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Rick Auvil

MERLOT Contributor
Freelance musician, academic integration, and education technology consultant
Self employed
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Member Type: Consultant
Last Login: Apr 19, 2012
Member Since: Aug 24, 2008



Primary Affiliation:
  • Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (Non-Profit, Public, PA, United States)
Secondary Affiliations:
  • Musician, Arts Educator, and Eclectic Educational Technology Consultant (Other, Other, PA, United States)
  • Governor's Institute For Arts Educators (Content Area Partner) (Government, State, PA, United States)
  • United High School, Armagh, PA (Retired) (Education, High School, PA, United States)

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Skills & Interests

  • Academic Support Services/Faculty Development (Expert)
    Academic Integration and Creative classroom Technology trainer and consultant
  • Arts/Music/Music Education (Expert)
    Skilled music instructor and conductor. Public education for over 30 years, private studio instruction for 35 years.
  • Arts/Music/Music Technology (Expert)
    Submitted thesis proposal in 1991 to develop a sequential approach to organizing and managing a music computer laboratory. Since then, Mr. Auvil has stayed current with developments in music technology and multimedia academic integration.
  • Arts/Theatre (Advanced)
    25 years as high school director of musicals, stage plays, and variety shows. Freelance performer on bass (electric & upright), guitar, and trumpet for high school, regional theater, and professional productions.
  • Education/Educational Leadership (Advanced)
    Departmental and regional team leader with presentation experience in music computer applications, guitar in the classroom, jazz education, multi-subject academic integration, and assessment development.

Education History

  • M.A. Music Theory and Composition (12/1991)
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. Music Education (05/1977)
    Edinboro State College


  • Pennsylvania Governor's Institute for Arts Educators
    Content Area Partner 07/2000 - Current


  • A workshop/literature scan for public school jazz educators at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Three Jazz Band Festival. The festival was held on February 5 through 7, 2004. It was hosted at Indiana Are High School (PA).
  • Summer Happening Creative Technology Program, 06/15/1991
    This was a week long residential program for H.S. students, which also included a faculty element. Mr. Auvil was the successful associate grant author for this program which focused on multimedia creativity, technology, and their combined performance.
  • Implementing A Music Technology Laboratory, 10/22/1990
    ARIN I.U. 28 Regional Teacher's Conference: This was a presentation concerning the details of purchasing equipment, software, and the physical set-up and management of a school music technology computer lab. Participant comments were very good!
  • Technology and Creativity: An Overview of Student Activities, 02/06/1990
    This presentation included live performances by students using a combination of technology and musical instruments. Included were original student compositions and the world premier of "Mystic Drums" for clarinet and computer composed by Mr. Auvil.