Music EducatoR

Sean Carney conducting at the ETM-LA Gala at the Novo theater, December 2018

Sean Carney conducting at the ETM-LA Gala at the Novo theater, December 2018




Western Michigan University                                                       

Kalamazoo, Michigan 

2006 – 2011

Choral/General Music Education

Dean’s List: Fall 2006 – 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2011

Teaching Experience:


Education Through Music – Los Angeles (ETM-LA),

Partner Site – Ingenium Charter Elementary School

            Music Teacher, 2015 - present

ETM-LA is a non-for-profit organization that partners with inner city schools with the mission to provide and promote music in disadvantaged schools as part of the core curriculum for every child to enhance students’ academic achievement, creativity and overall development.


San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus

            Music Director, 2017 - present

The San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus promotes musical excellence in children, and provides children and youth of diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds in the San Fernando Valley with the opportunity for artistic and personal growth through superior choral instruction, community outreach, and choral music performance.


No Limits For Deaf Children

            Music Teacher, 2014 - 2015

No Limits teaches deaf children the skills to succeed in school and in life through its national theater group and education centers.


SLAM Program

            Site Coordinator, 2013 - 2014

SLAM! engages a network of passionate college student volunteers to teach after-school arts programs in underserved public high schools in the Los Angeles area.


Three Rivers High School, MI

Internship under Joel Moore, Fall 2011

Conducted, directed and taught 5 choirs daily, which included 3 high school choirs, an 8th grade and a 7th grade choir.

Conducted and performed with the Women of Aristocrats at the Michigan Fall ACDA conference, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan


Western Michigan University

Pre-internship/Practicum: “Music for the Classroom Teacher”. Taught adult students in a college course geared towards basic music competency under the direction of Delores Gauthier, Fall 2010

Gold Company, Men’s Section Leader, Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

Collegiate Singers, Bass/Baritone Section Leader, Fall 2009 – Fall 2010


St. Monica School, MI

Pre-internship/Practicum: Elementary General Music. Taught music and musical concepts to a variety of elementary classes under the direction of Dr. Delores Gauthier, Spring 2010.


Portage North Middle School, MI

Pre-Internship/Practicum: 7th Grade Choir. Rehearsed and observed a 7th grade choir under the direction of Robert Jordan, Fall 2011