Academic Qualifications


Doctor of Musical Arts (conducting)

University of Miami, Frost School of Music, FL

Degree Conferred: May 2019


Master of Arts in Music (conducting)                                        

San José State University, San José, CA

Degree Conferred: May 2010


Post Baccalaureate

Cal State University, Long Beach, CA

CLAD Certification

University of San Diego, CA

CLAD Certification


Bachelor of Music Education

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Degree Conferred: May 2002

Teaching Experience


Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands:

San José State University, CA, School of Music and Dance, 2018 – present

  • Director, teacher, administrator, conductor, coordinator of performances, arranger of music, and drill writer for the SJSU Spartan Marching Band and Basket Ball Pep Band.
  • Conductor and teacher of the SJSU Symphonic Band in coordination with Director of Bands, Dr. David Vickerman.
  • Supervisor of Teacher Candidates in the process of their student teaching.
  • Teaching other Music Education courses as needed (i.e. “Marching Band Techniques”).
  • Expanding and maintaining the prominence of this nationally recognized and highly visible university band program.
  • Coordinating with the staff and faculty of the SJSU School of Music and Dance on all matters concerning performances in concert or for recruitment.
  • Coordinating with the staff and faculty of the SJSU Athletics Department on all matters concerning performances at sporting events.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with public school band directors in the region in order to facilitate successful recruitment not only to the music program at SJSU, but the university as a whole.

Graduate Teaching Assistant:

University of Miami, Frost School of Music, FL, 2016 – present

  • Assist with all aspects of the University Bands
  • Conductor for the University Band
  • Associate Conductor for the Frost Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds
  • Teaching assistant for the “Frost Band of the Hour” Marching Band
    • Assist with rehearsals, performances, music and drill instruction
  • Organization and assistance with the Frost Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, University Band, and “Frost Band of the Hour” for tours, performances, and bowl trips.

Adjunct Instructor:

San José State University, CA, School of Music and Dance, 2012

  • Taught a weekly graduate course on Secondary Music Education Methodology
  • Developed syllabus and curriculum clearly defining expected student learning outcomes
  • Successfully prepared graduate level students for jobs in the field of music education

Director of Bands:

Lincoln High School, an Academic, Visual, and Performing Arts School

San José Unified School District, CA, 2010 – 2016

  • Directed all aspects of the wind band program including:
    • 4 Concert Bands
    • 2 Jazz Bands
    • Mariachi
    • Marching Band
    • Orchestral Director for Musical Theater
  • Recruited for program over 6 years almost tripling the size of the program
  • Organized fundraising, travel, performance, and recording of all groups
  • Developed syllabi, curriculum, and taught an overloaded schedule of 6 classes a semester in addition to extracurricular groups.

Graduate Teaching Assistant:

San José State University, CA, School of Music and Dance, 2009 – 2010

  • Conductor of the Symphonic Band
    • Organized curriculum
    • Chose repertoire
    • Scheduled and conducted performances
  • Taught undergraduate courses in Beginning and Advanced Conducting
    • Organized curriculum
    • Successfully prepared students for conducting large ensembles in educational and artistic settings

Director of Bands:            

Pioneer High School, Whittier Union High School District, CA, 2002 – 2008

  • Directed all aspects of the wind band program including:
    • 3 Concert Bands
    • 1 Jazz Band
    • Marching Band
    • Music History and Appreciation Courses
  • Recruited for program over 6 years almost tripling the size of the program
  • Organized fundraising, travel, performance, and recording of all groups
  • Developed syllabi, curriculum, and taught an overloaded schedule of 6 classes a semester in addition to extracurricular groups.

Conductor:

Intermediate Band and Advanced Orchestra

Arrowbear Music Camp, Arrowbear, CA, 2002 – present

  • Choose repertoire
  • Conduct literature to a group of participants each summer in a symposium/summer camp style setting

Instructional Aide:

La Serna High School, Whittier Union High School District, CA, 1999 – 2001

  • Assist with music, marching, and drill instruction of the marching band during summer rehearsals

Staff Arranger/Marching Instructor:

Centaurus High School, Boulder Valley School District, CO, 2001 – 2003

  • Assist with music, marching, and drill instruction of the marching band during rehearsals and performances

Private Lesson Instructor:

  • Tuba, Euphonium, and Trombone Students, 1999 – 2009

 

Works conducted (selection)


