• LEE N. WEISERT

    Music/Theatre/Communications
     
    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES and EXPERIENCE
     

    Curriculum Development

     

    Designed and wrote curriculum for the following courses:

     

    1.     Electronic Music

    2.     Electronic Communications

    3.     Television Production

    4.     Arranging-Orchestration

    5.     Broadcast Journalism

    6.     Theatre Technology

    7.     Symphonic Choir

    8.     Advanced Music

     

    Mr. Weisert has developed Independent Study Curriculums for the following topics:

     

    1.     Music Theory, History and Composition

    2.     Recording Arts

    3.     Video Production

    4.     Theatre-History and Future

    5.     Foundations of Music and Musicianship

    6.     Digital Video Production and NewTek Video Toaster

    7.     A History of the American Musical Theatre

    8.     Advanced Television Production

    9.     Audio Recording

    10. Conducting

    11. Advanced Video Graphics and Production

    12. Electronic Composition

    13. Compositional Analysis

    14. Computer Research and Development

    15. Music Theory and Appreciation

    16. Advanced Music Theory, History and Arranging
    17. Popular Music Business

     

     

     

     Important Citations and Awards:

     

    1.     Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award Recipient

    2.     State of New Jersey Mini Grant Award for Innovative Education

    3.     Governor’s Recognition Program, “Teacher of the Year”

    4.     Veteran of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year

     

     

    Notable Choir Performances:

     

    1.     National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

    2.     Christ Church, Alexandria, Va.

    3.     Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Va.

    4.     Old North Church, Boston, MA

    5.     Quincey Market, Boston, MA

    6.     National Choral Festival, Raritan Valley, NJ

     

    All-Shore Chorus

     

    Mr. Weisert served as conductor, president and secretary. His present duties include: Registered Agent, and Historian.

    Manasquan High School has had students in All-Shore every year since 1974.

     

    Technology

     

    Mr. Weisert has been at the forefront of technology at Manasquan High School:

     

    1.     Designed and built a professional 8-track digital recording studio in the high school.

    2.     Designed and built a television studio and post production facility in the high school.

    3.     Designed and built a computer music network within the recording studios featuring:  Sound Forge, CD Architect, Finale, Adobe Premiere, and more.

    4.     Has recorded numerous local musicians, recording artists and produced CD’s, DVD’s, cassettes, vinyl records and video tapes all as learning experiences for his students.

    5.     Helped design and install Manasquan High School’s CCTV system.

    6.     Maintains, services and upgrades computers, audio and video equipment.
     
    THEATRE DIRECTOR
     
    Production History - as Director
     
         Plays                                                          Musicals

     

    Don't Drink the Water                    1983-1984                      Shenandoah

    Dracula                                          1984-1985                      Pippin

    You Can't Take it With You            1985-1986                     West Side Story

    Martian Chronicles*                      1986-1987                      Carousel

    Fools                                            1987-1988                      Guys & Dolls

    The White House                          1988-1989                      Little Shop of Horrors

    Jabberwock                                  1989-1990                      Promises, Promises

    Bonechiller                                    1990-1991                     Godspell

    Up the Down Staircase                  1991-1992                     Sound of Music

    The Crucible                                 1992-1993                      Man of La Mancha

    The Curious Savage                      1993-1994                      Chess

    Workshops                                   1994-1995                     Li'l Abner

    Ray Bradbury Festival*                 1995-1996                     Into the Woods

    Medieval Banquet**                     1996-1997                     Wizard of Oz

    House of Frankenstein                 1997-1998                     Secret Garden

    Antigone                                      1998-1999                     The Music Man

    Play It Again Sam                        1999-2000                     Children of Eden

    Our Town                                     2000-2001                    ------

    Cuckoo's Nest                              2001-2002                    1776

    You Can't Take It With You           2002-2003                    Pippin

    Frankenstein 1930                        2003-2004                    Cinderella

    1601 Pennsylvania Avenue**        2004-2005                    Jane Eyre

    The Skin of Our Teeth                   2005-2006                     Beauty and the Beast

    The Butler Did It                           2006-2007                    Oklahoma!

    Inherit The Wind                           2007-2008                    Jekyll & Hyde
    Ms. Frankenstein's Monster          2008-2009                     Seussical
    Shakespeare One Acts                 2009-2010                    CATS
    Alice in Wonderland                     2010-2011                     A Tale of Two Cities*
    Voices from the High School         2011-2012                     Urinetown
    The Uninvited                               2012-2013                     Return to the Forbidden Planet
    The Cave Dwellers                       2013-2014                     Young Frankenstein
    Arsenic and Old Lace                   2014-2015                     Sweeney Todd
    The Snow Queen                          2015-2016
     

     

    * New Jersey Premier

    ** World Premiere      
     
     
     
    SCHOOL and COMMUNITY 
     
    1. Conductor/Music Director: Manasquan Festival Chorus and Orchestra
    2. Composer/Director: Manasquan Pageant Historical theatre piece for 200 singers, dancers, musicians, actors; performed at 100th Anniversary celebration, 1987
    3. Composer/Director: Gethsemane , Theatre piece for community Lenten celebration, 1995  
    4. Writer/Actor: Micah, the Man Who Owned the House, one person drama performed for local Lenten Service, 1997.
    5. Videographer: various Manasquan School District productions, including, Referendum-1995; Spring Lake Hts. Rec-Center; Manasquan Methodist Church Centennial; Manasquan Inlet Celebration.
    6. Provide music for annual 4th of July Celebration, and various other local events.
    7. Provide audio/visual assistance with guest speakers, theatre troupes and performers.
    8. Design and implement audio/visual facilities with community groups utilizing the Jack Nicholson Theatre.
    9. Act as community resource for faculty, staff, administration and community.
    10. Designed the Algonquin Arts Rising Stars program.
     
     
    TRUMPET    
     
    1. Former first chair with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra (1972-1983)
    2. Performed as trumpet soloist with the MSO:
         Arutunian: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
         J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto Number 2
         Aaron Copland: Quiet City
    3. Studied Historic Brass Instruments:
        in Basel, Switzerland with Edward H. Tarr
        at Indiana University with Edward H. Tarr
        at Syracuse University with Don Smithers
    4. Performer and Lecturer on Baroque Trumpet
    5. Teachers included:
              Jay D. Zorn
              Dan Sappochetti
              Mitchell Jellen
              Edward H. Tarr
              Don Smithers