BM '03 (Saxophone), MAT '04 (Music Education)
The UArts MAT program pays equal attention to quality musicianship skills and high education standards. This foundation is vital as many alumni move into roles where they are not just teaching students about music, but building and advocating for music programs.
Sharin Rello is a music educator for the Lawrence Township Public School District in Mercer County, New Jersey. She teaches general, vocal and instrumental music at Lawrence Intermediate School working with students in 4th to 6th grade, and is a past director of the LIS musical, Lawrence High School jazz and marching band. During her tenure in the district, Sharin has revived the musical theater program at the Intermediate school and created a district wide jazz festival. She focuses on giving students authentic musical experiences through guest artists and performances. Through grant writing and connections made at UArts, she has been able to provide students with enriching experiences with professional musicians and local composers. Sharin has grown into a teacher-leader in her district, always looking for ways to make meaningful connections between the arts, academics and students' social and emotional learning. She is constantly seeking out new professional opportunities to grow as a teacher and to share her passion and love of music with her students. This includes the important work of collaborating with local colleges and universities to help prepare the next generation of music educators through practicum and student teaching experiences.
Sharin Rello also performs professionally as a saxophone player in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area. She holds Pennsylvania and New Jersey Teaching Certificates in Music K–12. She is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a MAT in Music Education and a BM in Saxophone Performance. She has also recently completed a Teacher Leadership Program at Rider University and was named Mercer County 2018 Teacher of the Year.