Dr. Marcheta Williams
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    Visual and Performing Arts Director, Marcheta Williams, Ed.D., joins Madera Unified with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of Visual and Performing Arts.  A seasoned educator administrator, and accomplished performer, she brings to the position over twenty years of experience that include:  elementary, middle school, and high school teaching and administration.  Dr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, University of Southern California, Thorton School of Music, and the University of California, Berkeley.
     
     
     
  • Director of VAPA Accomplishments

    2020 Best Communities for Music Education

    2019-2020

    · Continued Expansion of String Orchestra Program at the Elementary School Level

    · Instituted Mariachi Music Program at the 3 Middle School Levels

    · Facilitated the development of distance learning instruction for Elementary Music

     

    2019 Best Communities for Music Education

    2018-2019

    · Expansion of String Orchestra Program at the Middle School Level

    · Instituted Mariachi Music Program at the Middle School Level

    · Expanded MUSD Honor Concert to include: High School Band students

     

    2018 Best Communities for Music Education

    2017-2018

    · Expanded MUSD Honor Concert to include: MUSD String Orchestra

    · 2017 California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Outstanding Administrator Awardee

    · Executive Board Member of The California Alliance for Arts Education

    · Continued expansion of the String Orchestra at three elementary school sites

    · Continued expansion of the Middle School Jazz Program K-8

    · 2018 Best Communities of Music Education

     

    2017 Best Communities for Music Education

    2016-2017

    · Developed MUSD Honor Concert to include 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade band students

    · Instituted district-wide Elementary Choral Festival

    · Continued expansion of the String Orchestra at two elementary school sites

    · Continued expansion of the Middle School Jazz Program K-8

    · Expanded Visual Arts Classes to 4th grade

    · 2017 Best Communities of Music Education

    · Organized the Madera Community Band to play at the Madera Adult School Commencement Ceremony

     

    2015-2016

    · Secured Grant for Elementary Strings Orchestra

    · Established Jazz Band at the middle school level

    · Continued to expand String Orchestra Programs at the elementary level

    · Established Folkloric Dance Classes at the elementary level

    · Established Visual Arts Classes at the elementary level

    · Facilitated Professional Development Opportunities for High School Art Teachers

    · Facilitated Traveling Drama Productions at the elementary level

    · Madera Unified's First Jazz Band Clinic with special guest, 4-time Grammy Winner, Composer, Pianist Billy Childs

    · Established the Hip Hop Music Therapy Program for Alternative Education Schools

    · Keynote Speaker at the Conn-Selmer Institute Conference in Indiana (see minute 9:40)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW1Nu5zILtI

     

    2014-2015

    · Developed Elementary String Program

    · Increased overall Itinerant Music Staff by two teachers

    · Implemented weekly VAPA Newsletter

    · Coordinated District Art Gallery

    · Coordinated monthly VAPA Presentations at Board Meetings

    · Increased awareness in the community of MUSD VAPA Students

    · Standards used Standardized Curriculum for Elementary General Music

    · Elementary String Orchestra & Instrumental Music K-12

     

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