  • America the Beautiful – Carmen Dragon
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • An American Elegy – Frank Ticheli
    • Lincoln High School AVPA, Wind Ensemble
  • An Outdoor Overture – Aaron Copland
    • San José State University, Wind Ensemble
  • Aurora Awakes – John Mackey
    • University of Miami, Frost Wind Ensemble
  • Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    • Arrowbear Music Camp, Advanced Orchestra
  • Cartoon – Paul Hart
    • San José State University, Wind Ensemble
  • Chester – William Schuman
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Country Gardens – Percy Grainger
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Divertimento for Band, Op. 42 – Vincent Persichetti
    • CMEA Central Coast Section High School Honor Band
  • English Folk Song Suite – Ralph Vaughan Williams
    • University of Miami, Frost Symphonic Winds
  • Escape from Plato’s Cave – Stephen Melillo
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Evil Genius Takes a Day Off – World Premiere – Amanda Mikaelsson
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • First Suite in Eb – Gustav Holst
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Fortress – Frank Ticheli
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Foundry – John Mackey
    • Lincoln High School AVPA, Wind Ensemble
  • George Washington Bridge – William Schuman
    • San José State University, Wind Ensemble
  • Hammersmith – Gustav Holst
    • University of Miami, Frost Wind Ensemble
  • Hold This Boy and Listen – Carter Pann
    • Lincoln High School AVPA, Wind Ensemble
  • Little Threepenny Music – Kurt Weill
    • San José State University, Chamber Winds
  • Melodious Thunk – David Biedenbender
    • University of Miami, Frost Symphonic Winds
  • Motown Metal – Michael Daugherty
    • San José State University, Chamber Winds
  • Night Dances – Bruce Yurko
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Pas Redoublé – Camille Saint-Saëns
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Pastime – Jack Stamp
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Petite Symphonie – Charles Gounod
    • University of Miami, Chamber Winds
  • Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo – Malcom Arnold
    • Lincoln High School AVPA, Wind Ensemble
  • Revival – John Philip Sousa
    • Lincoln High School AVPA, Wind Ensemble
  • Ronald Searle Suite – Lyn Murray
    • San José State University, Chamber Winds
  • Satiric Dances – Norman Dello Joio
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Serenade in Eb, K.375 – Wolfgang A. Mozart
    • University of Miami, Chamber Winds
  • Sonoron Desert Holiday – Ron Nelson
    • San José State University, Wind Ensemble
  • Spring Festival – Chen Yi
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Strange Humors – John Mackey
    • San José State University, Wind Ensemble
  • Suite Dreams – Steven Bryant
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Suite No. 1, L’Arlésienne – Georges Bizet
    • Arrowbear Music Camp, Advanced Orchestra
  • Sunrise at Angel’s Gate – Philip Sparke
    • San José State University, Wind Ensemble
  • Sym. No. 1, “Lord of the Rings,”mvt. 1 – Johan de Meij
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Symphonies of Wind Instruments – Igor Stravinsky
    • University of Miami, Frost Wind Ensemble
  • Symphony on Themes by John Philip Sousa – Ira Hearshen
    • Lincoln High School AVPA, Wind Ensemble
  • Tirana – Carol Barnett
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Undertow – John Mackey
    • San José State University, Wind Ensemble
  • Variants on a Medieval Tune – Norman Dello Joio
    • San José State University, Wind Ensemble
  • Variations on a Korean Folk Song Suite – John Barnes Chance
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Vesuvius – Frank Ticheli
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Voodoo – Daniel Bukvich
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band
  • Xerxes (Concert March) – John Mackey
    • Lincoln High School AVPA, Wind Ensemble
  • Yosemite Autumn – Mark Camphouse
    • San José State University, Symphonic Band

SCHOLARLY RESEARCH & CREATIVE WORK

Conducting:


Honor Bands:

  • California Music Educators Association, Central Coast Section – February, 2019

Competitions:

  • Grand Champion – National Association of Brass Band Conductors, Eccles, U.K. – June, 2019

Arranging and Editing:


Editions of John Philip Sousa marches including accurate performance practices:

  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
  • America First
  • Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

Currently researching Henry Fillmore and his unique performance practices with an intent to publish new editions of his work from the early 1900s.


Research project underway concerning the influential and important lineage of band directors on the faculty at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music.


An arrangement of I Love You Truly by Carrie Jacobs-Bond with narration and multi-media presentation for a special concert in tribute to Baseball. Performed at San José State University with the Symphonic Band in 2010.


Various marching band arrangements for high schools and universities:

  • Capriccio Italien – Tchaikovsky
  • 1812 Overture – Tchaikovsky
  • Auld Lang Syne – Traditional
  • Various film scores and popular songs

 

Performance Experience

  • University of Miami, Frost Wind Ensemble: Teaching Asst./Conductor, 2016–present
  • University of Miami, Frost Symphonic Band: Teaching Asst./Conductor, 2016–present
  • San José Wind Symphony, Community Band: Euphonium, 2010, 2015–2016
  • San José State University, Wind Ensemble: Principal Euphonium, 2008–2010
  • University of Colorado, Wind Symphony: Principal Euphonium, 1999–2000
  • University of Colorado, Symphonic Band: Principal Euphonium, 1998–99, 2000–01
  • University of Colorado, Marching Band: Drum Major, 1999–2002
  • University of Colorado, Marching Band: Baritone Horn, 1998–99
  • Cal State University Los Angeles, Wind Ensemble: Principal Euphonium, 1998, 2002–06
  • S.C.S.B.O.A. California All-Southern Honor Band: Euphonium, 1998
  • C.B.D.A. California All-State Honor Bands: Principal Euphonium, 1997–98
  • Cal State University Los Angeles, Symphonic Band: Principal Euphonium, 1996–97
  • Whittier College Wind Ensemble: Principal Euphonium, 1995–96

 

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Excellence, Leadership, & Service Award, Graduate Student Association, University of Miami: 2017
  • Tuition Waiver & Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Miami: 2016–present
  • Teacher of the Year, Lincoln High School: 2013
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Lincoln High School Foundation: 2012
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, San José State University School of Music: 2010
  • Tuition Waiver & Graduate Teaching Assistant, San José State University: 2008–2010
  • Tuition Waiver, University of Colorado: 1998–2002
  • & A. Henry Music Education Scholarship, University of Colorado: 2000
  • Fiske Performance Competition Scholarship, University of Colorado: 1998, 1999
  • Kappa Kappa Psi, Music Service Fraternity: 1999–2017
  • Tau Beta Sigma, Music Service Sorority: 2017–present

 

Professional Memberships

  • National Education Association: 2002–present
  • National Association for Music Education (formerly the CMENC): 1998–present
  • California Band Directors Association: 2002–2016
  • Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association: 2002–2008

 

References

Available upon request