Caitlin Lucic has taught at MacPhail since 2013. She is a Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail®, School Partnerships, and Online School Partnerships instructor. She is also a performer for the MacPhail Music for Life performance hours. Prior to working for MacPhail, she taught classroom/vocal music, instrumental music, marching percussion, percussion ensemble and private percussion lessons in Hastings, Woodbury, Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, and several other Twin Cities school districts.
She uses the Kodaly Method and the Orff-Schulwerk in her teaching to provide joyful, engaging learning experiences for her students. Caitlin enjoys integrating music with other disciplines to help children discover the powerful ways music connects our world. Caitlin presents workshops/camps for children that integrate world music, art, and environmental learning with a focus on marimba and percussion instruments.
She is a freelance percussionist/marimbist and has performed with several Twin Cities performing groups including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Exultate Chamber Choir and Festival Orchestra, the Rochester Symphony, and the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 she was the drummer/percussionist for the Lorie Line Holiday Tour and in 2019 she will make her debut with Lyric Arts-Main Street Stage in Anoka, MN.
Caitlin holds a Master of Music in Percussion from The Hartt School of Music, and a Bachelors of Music in Percussion from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She completed Kodaly Levels 1 & 2 and Orff Level 1 at the University of St. Thomas. She holds a MN teaching license in K-12 Instrumental/Classroom Music Education from the University of MN-Twin Cities, and is trained in the Responsive Classroom and Teach Like a Champion approaches to establishing a positive classroom climate.
In 2018, she was awarded the James. E. Ericksen Professional Development Grant in conjunction with MacPhail Center for Music. Caitlin is utilizing this award to study jazz improvisation, world music, and drum set at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN with Dr. David Hagedorn.