Highlights
Brass Instructor
2015-present
South Texas College
Second Trombone
2016-present
Valley Symphony Orchestra
Publications
Works published by Cherry Classics Music & Kagarice Brass Editions
Clinics
Presentations at conferences including the International Trombone Festival
and the International Tuba & Euphonium Association regional conference.
Education
D.M.A.
2012
The Ohio State University
  • Major Trombone Performance
  • Advisor Joseph Duchi (Columbus Symphony)
M.M.
2006
Northwestern University
  • Major Wind and Percussion Performance
  • Teacher Michael Mulcahy (Chicago Symphony)
B.M.
2005
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
  • Major Orchestral Studies
  • Teacher Jay Friedman (Chicago Symphony)
Summer Festival
2003-2004
Chautauqua Institution
  • Teacher John Marcellus (National Symphony)
Teaching
Post-secondary
South Texas College
2015-present
Brass Instructor
Courses taught
  • Private lessons (Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)
  • Symphonic band
  • Brass ensemble
  • Music theory I
  • Aural training I
  • Music fundamentals
  • Music appreciation
Recruitment
  • Quadrupled studio enrollment in two years
  • High school honor band director
  • Texas Music Educators Association ensemble judge
  • UIL solo/ensemble competition judge
  • International Tuba & Euphonium Association competition judge
  • San Benito High School solo competition judge
  • TubaChristmas guest conductor
Service activities
  • Awarded $3.5 million for building expansion as part of facilities committee
  • Invited and coordinated international-level guest artists
  • Grade appeal committee
  • Faculty search committees
  • Purchased set of instruments for student use
  • Built department website
The Ohio State University
2009-2012
Teaching Associate
Courses taught
  • Trombone lessons
  • Trombone choir
  • 18th century improvisation
Recruitment
  • Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra section coach
  • Ohio Music Educators Association all-region orchestra section coach
  • High school honor band section coach
Service Activities
  • Raised $12,000 in institutional grants
  • Organized and led 4-day research tour to Chicago
  • Built and maintained studio website
Roosevelt University
2003-2005
Academic Tutor
Individual Instruction
  • Music Theory
  • Aural Training
  • Keyboard Skills
Conducting
South Texas College Symphonic Band
2016-present
Director
South Texas College Brass Ensemble
2015-present
Director
Orchestra School of Central Ohio
2015-2017
Assistant Director
Ohio Music Educators Association: SC Regional Orchestra
2012-2015
Brass Section Coach
Capital University Trombone Choir
2015
Guest Conductor
Texas State University Trombone Symposium Choir
2014
Guest Conductor
Blood Sweat and Brass
2012
Director
OSU Trombone Choir
2009-2012
Assistant Director
Unioto High School Band
2011
Clinician
Westerville Central High School Band
2010
Clinician
Masterclasses
The University of Texas: Rio Grande Valley
2017
The University of Iowa
2015
Ohio University Trombone Day
2015
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
2014
University of Dayton
2014
Ohio Wesleyan University
2012
Pre-collegiate Teaching
Private Studio
2003-present
Brass Instructor
Students offered scholarships to study music at:
  • University of North Texas
  • Indiana University
  • Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Arizona State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Texas A&M - Kingsville
Orchestra School of Central Ohio
2015-2017
Assistant Director
Gahanna-Jefferson School District
2013-2015
Low Brass Instructor
Jefferson Academy of Music
2012-2013
Trombone Instructor
Teays Valley School District
2010-2012
Low Brass Instructor
Wooster Music Camp
2005
Clinician
Performance
Orchestra
Valley Symphony Orchestra
2016-present
Second Trombone
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra
2014-2015
Second Trombone
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
2011-2015
Principal Trombone
Orchestra Iowa
2007-2009
Second Trombone
Substitute Positions
Victoria Symphony Orchestra
2017
OPUS Chamber Orchestra
2016
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
2011-2015
Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra
2012-2014
Trinity Seminary Orchestra
2013-2014
Middletown Symphony Orchestra
2013
Broad Street Presbyterian Orchestra
2011-2012
Westerville Symphony Orchestra
2010-2012
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
2010-2011
Trinity Methodist Chancel Orchestra
2010
Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest
2004
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
2001
Solo
South Texas College
2015-present
  • One full recital
  • Two "faculty showcase" partial recitals
South Texas Brass Symposium
2017
Guest Faculty Soloist
  • Bonde: Ballad in Blue
McAllen Symphonic Band
2017
Featured Soloist
  • Simons: Atlantic Zephyrs
Central Ohio Brass Band
2015
Featured Soloist
  • Langford: Rhapsody for Trombone
University of Iowa
2015
Guest Artist Recital
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
2014
