imageErica Scrivner is the current Director of Bands and Music Technology at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Arizona.  After receiving her Master of Music: Music Education degree from Arizona State University, she taught elementary general music and elementary band in the Mesa Public Schools District before perusing a career at the secondary level. As a trumpet player, her primary educational medium is high school band. Erica has spent nine years teaching high school marching band, winter drumline, and winterguard.

As a performer, Erica Scrivner has played in a variety of community ensembles including the Wildwood Community Jazz Band, Danville Community Band and Reno Municipal Band. Throughout her undergraduate at the University of Nevada, Reno she enjoyed a wide variety of performance opportunities including wind bands, musicals, choir, pep band, and marching ensembles. Erica spent six years as a member of DCI drum and bugle corps including the Santa Clara Vanguard and the Concord Blue Devils, as well as two years marching with WGI Independent A class finalist, eNVision Percussion Theatre.

Mrs. Scrivner has a strong passion for secondary music education and greatly enjoys working with the young adult age groups.  While at Carl Hayden she has grown the band program to include a new WGAZ ensemble, Falcon Winter Arts, which allows both percussion and guard members to continue working on their performance skills throughout the spring semester. She is also working to restructure outdated district curricula and develop a new program titled Creating Music Through Technology.  The new course is a fusion of music appreciation, music production and industry, as well as media literacy.  Erica is also perusing her National Board Certification in Music.


Check out Erica’s Mande Drum and Dance web site.  This site is geared towards helping students learn about Mande music and culture.

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