I knew music is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Music has given me more than just everyday life skills, it has given me friendship, such as the people who I performed with in the wind ensemble, musicals, and opera. In my collegiate level, I am met with support and new challenges each day. I came to realize that I wanted to be a guiding light for other young passionate lives someday. I want to be a music educator, who captivates, inspires, and challenges my future students everyday. My motivation is to be able to teach younger lives and to show them how important music is in our world. I want to continue in life with the idea that I can inspire my students through the captivation, beauty, and emotional value of music. There is a lot of comfort when thinking of my future, where I can educate and help students who share the same struggles and adversity I experienced in my past. In my future, I plan to use my words, experience, and research to apply for grants for music classrooms in need of help from new musical instruments, technology, equipment, and other resources. My biggest dream is to one day provide an opportunity to help jumpstart and support a school's music program. I believe that music should be part of every young student’s well-rounded education and a part of their life because music was there for me when nothing else was.