curriculum vitae

Education | Professional Experience | Honors/Awards | Conducting | Trumpet | Volunteer


EDUCATION

Master of Music degree in Conducting Performance1996
Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Bachelor of Music degree in Education1993
Radford University (VA)

Advanced Studies Diploma1989
Forest Glen High School (VA)


CERTIFICATION

North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction
Professional Educator's License, K-12 MusicExp. June 2023


Virginia Dept. of Education
Collegiate Professional Teaching License, K-12 Music Exp. June 2001

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Yancey County Schools (NC)Nov. 2020-present
Director of Bands (Middle Schools)
East Yancey Middle School and Cane River Middle School

James River Day School (VA)Aug 2019-Jun 2020
Technology Teacher, grades 5-8

Waterton Brass Music LLC (VA)
President and OwnerJan 2007-Apr 2017
Composer/ArrangerJan 2007-pesent

Grand Mesa Music Publishers2011-present
Composer

Private Trumpet Studio1989-2000, 2003-2014
Trumpet Instructor

Sweetbriar College (VA)Sep 2008-May 2009
Adjunct Music Faculty
Private Brass Instructor (Horn)

Lynchburg College (VA)Jan 2007-May 2009
Adjunct Music Faculty
Brass Ensemble Director, Private Brass Instructor (Trumpet & Horn)

Music Adjudicator
Bedford County (VA) Invitational Marching Band Competition (Music Caption)Fall 2008
Bedford County (VA) Invitational Marching Band Competition (Music Caption)Fall 2007
Virginia District III Regional Band AuditionsFall 2005
Appomattox (VA) Regional Governor’s School for the Arts & TechnologySpring 1999
Virginia District III Regional Band AuditionsSpring 1999
Virginia District III Regional Band AuditionsSpring 1998
Bayside High School (VA) Marching Marlin Classic (Drum Major Caption)Fall 1997
Virginia District III Regional Band AuditionsSpring 1997
Virginia District III Solo and Ensemble FestivalSpring 1996
Virginia District I Regional Band AuditionsSpring 1995
Virginia District IV Regional Band AuditionsSpring 1994

Conductors Guild Inc
Executive DirectorJune 2002-May 2006
Administrative DirectorJan 2000-June 2002

McHenry County Office of Education (IL)Jul 2000-Dec 2000
Website Maintenance/Technical Support

Richmond Brass Consort (VA)Jun 1999-Dec 1999
Founder/Music Director

Dinwiddie Middle School (VA)Aug 1997-Dec 1999
Director of Bands

Nottoway Middle School (VA)Aug 1996-June 1997
Director of Bands

Nottoway High School (VA)Aug 1996-June 1997
Assistant Director of Bands

John Rolfe Middle School (VA)Fall 1995-Spring 1996
Trumpet/Brass Instructor

VCU Community School for the Performing Arts (VA)Sep 1994-May 1996
Trumpet Instructor

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Pep Band and University Band DirectorAug 1994-May 1996
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Band)Aug 1994-May 1996

Henrico High School (VA)Fall 1999
Brass Quintet Coach, Brass Instructor

Marching Band Camp Instructor
York High School (VA)Summer 1995
Chambersburg Area High School (PA)Summer 1995, 1994, 1993
Lakeland High School (VA)Summer 1995, 1992, 1991
Forest Glen High School (VA)Summer 1990, 1989

Suffolk City Schools (VA)Jan-June 1994
Franklin City Schools (VA
)Jan-June 1994
Substitute Teacher

Radford University & Pulaski Co. Schools (VA)
Student Teacher, K-12 MusicFall 1993

Radford University Community Arts School (VA)
Jan 1992-Dec 1993
Trumpet Instructor

Radford University Dept. of Music (VA)

Student Teacher, K-12 Music (Pulaski Co. Schools)Fall 1993
Pep Band Undergraduate ConductorFall 1992-Spring 1993
Undergraduate Band StaffAug 1989-Dec 1993



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HONORS & AWARDS

"March of The Chinchillas" (Grand Mesa Music) featured in2015 Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Band (GIA Publications)

“Extraordinary Merit” - NLG 2015 Writers’ Awards2015, Numismatic Literary Guild
The Complete Guide To Collecting Composer Coins.
ISBN: 978-1-312-63617-0

