Highlights
Brass Instructor
South Texas College
Orchestral Positions
  • Current Valley Symphony Orchestra
  • 2014-2015 Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra
  • 2011-2015 Springfield Symphony Orchestra
  • 2007-2009 Orchestra Iowa
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 (Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)
  • Symphonic band
  • Brass ensemble
  • Music theory I
  • Aural training I
  • Music fundamentals
  • Music appreciation
Recruitment
  • Quintupled studio enrollment in three 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
  • Invited and coordinated guest artists
  • Faculty search committees
  • Grade appeal & Facilities committees
  • Purchased set of instruments for student use
  • Accompanied student recitals and juries
  • Built department website
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
2018-present
Lecturer
Courses taught
  • Euphonium lessons
  • 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
    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:
    • Indiana University
    • University of North Texas
    • Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
    • Arizona State University
    • Ohio State University
    • University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
    • 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-present
    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
    Rio Grande Valley Trombone Trio
    2018-present
    RockSlide
    2015
    Founding Director and Arranger
    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 Trombone Festival
    July 2018
    Lecture "Jazz Pedagogy for Classical Repertoire"
    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
    von Weber: Romanza
    2018
    Orchestration for Wind Ensemble
    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 Association
    2003-present
    Member
    Texas Music Educators Association
    2017-present
    Member
    International Tuba & Euphonium Association
    2017-2018
    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