Phone: (847) 270-9950 Ext. 4212
Degrees and Certifications:
Illinois Teaching License: Music K-12 Master of Music Education Choral Music VanderCook College of Music Chicago, Illinois Bachelor of Music Education Choral & Instrumental Music Concordia University Chicago River Forest, Illinois
Mr. Sean J. M. Newman
Sean J. M. Newman is a music educator, in-demand piano accompanist, clinician, judge, guest conductor, private instructor and coach. He has accompanied, judged and guest conducted for various institutions in the Chicagoland area.
He is in his 6th year teaching music full-time at Round Lake Area Schools - Community Unit School District #116. During that time, he has taught students in grades 1-12. Responsibilities of his have included teaching, directing, co-directing and coordinating curricular and extracurricular choirs of all levels and abilities, general music, music enrichment, vocal lessons, handchimes, reading intervention, musicals, a madrigal dinner, talent and variety shows and community performances. He has taught at Round Lake High School, Round Lake Middle School, John T. Magee Middle School and is currently teaching at W. J. Murphy Elementary School.
Mr. Newman received the Master of Music Education degree in choral music from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago and the Bachelor of Music Education degree in choral and instrumental music from Concordia University Chicago.
Mr. Newman is a member of the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA)/National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA). He is the District 7 Representative for the Illinois Chapter of ACDA. Outside of his musical endeavors, Mr. Newman volunteers for the Tourette Syndrome Camping Organization and the Wisconsin Chapter of the Tourette Association of America. These organizations benefit and provide opportunities to kids with Tourette's Syndrome and its associated disorders, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).