curriculum vitae

Education | Prof. Experience | Honors/Awards | Conducting | Trumpet | Volunteer | Affiliations


EDUCATION

Master of Music degree (M.M.) in Conducting Performance1996
Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA

Bachelor of Music degree (B.M.) in Education1993
Radford University - Radford, VA

Advanced Studies Diploma (with Honors)1989
Forest Glen High School - Suffolk, VA

TEACHING CERTIFICATION

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

Virginia Dept. of Education
Collegiate Professional Teaching License, K-12 Instrumental MusicExp. June 2001

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Buncombe County Schools (NC)Aug 2022-present
Substitute Teacher

Music & Arts (NC)Aug 2022-present
Music Teacher, Master

Yancey County Schools (NC)Nov 2020-June 2022 (2yrs)
East Yancey Middle School and Cane River Middle School
Director of Bands (Middle Schools)

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Total supervision and instruction for the band program. 200 students grades 6-8, at two middle schools - including beginning band recruitment and establishment of Tri-M Music Honor Society chapters at each school. Also included maintaining and managing the school's instrument inventory, and creating a music database.


James River Day School (VA)Aug 2019-June 2020 (1yr)
Technology Teacher, grades 5-8
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Included creating a curriculum involving software and hardware experiences, html coding, current and historical topics, audio and graphic manipulation, and assisted students in creating a school newsletter website. Also included providing tech support and hardware repair for teachers and staff.


Waterton Brass Music LLC (VA)
President and OwnerJan 2007-Apr 2017 (10yrs)
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A small independent publisher of pdf and print music for brass players and ensembles, including brass quartet, brass quintet, horn ensemble, large brass ensemble, low brass ensemble, trumpet ensemble and solo brass. WBM was established in 2008 and the LLC was formed in 2009. Its catalog included over 200 publications by 40 composers and arrangers from eight countries. WBM averaged 29 publications per year with New Music accounting for over 23% of its catalog; and averaged 225 free titles given each year during 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014, the website was completely redesigned and, to reduce operating expenses, the decision was made to discontinue sales of printed music and only provide electronic publications. Ownership of the business and operations were sold and transferred in 2017. Responsibilities included:

  • Website Design Maintenance, and Implementation.
  • Music Engraving, Typesetting, Editing and Proofing.
  • Print and Electronic Publishing.
  • Order Fulfillment, electronic and printed production/delivery.
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting.
  • Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization, etc.

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 (1yr)
Adjunct Music Faculty
Private Brass Instructor (Horn)

Lynchburg College (VA)Jan 2007-May 2009 (2.5yrs)
Adjunct Music Faculty
Brass Ensemble Director, Private Brass Instructor (Trumpet & Horn)

Conductors Guild Inc
Executive DirectorJune 2002-May 2006 (4yrs)
Administrative DirectorJan 2000-June 2002 (2.5yrs)
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The Conductors Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 international music service organization with approximately 2,000 individual, library, and institutional members in the U.S. and more than thirty other countries. Responsibilities included the following:

  • Supervision of production and distribution of four publications: Annual Membership Directory, Monthly Conductor Opportunities Bulletin, Annual Journal of the Conductors Guild, and Quarterly Podium Notes.
  • Coordination and logistical planning of educational programs, including up to 3 Conductor Training Workshops per year, up to 3 Regional Meetings per year, and an annual Conference.
  • Major event and meeting planning; Negotiate with hotels and vendors.
  • Desktop and electronic publishing; multiple column layouts, electronic conversion, etc.
  • Bookkeeping, management, and forecasting of an annual budget operating up to $210,000; Accounts receivable and payable.
  • File all state corporate reports.
  • Staff management and supervision.
  • Database creation and management.
  • Implementation of membership services.
  • Communication with 30-member volunteer Board of Directors, 20-member Advisory Council, and a membership of almost 2,000, including monthly membership renewal generation, mass e-mail communication, etc.
  • Computer workstations and network administration, maintenance, and repair.
  • Website design, maintenance, and implementation (until its redesign in 2006).
  • Maintain relationships with business vendors.
  • Produce and present statistical and financial reports as needed.
  • Make arrangements for and attend trade-show events.


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

Carver Middle School (VA)
Private Trumpet Instructor

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

Colonial Heights Middle School (VA)
Private Trumpet Instructor

Dinwiddie Middle School (VA)Aug 1997-Dec 1999 (1.5yrs)
Director of Bands

Nottoway Middle & Intermediate Schools (VA)Aug 1996-June 1997 (1yr)
Director of Bands

Nottoway High School (VA)Aug 1996-June 1997 (1yr)
Assistant Director of Bands

John Rolfe Middle School (VA)Fall 1995-Spring 1996 (1yr)
Trumpet/Brass Instructor

VCU Community School for the Performing Arts (VA)Sep 1994-May 1996 (2yrs)
Trumpet Instructor

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
Pep Band DirectorAug 1994-May 1996 (2yrs)
University Band DirectorAug 1994-May 1996 (2yrs)
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Band)Aug 1994-May 1996 (2yrs)
Interim Grad. Teaching Assistant (Chorus)Jan 1996-May 1996 (2yrs)

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

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

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

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

Radford University & Pulaski Co. Schools (VA)
Student Teacher: Elementary Music, Middle School Band, High School BandFall 1993

Radford University Community Arts School (VA)
Jan 1992-Dec 1993 (2yrs)
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 (4yrs)



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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 +Fall 2020-present
Alta Vista Combined School Bands * (one-day workshop)Fall 2013
Longwood High School Honors Band * Jan. 2012
Richmond Symphonic Winds *
Virginia Commonwealth University Symphonic Wind EnsembleFall 1994-Spring 1996
Virginia Commonwealth University Band +Fall 1994-Spring 1996
Virginia Commonwealth University Pep Band +Fall 1994-Spring 1996
Radford University Wind Ensemble
Radford University Concert Band
Radford University Pep Band
Dinwiddie Middle School Bands +Fall 1998-Fall 1999
Nottoway Middle School Bands +Fall 1997-Spring 1998
Nottoway Intermediate School Bands +Fall 1997-Spring 1998
Nottoway High School Symphonic Wind EnsembleFall 1997-Spring 1998
Pulaski County High School Symphonic BandFall 1996
Pulaski County High School Concert BandFall 1996
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 Ensemble +Jan. 2007-May 2009
Richmond Brass Consort +June 1999-Dec. 1999

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


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** rehearsals only



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TRUMPET PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

ORCHESTRA
Blue Ridge Orchestra (NC)Fall 2021-present
Toe River Chamber Ensemble (NC) †Fall 2021-present
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (VA)
DuPage Symphony Orchestra (IL) ‡
Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra (VA) †
Petersburg Symphony Orchestra (VA)
Virginia Commonwealth University Symphony Orchestra †
Virginia Commonwealth University Opera/Chamber Orchestra †
Radford University Ballet/Chamber Orchestra (VA)

BAND/WIND ENSEMBLE
Asheville Community Band (NC) *
Lynchburg Pops Community Band *
Lynchburg College Wind Symphony
Richard Bland College Wind Ensemble *
Boxcar Brass Band
Richmond Symphonic Winds
The Continentals (Professional Jazz Ensemble) - 1 perf. 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
Toe River Chamber Brass (NC) †Fall 2021-present
Biltmore Brass (NC) +
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


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



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VOLUNTEER

Toe River Chamber Ensemble
Webmaster & TreasurerNov 2022-present

Lynchburg Pops Community BandFeb 2020-April 2022
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/MEMBERSHIP

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

   









 

















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