ASCAP PLU$ Award2012

Undergraduate Student Conductor on Tour (Radford University)1993

Undergraduate Nominated Honors Recital in Trumpet (Radford University)1993

Undergraduate Nominated Honors Recital in Piano (Radford University)1992



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CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE

ORCHESTRA
Virginia Commonwealth University Symphony Orchestra **
Radford University String Orchestra

BAND/WIND ENSEMBLE
Yancey County Middle School Bands +
Alta Vista Combined School Bands * (one-day workshop)Fall 2013
Longwood High School Honors Band * January 2012
Richmond Symphonic Winds *
Virginia Commonwealth University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Virginia Commonwealth University Band +
Radford University Wind Ensemble
Radford University Concert Band
Virginia Commonwealth University Pep Band +
Radford University Pep Band
Dinwiddie Middle School Bands +
Nottoway Middle School Bands +
Nottoway Intermediate School Bands +
Nottoway High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Pulaski County High School Symphonic Band
Pulaski County High School Concert Band
York High School Symphonic Band **
Nansemond River High School Symphonic Band **
Lakeland High School Concert Band **
Pulaski County Middle School Band **

BRASS ENSEMBLE
Lynchburg College Brass Ensemblet +
Richmond Brass Consort +

CHORAL
Virginia Commonwealth University Choral Arts Society **

WORKSHOPS
Radford University Annual Conducting WorkshopSpring 1998
Beethoven Workshop for ConductorsFall 1997
Virginia Commonwealth University Conducting WorkshopFall 1994
Virginia Music Educators Association Instrumental Conducting WorkshopFall 1993
Radford University Annual Conducting WorkshopSpring 1993


+ Director
* guest conductor
** rehearsals only



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TRUMPET PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

ORCHESTRA
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
DuPage (IL) Symphony Orchestra ‡
Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra †
Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Virginia Commonwealth University Symphony Orchestra †
Virginia Commonwealth University Opera/Chamber Orchestra †
Radford University Ballet/Chamber Orchestra

BAND/WIND ENSEMBLE
Lynchburg Pops Community Band *
Lynchburg College Wind Symphony
Richard Bland College Wind Ensemble *
Boxcar Brass Band
Richmond Symphonic Winds
The Continentals (Professional Jazz Ensemble) - one performance only
Richmond Swing Orchestra *
West Chester (PA) Concert Band *
Virginia Commonwealth University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Richmond Concert Band
Old Dominion University Symphonic Wind Ensemble *
Radford University Wind Ensemble
Radford University Concert Band †
Virginia Intercollegiate Band/Virginia New Music Symposium
Radford University Jazz Ensemble

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
BlackWater Brass Quintet *
Richmond Brass Quintet
Richmond Brass Consort
Boulevard Brass Quintet †
Festival Brass Quintet ‡
Die Dorfmusikanten (German Band) ‡
Ars Nova Brass Quintet
Ft. Lee Theater Ensemble †
VCU Brass Quintet/Quartet †
New River Chamber Winds
NEXUS Chamber Orchestra (VCU Residency)
Radford University Brass and Percussion Ensemble
Radford University Trumpet Ensemble
New River Brass Quintet

SOLOIST
Radford University Dept. of Music Undergraduate Honors Recital, TrumpetSpring 1993
Radford University Dept. of Music Undergraduate Honors Recital, PianoSpring 1993


† principal
‡ substitute principal
* rehearsals only
** extra/offstage



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VOLUNTEER

Lynchburg Pops Community BandFeb 2020-present
Webmaster

Food For Thought Lynchburg
Part-time Technical Support

Southeastern Composers LeagueApril 2011-Sep 2013
Webmaster

International Trumpet GuildNov 2008-May 2013
Internet Links Hub Editor



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AFFILIATIONS

American Composers Forum
American Numismatic Association
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
Conductors Guild
International Trumpet Guild
National Association for Music Education
National Band Association
North Carolina Music Educators Association
Numismatic Bibliomania Society
Numismatic Literary Guild
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Xi Theta Charter President)
Tri-M Music Honor Society (Faculty Life Member)

   







 











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