While I am currently pursuing a terminal degree in the social sciences, my past experiences are rooted in conducting and repertoire. In 2006, I received a Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee and his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. In 2008, I completed my a doctoral residency at the University of Washington and will soon complete the requirements for a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting. At the University of Washington, I studied instrumental conducting with Tim Salzman and trumpet with Allen Vizzutti and David Gordon. While at Washington, I was given my first opportunity to guest conduct in Japan when the UW Wind Ensemble took their 2007 Tour. At Tennessee, I was fortunate enough to be a conducting student of Dr. Gary Sousa, Dr. David Stutzenberger, and James Fellenbaum, and had additional conducting study with John Whitwell and Frank Battisti. Finally, I am a Yamaha Performing Artist and is a contributing author for the book series A Composer’s Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band (Volume IV) where I collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici on a chapter featuring his contribution to the wind band and American music.
On this portion of my website, you should find some videos of me conducting and lists of past repertoire conducted. More importantly, I will add resources I have collected over the years from various educational experiences, workshops, masterclasses, etc.
Below are some links to repertoire I have conducting, guest conducting engagements, and videos of rehearsals and concerts over the years.
Stravinsky Octet (Movt. 1):
Stravinsky Octet (Movt. 2):
Hindemith Symphony in B-flat (Movt. 1):
Hindemith Symphony in B-flat (Movt. 2):
Hindemith Symphony in B-flat (Movt. 3):
Arthus Bird Suite in D (Movt. 1):
Arthus Bird Suite in D (Movt. 2):
Arthus Bird Suite in D (Movt. 3):
Arthus Bird Suite in D (Movt. 4):
Out & Back Again, BenShoof (Movt. 1):
Out & Back Again, BenShoof (Movt. 2):
Out & Back Again, BenShoof (Movt. 3):