Erica Scrivner is currently the Director of Athletic Bands and Music Technology at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Before receiving her Master of Music: Music Education degree from Arizona State University, she spent nine years teaching high school marching band, winter drumline, and winterguard while starting her career teaching elementary general music in Reno, Nevada. After receiving her Masters of Music: Music Education 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. Throughout her career, Erica has written drill and designed marching programs for several groups in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Erica received her National Board Certification for Early Adolescents through Young Adults in Music in December of 2018. Erica recently finished an additional Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from American College of Education.
As a performer, Erica Scrivner has played in a variety of community ensembles and 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. While at Carl Hayden she has grown the Falcon Band Program to include both winter percussion and winter guard opportunities including the establishment of an Independent A Winter Percussion Ensemble: Phoenix Union Indoor.
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 and updating district curricula to develop a new program in Creating Music Through Technology as a multi-level program, Falcon Music Technology. The new course is a fusion of music appreciation, music production and industry, as well as media literacy with advanced students provided an opportunity to earn Dual Enrollment credit through South Mountain Community College in Live Sound Reinforcement.
Check out Erica’s Mande Drum and Dance web site. This site is geared towards helping students learn about Mande music and culture.