Sean J. M. Newman is a music educator, conductor, piano accompanist, organist, clinician, adjudicator, presenter, and researcher. Sean is a Ph.D. student and graduate teaching assistant in music education at the University of Iowa. At Iowa, he has taught Methods and Materials for the Classroom Teacher, Techniques of Conducting, assisted with Choral Methods and The University of Iowa Youth Chorale, guest taught for Introduction and Practicum: Music, presented for the collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), supervised student teachers, and assisted with Foundations of Education. Sean is an Illinois native, originally from the Chicago area suburbs.
Previously, Mr. Newman taught general music and choir to grades 1-12 at Round Lake Area Schools - Community Unit School District #116 in the northern Chicago suburbs. Sean has also been a piano accompanist and organist for educational institutions, churches, synagogues, private events, and various organizations. He has also worked as a substitute teacher in various school districts, a private voice and piano instructor, an interfaith religious musician, and a musical theatre director.
Sean earned the Master of Music Education degree with choral music emphasis from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree with choral and instrumental music emphases from Concordia University Chicago. He has also completed Kodály Level I and II at Indiana University Bloomington.