Carol J. Kramer

27190 Crestview Drive / Richland Center, WI 53581-8787 / (608) 604-7786


To join a dedicated staff which welcomes an experienced, competent and creative member skilled in organization and management, oral and written communication, accounting, a wide range of computer applications (with a special fondness for graphics), artistic design, musical performance, pedagogy, and adjudication! there such a place?


Private Musical Instruction, Richland Center, WI

Woodwind Instructor, 1994-present

 Teach students of all ages and levels

 Conducted summer saxophone camps for area saxophone students 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, & 2007.

Freelance Musician, Richland Center and surrounding areas (Madison to Platteville)

Saxophonist, 1994-present

 Play with concert bands, jazz bands, and Burlap Sax quartet

 Present clinics and talks on the saxophone family and its history

Wisconsin School Music Association

Adjudicator, 1997-present

 Adjudicate middle and high school level bands, solos and ensembles at local, regional, and state music festivals

Web Site Design

Freelance web site designer, 1997-present

 Design web sites for private individuals, professional organizations, and public institutions

Richland & Riverdale Schools, Richland Center & Muscoda, WI

Substitute Teacher, 1996-2016

 Worked with elementary, middle, and high school band programs

 Worked in middle school library (IMC)

 Worked in LD and CDB programs

Tutor, 2001-2002

 Tutored a high school student in all subject areas

Richland School District, Richland Center, WI

Volunteer, 1995-present

 Create many original bulletin boards (my passion) for middle school library/halls and for high school Spanish

 Help with band recruitment program and other musical performance and teaching activities, 1995-present

 Worked at Middle School Scholastic Book Fair, 1996-2017

 Entered data for automation of school libraries, 1996-1997

 Tutored bilingual student in English, 1995-1997

 Cataloged classroom library, 1995-96

 Produced sixth grade newspaper, 1995-96

Eagle School, Richland Center, WI

Band Director, Instrumental Music Teacher, grades 4-12, Sep 1995 - May 1996

 Directed band program

 Recruited and instructed students on all band instruments

 Presented two major concerts

 Organized school's first solo and ensemble contest/festival

The United States Army Field Band, Washington, D.C.

Saxophonist; Operations Office Manager & Budget Analyst/Asst Resource Manager, Nov 1974 - Nov 1994

 Toured throughout the nation and the world as saxophonist with the Army's premier touring musical representatives, 1974-1990

 Professionally copied musical arrangements both by hand and with computer

 Managed the unit's $1.6 million budget, 1991-1994     

 Conducted quarterly budget reviews at the Pentagon

 Initiated and operated automated accounting system for unit

 Supervised office personnel in administrative and clerical duties

 Wrote and edited unit's publicity materials and correspondence

 Noncommissioned Officer in charge of continuing education

 Unit Alcohol and Drug Control Noncommissioned Officer

Raymond Elementary School, Raymond, WI

Band Director, Instrumental Music Teacher, grades 3-8; 8th grade Art and General Music Teacher; 1973-1974

 Directed 3 concert bands

 Organized and directed jazz band

 Recruited and instructed students on all instruments

 Assimilated Special Ed children into band program

 Conducted Summer band and lesson program

 Taught eighth grade Art and General Music

Oak Creek Adult Education Program, Oak Creek, WI

English Teacher, 1968-1969             

 Taught English to Spanish-speaking adults in adult education program


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Instrumental Music Education, 1973

 Member, Sigma Epsilon Sigma Honor Society

 Graduated with High Honors


 Awarded the Army's Meritorious Service Medal for excellence in performance both musically and in the area of finance and operations

 Awarded three Army Commendation Medals for outstanding achievement

 Computer literate with experience in word processing, graphics, data management, and Internet (links on home page)

 Professional musician - performed with the U. S. Army Field Band for 20 years

 First woman ever to retire from a career in a Special Band of the U.S. Armed Forces

 Mensa member

 WRCO Triviathon 2000 winner!

, March 31, 2017