About Dr. Cassandra McDonald
EDUCATION ADVOCATE AND COUNSELOR

Walden University PhD - Human Services: Family Studies – Intervention Strategies

Muskingum College New Concord, Ohio, M.A. in Education 1996

Thesis: The Effects of Breath Management Training Upon Vocal Production
Video: Sing With Ease: Effective Relaxation, Reducing Stage Fright, Correct, Posture, Diaphragmatic Breathing, Young and Mature Voices

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan B.A. in Music Education 1973

AWARDS

Dr. Martin L. King – Shared Gifts of Musical Expression 2011 Who’s Who Manchester Award 2009/2010 National Association of Professional Women’s Award 2009/2010 Outstanding Soloist Vocal Net Ovation Award--first vocalist to receive this award 2002 Business Woman of the Year Award for C.A.S.S. Productions 1997

Outstanding Soloist Charles Watkins International Pentecostal Assemblies of the World 1992

TEACHING/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

C.A.S.S.--M.I.N.D- Executive Director, 1973-present Founder and C.E.O. of (Creating Artists Stimulating Success) Productions Inc., later renamed C.A.S.S.- M.I.N.D., which is a 501c3 non-profit foundation that produces M.I.N.D. Your Own Business (Making Impact Negotiating Decisions) which is a yearlong computer media center providing basic literacy and career exploration for young people and adults and C.A.S.S. Performing Arts Camp which is an annual a week long summer camp for grades K-12 where children learn about music history, various genres of music, gospel, classical, and jazz, learn to read and interpret music, compose their own music. Award winning artists perform nightly. M.I.N.D. (Making Impact Negotiating Decision), a all year-long program, focuses on success in education, employment, and empowerment. Mind Your Own Business Fairs, which infuses the business community with education, are produced in High Schools, and in after-school library programs.

Muskingum College Praise Choir Director, 2000-present Founder and Director of Muskingum Praise Choir which had a course created around its creation. Music Enrichment After School Programs Instructor, 1995-2005 This program was designed and ran over 5 week periods for seven schools where they learned to read music, play instruments, and sing. The students at the culmination of the five weeks would put on a school concert. Rosecrans High School Music Teacher, 1994-1995 Worked to stimulate young minds and provide fun and educational music instruction for grades 9-12. Muskingum College Vocal Instructor, 1991-present Private Voice Instruction, Muskingum College: MUS 141/151 This course provides private, personal instruction centered around proper breathing techniques, enhancing vocal strength, and proper vocal performances

Choir, Muskingum College MUS:155/355 This course was designed around the creation of the praise choir and helps students expand their diversity in styles of singing

Special Topics in Education, Muskingum College: EDU 580-Graduate Program

Designed this course to provide educator instruction about incorporating music into their curriculum

Mid-East Vocational School Substitute Teacher, 1985-1992 Maintained a strong presence with Mid-East school districts through consistent substitute teaching. CASS Studio Private Music Instructor, 1973-present This is a private studio where I offer private lessons in voice and piano to children as young as four years of age and adults.

RESIDENCIES

Detroit City Schools, Detroit Michigan Zanesville City Schools, Zanesville, Ohio Saint Joseph Catholic School, Sylvania, Ohio Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio Friends of Freedom Underground Railroad, Zanesville Ohio PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLICATIONS From the Plantation to Classical Orchestration: The Spiritual- Our American Heritage This is an interactive one woman show that is filled with acting, historical and cultural references as well as spirituals and classical music. This show attracted the attention of Zanesville City Schools and was performed for several schools at Secrest Auditorium in Zanesville, Ohio. It is used as an educational tool to enhance readiness for state testing due to the historical and cultural relevance and accuracy. This show has been performed throughout the state of Ohio as part of a concert series, in churches, and on college campuses.

Oh Happy Day- This play is a time period play with a contemporary message that says, "We still need each other". This play was written and performed in conjunction with the communications department at Muskingum College.

Do You Know – Do You Know Him– Christmas Play

A commissioned play written and performed in Michigan about Christ’ sacrifice for Christian people containing original music and compositions. Reflections of Christ A play written and performed nationally around the Easter season which contains all original music and compositions.

God has a Purpose For Me

A play written and performed in Michigan portraying of Queen Ester with original music and composition. Just Let Him As an international recording artist, this is a gospel CD containing all original compositions. This CD debuted in Jamaica.

Do a Few Things Well. A More Excellent Way Magazine: A Global Christian Lifestyle Publication for Women, 2005. This article was published as a call to excellence for everyone in response to the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Rotary Club Member, 2009-present Girl Scouts of America, 2006-present Ohio Arts Fee Support Artist, 1990-present Thursday Music Club, 1975-present

OTHER INTERESTS AND PROJECTS

It’ s A Mind Thing! Radio Show

This is a one woman radio show produced on Blog Talk Radio once a week.

Licensed Life Coach

The licensing was obtained to help individuals become fulfilled and satisfied with not only who they are but with their lives. Life coaching serves to help individual move through tense moments in their lives and projects with less effort. Licensed International Evangelist The international evangelist licensing has allowed sermons to be brought forth nationally and internationally to help people gain a better understanding of Christ and the plans for their lives. FHTM Representative Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing is a company that provides an opportunity to those willing to work hard to achieve their financial goals and life dreams by providing a diverse lineup of competitively priced, exceptional products and services. Representatives are independent contractors who essentially have their own business and have the opportunity to become as successful as they wish to be.
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