Title: Music Teacher
Company: West Boylston Public Schools
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Samuel Asuque, Music Teacher at West Boylston Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music and choral instruction.
Mr. Asuque obtained a bachelor’s degree in music education in 2018 from Westfield State University in Massachusetts. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in choral conducting at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Asuque provided superior service as choral scholar with the Church of Atonement in Westfield from 2014 to 2017, where he rehearsed and performed vocally for Sunday services, provided instrumental accompaniment in various services playing French horn, hand bells, and other various percussion instruments. As a children’s minister with Vineyard Church in Hopkinton, Massachusetts from 2015 to 2016, Mr. Asuque created, taught, and managed curriculum, accounted for students with individualized education programs (IEPs) and provided appropriate accommodations to their needs. As community theater music director with Sterling Community Theater in Sterling, Massachusetts in 2018, Mr. Asuque taught adults in various levels of knowledge the music from “Mamma Mia.” In addition to teaching music to the cast, he hired an orchestra for the shows.
From 2018 to the present, Mr. Asuque has excelled as a music teacher with West Boylston Middle High School where he creates and teaches choral lessons, music theory, and general music for students in grades six to 12, as well as created and established curriculum for non-choral classes and provided accommodations as appropriate for students with IEPs.
Mr. Asuque found music as his profession when he attended the senior district festivals held throughout Massachusetts. At first, he had wanted to go into school for nursing and forensic science, but after being exposed to a higher caliber of music at the core level, he began to see that one of his first loves would be a more satisfying career. Mr. Asuque has always been in a band. After attending a senior district festival, he joined his school chorus. The amount of joy that singing brought to him and the amount of confidence in ensemble togetherness, being in one group of hundreds of singers, was just an emotion that he couldn’t really describe. He became passionate about wanting to share that emotion with other people, which inspired him to become a music teacher.
In the coming years, Mr. Asuque sees himself continuing to teach music in public schools. As far as his career is concerned, his goal is to be able to teach at least 10 more years in public school before he applies to teach at a college or university.
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