Guest Artist Recital
University of Dayton
2014
Guest Artist Recital
Hilliard Community Band
2012
Featured Soloist
  • Pryor: Thoughts of Love
Ohio State University
2009-2012
Doctoral Recitals
  • 2012 "Music of Henri Tomasi"
  • 2011 "Baroque Trombone"
  • 2010 "Vocal Transcriptions for Trombone"
  • 2010 "Trombone Classics"
  • 2009 "Winter Recital"
Gahanna Gold Band
2010
Featured Soloist
  • Pryor: Blue Bells of Scotland
PianoForte Foundation
2007
Guest Artist Recital
Small Ensemble
Midwest Brassworks
2015
St. Paul Brass Quintet
2014-2015
Central Ohio Brass Band
2014-2015
Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra
2014
Ohio Capital Winds
2014
Ohio State University chamber ensembles
2009-2014
  • 2014 Conference Pop Culture and the Deep Past
  • 2012 Conference Music in the Carolingian World
  • 2010 Ohio Brass Arts Festival
  • Four Faculty Recitals
  • Six Doctoral Recitals
Springfield Symphony Brass Quintet
2012
Bones Alone Trombone Choir
2012
Brass Band of Columbus
2011
Ohio Brass Band
2009
Cedar Rapids Symphony Brass Quintet
2009
St. Elisabeth's Chamber Musicians
2006-2009
MusiCorps Brass Quintet, Civic Orchestra of Chicago
2007
Staged
Opera Project Columbus
2015
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Springfield Symphony Orchestra
2013
Bizet: Carmen
Gahanna Lincoln Theatre
2013
Bernstein: West Side Story
Ohio Wesleyan University
2010
Herman: Mame
University of Chicago
2009
Gilbert & Sullivan: Ruddigore
Columbia College Chicago
2008-2009
  • Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance
  • Bernstein: West Side Story
Signal Ensemble Theater (Chicago)
2008
Edwards: 1776
National Tour, NETWorks Productions
2006-2007
Shaiman: Hairspray
Mercury Theater (Chicago), Blue Dog Entertainment
2006
Hollmann: Urinetown
The House Theatre (Chicago)
2006
O'Donnell: Valentine Victorious
Ohio Light Opera
2005
  • Benatzky: White Horse Inn
  • Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe
  • Gilbert & Sullivan: The Sorcerer
  • Kálmán: A Soldier's Promise
  • Leigh: Man of La Mancha
  • Offenbach: The Island of Tulipatan
  • Rombergh: Maytime
  • Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus
  • Stuart & Ward: A Friend of Napoleon
Salt Creek Ballet Company
2004
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Research & Presentations
International Tuba & Euphonium Convention Regional Conference
2017
Lecture "Jazz Pedagogy for Classical Repertoire"
South Texas Brass Symposium
2015
Lecture "Mouthpiece Practice: Techniques for Effective Buzzing"
Martin Schmid Blechbläsernoten
2015
Book Contribution Die Welt der Altposaune - World of Alto Trombone
  • by Peter Körner and Henrich Thein
International Trombone Festival
2014
Lecture "Mouthpiece Practice: Techniques for Effective Buzzing"
Texas State University Trombone Symposium
2014
Lecture "Mouthpiece Practice: Techniques for Effective Buzzing"
Wright State University Horn and Trombone Festival
2014
Lecture "The Well-Tempered Musician: Playing Nicely With Others"
Ohio State University
2012
Dissertation "Pitch Performance: A Rational Approach to the Acquisition of Intonation Skills"
Big XII Trombone Conference
2012
Lecture "Phrase Analysis Through Historically Informed Improvisation"
JayFriedman.net
2009
Article "An Introduction to Temperament"
Compositions & Arrangements
Cherry Classics Music
Blazhevich: Concert Piece no. 5
2017
Orchestration for Wind Ensemble
Saint-Saëns: Cavatine
2016
Orchestration for Symphony Orchestra
Saint-Saëns: Cavatine
2013
Orchestration for Wind Ensemble
Kagarice Brass Editions
Bach Chorales Deconstructed, Volume 2
2012
Studies for Trombone Ensembles
Bach Chorales Deconstructed, Volume 1
2008
Studies for Trombone Ensembles
Intonation Studies for Three Trombones
2004
Method for Orchestral Trombone Section
TenorPosaune.com
Eight More Duets
2017
For Two Trombones
Lament for Vern
2014
Brass Quintet
Irving Berlin: Three Songs
2014
Arrangement for Horn and Trombone Duet
Bill Adam: Daily Routine
2013
Adaptation for Trombone
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
2012
Arrangement for Trombone Octet
Mouthpiece Routine
2010
Exercises with Audio Stimuli
Debussy: Two Songs
2006
Arrangement for Trombone and Piano
A Trombonist's Hymnal
2005
384 Bach Chorales Transcribed for Trombone Quartet
Eight Duets
2004
For Two Trombones
Tommy Dorsey: Trombonology
2004
Transcription for Trombone and Piano
Technology
Web Development
Music practice apps
Educational organizations
Individual musicians
Honors & Affiliations
International Trombone & Euphonium Association
2017-present
Member
Texas Music Educators Association
2017-present
Member
International Trombone Association
2003-present
Member
American Federation of Musicians
2011-2015
Local 160
North American Brass Band Association
2015
First Place, Adult Brass Ensemble
Ohio State University School of Music
2012
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate
Pi Kappa Lambda
2012
National Music Honor Society
Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle
2004
Graduate
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
2000
National Merit Scholar