Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2006-2008 - Artist Diploma - Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)

 

Scholarships: Full tuition scholarship, travel grant to regional tuba conference, travel grant to summer festival, Mendez Brass Institute full scholarship, Atlantic Brass Quintet Festival scholarship.

T.A. Responsibilities: Performed in the Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Contemporary Ensemble, and Tuba Euphonium Ensemble. Assisted the Brass Chair, Music Education Chair, and Orchestral Rep. teacher in administrative duties. Assisted Head of Large Ensembles with conducting courses. Presented master classes to undergraduate music education brass students. Administered weekly lessons to music education majors on every brass instrument. Ran Tuba Ensemble rehearsals as needed. Taught brass lessons to undergraduate music education majors.

Offices Held: President of Duquesne University Euphonium Tuba Society (DUETS). Arranged and helped to organize a Tuba Day by working with tuba professors from Indiana University, Youngstown State University, New England Conservatory, and Duquesne University. Managed finances and fundraised to bring DUETS members to the Regional National Convention.

Teachers:
Craig Knox, Principal Tuba Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Center City Brass Quintet
George Vosburgh, Principal Trumpet Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Murray Crewe, Principal Bass Trombone Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pete Sullivan, Principal Trombone Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Brian Kiser, Professor of Tuba Youngstown State University

Ensembles: Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Tuba Ensemble, Contemporary Ensemble, Tuba Quartet, Brass Quintet, Brass Orchestral Repertoire reading course.

Tours: Duquesne University Wind Symphony, Washington D.C. tour including a performance for the College Band Directors National Association Regional Conference at the United States Marine Corps John Philip Sousa rehearsal hall.

2004-2006 - Master of Music - New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA)

 

Scholarships: Partial performance based tuition scholarship, partial merit based tuition scholarship.

Teachers:
Mike Roylance, Principal Tuba Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charlie Schleuter, Principal Trumpet Boston Symphony Orchestra (retired)

Ensembles: Philharmonia, Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Rag Time Ensemble, Brass Choir, Brass Quintet, Tuba Quartet.

Tours: Brazil and Venezuela Summer tours with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

1999-2004 - Bachelor of Music - University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA)

 

Scholarships: Full tuition with music scholarship and grants.

Teachers:
John Manning, Principal Tuba Vermont Symphony, Albany Symphony, Atlantic Brass Quintet
Mike Roylance, Principal Tuba Boston Symphony Orchestra

Ensembles: Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, Jazz Band, Jazz Studio Orchestra, Tuba Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Tuba Quartet. Mt. Holyoke College Symphony Orchestra, Amherst College Orchestra, Smith College Orchestra, Smith College Wind Ensemble.

Tours: Toronto with UMass Jazz Studio Orchestra. Massachusetts with Mt. Holyoke College Orchestra. Los Angeles with Amherst College Orchestra.

Awards: IAJE Best Collegiate Studio Orchestra, IAJE Best Collegiate Big Band.

1995-1999 - High School Training - Burlington MA High School, New England Conservatory of Music Prep School, Boston University Prep School

 

Teachers:
John Manning, Adjunct Professor of Tuba Boston University
Seth Hamlin, Adjunct Professor of Trombone Harvard University

Ensembles:
Burlington High School: Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Dixie Land Band
N.E.C. Prep: Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet
Boston University Prep: Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Brass Quintet

Tours: Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble: Portugal, Spain, England, Scotland, Wales, Montreal, New York City, And Boston.

Awards: Sr. District Orchestra/Band Principal Tuba, All-State Orchestra/Band Principal Tuba, All-Eastern Band

Additional Training

Performed in Master Classes for and studied privately with:

  • Vesko Eschkenazy, Concertmaster Concrtgebouworkest
  • Otto Deroles, Concertmaster Brussels Philharmonic
  • Jakob Keiding, Principal horn Copenhagen Philharomonic
  • James Nova, Trombone Pittsburgh Symphony
  • James Markey, Bass Trombone Boston Symphony
  • Toby Oft, Principal Trombone Boston Symphony
  • Steve Lang, Trombone Boston Symphony
  • Michael Martin, Trumpet Boston Symphony
  • Elizabeth Rowe, Principal Flute Boston Symphony
  • Alan Baer, Principal Tuba New York Philharmonic
  • Gary Ofenloch, Principal Tuba Utah Symphony
  • Tim Higgins, Principal Trombone San Francisco Symphony
  • Gene Pokorny, Principal Tuba Chicago Symphony
  • Mick Mulcahey, Trombone Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Tom Siders, Assistant Principal Trumpet Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • David Fedderly, Principal Tuba Baltimore Symphony
  • Mike Roylance, Principal Tuba Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Donald Blakeslee , Principal Tuba Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (deceased)
  • Bud Herseth, Principal Trumpet Chicago Symphony Orchestra (retired)
  • Sam Pilafian/Patrick Sheridan
  • Daniel Perantoni, Professor of Tuba Indiana University
  • Brian Meixner, Professor of Tuba Slippery Rock University
  • John Manning, Professor of Tuba University of Iowa

Conducting Experience

  • 2006-2007 Conducting T.A. Duquesne University; administered basic instruction and private lessons to undergraduate conducting students; assisted instructor with every day classroom activities
  • 2004-2005 Conducting course New England Conservatory of Music
  • 2003-2004 Conducting course University of Massachusetts
  • 2002-2004 University of Massachusetts Conductors Seminar directed by Malcolm Rowell

Teaching Experience

University

2012-2013 Artist associate Tuba and Euphonium - Williams College (Williamstown MA)
Teach basic and advanced tuba and euphonium to undergraduate students, coach ensembles as necessary and perform recitals as desired.

2007-2008 Adjunct Professor of Tuba - Duquesne University (Pittsburgh PA)
Teach basic and advanced tuba to candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Music in Performance, Music Therapy, Music Technology, Music Education, and Music Theory. Adjudicate undergraduate brass auditions. Coach Tuba Euphonium Ensemble as needed. Coach chamber ensembles as needed. Administer Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band sectionals weekly.

2002-2004 Adjunct Professor of Tuba - Amherst College (Amherst MA)
Teach basic and advanced tuba weekly to tuba students. Conduct Orchestra Sectionals once a week.

Master Classes

2011 University of Massachusetts Lowell Tuba Master Class
2010 Boston College, Brass Quintet Master Class
2006, 2007, 2008 Duquesne University, Music Education Tuba Master Class
2004, 2006 New England Conservatory of Music, Composers Tuba Master Class

Coaching

2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Symphony
2014 Tufts University Symphony Orchestra
2014 Tufts University Wind Ensemble
2012 Fundacion Sinfonia, Republica Dominicana Youth Orchestra Residency
2011-present Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
2004-2006 New England Conservatory of Music, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
2004-2006 New England Conservatory of Music, Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble
2004 New England Conservatory of Music, Youth Festival Orchestra

Private Studios

2010-present Boston, MA
2007-2010 Pittsburgh, PA
2004-2006 Boston, MA; Burlington, MA
2001-2004 Amherst, MA